Monthly Archives: March 2012

Philip K Dick’s Ubik

“It seems so—negative. I don’t do anything; I don’t move objects or turn stones into bread or give birth without impregnation or reverse the illness process in sick people. Or read minds. Or look into the future—not even common talents … Continue reading

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Octavia Butler’s Dawn

“Your Earth is still your Earth, but between the efforts of your people to destroy it and ours to restore it, it has changed.” Book 1: Dawn; Section 1: Womb; Chapter 5; pp. 33-32. This quote exemplifies what Octavia Butler’s … Continue reading

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Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer

Sleep Dealer takes what we’ve discussed about being part of a community and goes further in creating a surreal futuristic phenomenon. In class the point was brought up that the labor portrayed in the film is similar to the exhaustion … Continue reading

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