Philip K. Dick's dystopian AI novel "Vulcan's Hammer" headed to the big screen

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I’m pretty impressed that the cover artist was able to anticipate Jude Law being cast.

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The two most relevant authors for today’s world is probably PKD, Octavia Butler, and JG ballard…

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Does the story really involve flying hammers, or did the cover artist just make that up from the title?

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THREE, the three most relevant authors for today’s world are probably PKD, Octavia Butler, JG Ballard, and Margaret Attwood…

FOUR, the FOUR most relevant authors…

:wink:

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Please, I beg you not to use Tom Cruise as the leading man, PLEASE!

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I immediately thought it was a pseudo-cover drawn to look like Patrick Wilson!

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I loved Ace Doubles. It was a perfect way to broaden the range of books and authors I was exposed to as a kid.

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Many years ago when I was doing some small-press publishing, I contacted Russ Galen about reprinting PKD’s Galactic Pot-Healer. He told me he was reserving it for the ongoing Vintage reprint series. He said, my dream is to have all of the novels in uniform editions. I said, even Vulcan’s Hammer? He said, I may not get my wish.

Replace flying hammers with ICBMs add a decade and one has Colossus The Forbin Project (complete with hardware with discrete transistors)

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But still no adaptation of Ubik? WFT, Hollywood and other streaming rabble?

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Studios are afraid millions of $ of studio equipment will devolve into stacks of box cameras.

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That’s a really tacky cover design, I much prefer the cover on the copy I have…

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Lots of drone surveillance IIRC.

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I would watch a UBIK movie adaptation, but hard to do.

They would do it the way they’ve done PKD novels before–throw away 95% of it, do something completely different with the remainder.

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Was going to do this but couldn’t think of another relevant author quickly enough! Well done.

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For my money, I Am Legend forever wins the award for great first half of a film utterly destroyed by the second half. Let’s hope that format isn’t repeated here.

Speaking of surveillance drones…

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I’m still angry about “I Robot”.
In fact the AI I am currently writing will be set up specifically to track down everyone who was involved with that and scratch their car in the supermarket carpark. All of them.

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