Ο χρυσαφένιος άντρας



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Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in and lived most of his life in California In , he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous Ο χρυσαφένιος ePUB Æ novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March , , in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a strokeIn addition to published novels, Dick wrote approximately short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In , Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since In , Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.

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  • Philip K. Dick
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  • 07 July 2018

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  1. says:

    This short action filled novella, first published in If April 1954 , is set in a post apocalyptic world where government agents like Baines hunt down all mutants, killing the most dangerous and neutering the rest Baines, though, had his hands full with his latest quarry a beautiful young golden skinned man named Chris who lives just one step into the future, but can see the consequences of that one step so clearly that he always chooses the prudent thing to do He has another superpower too This short action filled novella, first published in If April 1954 , is set in a post apocalyptic world where government agents like Baines hunt down all mutants, killing the most dangerous and neutering the rest Baines, though, had his hands full with his latest quarry a beautiful young golden skinned man named Chris who lives just one step into the future, but can see the consequences of that one step so clearly that he always chooses the prudent thing to do He has another superpower toobut you ll have to read The Golden Man yourself to find out what it is I think I can say this much, though, without spoiling it for you it has something to do with the way evolution chooses the most effective mutations Philip Dick himself, in a 1978 interview, told us something about his reasons for writing this story Apparently he was weary at the 50 s fantasy of the benign mutant leader or mentor a view favored by John W Campbell, the editor of Astounding Here I am also saying that mutants are dangerous to us ordinaries, a view which John W Campbell, Jr deplored We were supposed to view them as our leaders But I always felt uneasy as to how they would view us I mean, maybe they wouldn t want to lead us Maybe from their superevolved lofty level we wouldn t seem worth leading Anyhow, even if they agreed to lead us, I felt uneasy as to where we would wind up going It might have something to do with buildings marked SHOWERS but which really weren t.

  2. says:

    This is the story the movie Next with Nicolas Cage was based on As is usually the case with PKD, I know the movie but didn t know the story didn t even know it was based on a story We re changing that this year though.We are in a post apocalyptic world where atomic radiation has produced mutated human beings They are simultaneously considered god like and a danger to us mundane homo sapiens Thus, there are people employed by the government to hunt down the mutants and either neuter or even This is the story the movie Next with Nicolas Cage was based on As is usually the case with PKD, I know the movie but didn t know the story didn t even know it was based on a story We re changing that this year though.We are in a post apocalyptic world where atomic radiation has produced mutated human beings They are simultaneously considered god like and a danger to us mundane homo sapiens Thus, there are people employed by the government to hunt down the mutants and either neuter or even kill them depending on the strength of their abilities.One mutant still at large is the titular Golden Man who is always a step ahead because his ability is to see the future or where a certain decision action will lead to He hasn t actually done anything yet but can humanity take the risk There is an interview with the author where he talked about his motivation for this story and apparently it s that in the 50s when this story was written such evolved humans were regarded as benevolent leaders in any and all stories However, PKD couldn t shake the sinking feeling that evolved humans might not want to lead us lesser versions, thus becoming a threat I m really not sure he managed to convey that danger in this story though as, for me at least, the story rather told of humanity jumpstarting the next evolutionary step and thus bringing about their own extinction while the mutants aren t really the aggressive ones Evolution itself, after all, is a natural process with no malicious intent behind it So it was rather a case of humans not waking up to the truth.Funnily enough, except for a very short moment, this had NOTHING to do with the movie Not sure if that is always or mostly the case with PKD s stories but how THIS could have inspired THAT is something of a mystery to me lol Not a bad story, overall, but nothing too spectacular either

  3. says:

