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Questions related to the American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) and his work, which includes "The Man in the High Castle" (1962), "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (1968) and "A Scanner Darkly" (1977).

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Why do Rachael and Eldon attempt to blackmail Rick in “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”?

In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, at the beginning of the book, Rachael and Eldon Rosen attempt to make a deal with Rick Deckard when Rick thinks the empathy test he was going to use (the Voigt-...
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Is “The Man in the High Castle” finished?

I just started reading it so please don't spoil! I just wanna know if the book and/or its story is finished. I have presumed it's finished because it was first published back in the 1960's, but I have ...
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What is the meaning of “melt wives into sealing wax” in Dick's “The Man in the High Castle”?

“…we can deplore,” the radio, the voice of the little yellow-bellies from Tokyo was saying. God, Frink thought; and we called them monkeys, these civilized bandy-legged shrimps who would no more set ...
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What does 'pinoc' mean?

What does 'pinoc' in The Man in the High Castle mean? I had the feeling it is someone subordinate but I did not find an exact explanation in the book.