    I just read the titular story from this collection on a lark because it had the underlying core of Next with Nick Cage I honestly didn t expect too much and wasn t all that surprised that it read like a standard hokey pulp You know, with tin foil outfits and utter shock and amazement that some blonde dude is really a lion among men rolls eyes OKAY, so, the core idea in the core idea of this story is still very cool and still pretty neat for something coming out of the mid 1950 s Multi world I just read the titular story from this collection on a lark because it had the underlying core of Next with Nick Cage I honestly didn t expect too much and wasn t all that surprised that it read like a standard hokey pulp You know, with tin foil outfits and utter shock and amazement that some blonde dude is really a lion among men rolls eyes OKAY, so, the core idea in the core idea of this story is still very cool and still pretty neat for something coming out of the mid 1950 s Multi worlds theory involving soothsaying in a rather cool mind blowing seeing EVERYTHING kind of way the way we tend to give Jedi s credit in the very short time span Other than that, however The story wasn t all that much lol

  4. says:

    Mark Hurst did an excellent job of editing this collection these 15 stories work well together in terms of varying in length, style, and subject matter They cover familiar PKD territory the dangers of time travel, the possibility of our planet being invaded by idiots fnools , religion as politics, objects and toys being other than what they seem, and the danger of us becoming Eisenhower clones The final story is perhaps the only sci fi story The Pre Persons I ve ever read from a pro l Mark Hurst did an excellent job of editing this collection these 15 stories work well together in terms of varying in length, style, and subject matter They cover familiar PKD territory the dangers of time travel, the possibility of our planet being invaded by idiots fnools , religion as politics, objects and toys being other than what they seem, and the danger of us becoming Eisenhower clones The final story is perhaps the only sci fi story The Pre Persons I ve ever read from a pro life perspective and while it too easily slips into misogyny, it also manages to raise interesting questions That s the thing with PKD, even when you vehemently disagree with him or his stories lose their focus, he still makes you think Much like his life, his writing can be wildly erratic, but he had his finger on the social pulse and genuinely seemed interested in ahonest,free, andloving world

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    A ChangingIn the fifties, when PKD wrote his story The Golden Man, there seemed to have been a general fascination with the idea of mutants, i.e human beings that were, in some decisive ways, different from the run of the mill us Sometimes mutation was seen as the result of some tampering with nuclear material just think of Spiderman, who made his appearance in the early 60s or of nuclear war and widespread contamination, or of evolution itself Very often, mutants were regarded as a hope A ChangingIn the fifties, when PKD wrote his story The Golden Man, there seemed to have been a general fascination with the idea of mutants, i.e human beings that were, in some decisive ways, different from the run of the mill us Sometimes mutation was seen as the result of some tampering with nuclear material just think of Spiderman, who made his appearance in the early 60s or of nuclear war and widespread contamination, or of evolution itself Very often, mutants were regarded as a hope for mankind, as leaders who could help us strike completely new paths and overcome civilization s numerous problems PKD was wary of that na ve optimism, asking himself the legitimate question that if those mutants are really so superior, why should they bother employing their marvellous faculties in order to help us out of our self created messes or why should they do so without the ulterior motive of seizing power over humanity The eponymous Golden Man in our story is not really a Nietzscheanbermensch but he is also different from most other mutants that populate the world of PKD s short story, a society which has grown used to mutants as a result of a past nuclear war and which has adapted a strict policy of hunting these mutants down and euthing them as they euph the term In this story, we get introduced to a wide variety of mutants through the talk of the characters , ranging from an eight breasted woman to some menacing creatures in Tunis, which kill their victims and then take on their forms, continuing their lives Our Golden Man is devoid of language, uninterested in social exchange, but able to know what is going to happen in the near future and adapt his course of action to it instinctively 1 Apart from that, as his sobriquet implies, he is very good looking tall, athletic, of a golden colour, which is why especially the women in this story often refer to him as a god come down from heaven.The fact that an unthinking being, with some precog abilities, appears to be superior to homo sapiens, maybe able to replace him one day, is seen as a dire humiliation by the representatives of non mutant society To be replaced by an animal Something that runs and hides Something without a language He spat savagely That s why they weren t able to communicate with it We wondered what kind of semantic system it had It hasn t got any Noability to talk and think than a dog That means intelligence has failed, Baines went on huskily We re the last of our line like the dinosaur We ve carried intelligence as far as it ll go Too far, maybe We ve already got to the point where we know so much think so much we can t act In other words, the existence and the success of the Golden Man seem to suggest that our assumptions as to evolution tending into the direction of intelligent humans may be starkly erroneous We are probably not the crown of creation, not even of any further interest at all, but just a blind alley, leading nowhere Maybe, the whole idea of evolution following a scheme is wrong Maybe, it s just a trial and error game, a wilful squandering of life forms that tends to go nowhere in particular One may imagine that PKD had some difficulty getting this story published and that when it was published in the science fiction magazine If, the following number had a two page editorial consisting of a letter by a school teacher who criticized Dick s story for not presenting the mutants in afavourable life.Hmmm, people s implicit trust in mutants and their desire for being led by them, will it ever be exploited politically, one wonders 1 One may say that in this respect, PKD fails in credibility to a certain extent because near the end of the story, the Golden Man seems to be weighing various alternatives of action, which is something that could not be achieved just relying on animal instinct, I d say

  6. says:

    everyone needsdick in their life

  7. says:

    I only read The Golden Man, for school But i think it was a pretty good, short, sci fi, story Well at least the idea theme of the story was i really cant think of a word But you know, it was pretty good i guess Anyway, i only typed this to let people know that i only read The Golden Man, so yeah

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a review of the title story THE GOLDEN MAN It contains spoilers.This story is a precursive working of themes that will be treated indetail in Frank Herbert s DUNE The mutant as potential dominator, but also the trap of precognition Cris is presented as in the grip of his inflexible path , he knows where we guess, so he has no freedom at all His vision of the world is synchronic and spatialised, where human intelligence is diachronic, i.e comprising novelty and uncertainty H This is a review of the title story THE GOLDEN MAN It contains spoilers.This story is a precursive working of themes that will be treated indetail in Frank Herbert s DUNE The mutant as potential dominator, but also the trap of precognition Cris is presented as in the grip of his inflexible path , he knows where we guess, so he has no freedom at all His vision of the world is synchronic and spatialised, where human intelligence is diachronic, i.e comprising novelty and uncertainty He is all protention, and no retention He is perceived as a god, but that is an effect of his golden appearance, a tool of sexual manipulation.He is called a deeve , a deviant, but in fact he cannot deviate from his precognized inflexible path Without language, without interpretation, he cannot sublimate into culture or morality His superiority is Darwinian, but he is driven by his instincts Anita feels something like love and worries for him, he feels no such empathy, he just impregnates and uses her, and dumps her as soon as escape is possible There is no semantic bridge, not because he has superior semantics, but because he has no language There is no empathic bridge either In view of his inflexible future we humans are the deviants, introducing complexity into what would otherwise be a simple life.The story s ending with his escape is foreshadowed in the complexity of human social organisation They were able to catch Cris because of a perfect clamp that lest no holes allowing escape Yet Anita does not answer to Wisdom, and his security clamp down is incomplete I have no control over her If she wants, she can check out This is the loophole that Cris exploits.Yet this victory is like that of a computer winning at chess by exploring mechanically all the consequences of possible moves Cris s intelligence is synchronic and algorithmic he knows, where the aptly named Wisdom s is diachronic and heuristic he guesses Of course it is informed guessing, but all it takes is sufficient computational power to see half an hour into the future to triumph over even experienced well trained expert guessing Baines is right to remark that such superior computation is not a sign of mental or spiritual superiority Superior survival doesn t mean superior man Cris s precognition is a neat faculty , but it is not a development of mind

  9. says:

    this is such an amazing story and one of great depth in my opinion how it was made into such a bad movie like Next is beyond me when one could get so muchfrom just the setting alone please read the story, dont watch the movie.

  10. says:

    I only read The Golden Man It was interesting Not at all like the movie that was based on it Next.

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