Scaling across the myriad possibilities of reality, Philip K. Dick renders the future with the foresight and creative genius of a visionary turned Nostradamus, and eighteen of his intricate tales from the early years of 1954 – 1963 are captured in this powerfully provocative edition The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Four: The Minority Report.
This volume’s title is named after a frightening glimpse into a world without violent crime in the short story/novella “The Minority Report.” When a system is built upon the precognitive abilities of three mutant crime-prophets, murder is a thing of the past. But Dick explores the idea of imprisoning people who never actually committed crimes, but were instead “detained” by a special police division for being about to do the deeds, the “pre-crimes.” If it is possible for human beings to warp the system and frame the man who invented it and was responsible for the non-violent decades, than is it not possible that punishing people for things they have not yet done skirts and perverts the moral compass governing society? This stark glimpse into the heart of humanity and its future explores philosophy and intelligent detective lines of reasoning, while the brilliant prose thwarts the readers' guesses and moves them along a thrill ride of suspense. This is a masterpiece.
This collection contains only the best of Dick’s shorter works, and that is saying something, considering how grand his portfolio became over time. Each piece of speculative fiction gives rise to a range of emotional responses and thought provocation. While “The Minority Report” became a movie of the same name, and “Recall Mechanism” was drawn out in a sci-fi blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger titled Total Recall, these are not the only stories that warrant attention. The entire book is full of gems that cover a vast number of topics and characters set in extremely believable and fully-dimensional worlds.
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BY R.J. HUNEKE
Rune Works is ecstatic to announce that R.J. Huneke's newest thriller novel will also become a graphic novel written by the author!
"I feel this work has a lot of intrigue for potential readers, and with its sharp, visual qualities, making a dystopian graphic novel makes a lot of sense," says Huneke.
Read more of this conversation @ Rune Works.
So here it goes:
I recently won a contest online and received a custom painted coffee mug with a quote on it, and the quote has become one of my all time favorite inspirations and it is from one of my all time favorite bad-ass, innovative, and revolutionary authors of the 20th Century. Can you guess who wrote this?
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
The Answer can be found on the RUNE WORKS blog.
Reading The City & the City by China Miéville is like walking into a dream. There has never been anything written like this.
Stark realism and a vivid murder investigation start the tale off as James Patterson might. But the story quickly builds with the unique setting where two cities co-exist alongside one another, sharing the same space though they are two different countries...read the rest on Fantasy-Matters.
It is time to look back on the year that was, so that we can better look forward to the exciting year that is just a day away. 2010 was revolutionary for Rune Works Productions. Numerous art publications saw print and screen (on the internet). R.J. Huneke completed his fourth novel's manuscript, titled The Subliminal Religion, and it will undoubtedly be thrust into the speculative thriller fiction limelight in 2011. But next year is 2011, an odd year, and those are always the best!
Pictures, poetry, art, short stories and non-fiction articles have continued to be churned out by Rune Works, and many artists are currently working with R.J. Huneke to create more! The possibilities are endless, as is the media, and with the tremendous magazine, newspaper and internet publications that were successfully displayed in 2010, there is hoped to be even more spectacular and entertaining innovative works of words and art in the coming year. New announcements will follow as soon as there is enough Top Secret material to reveal to the world, but for now, just know that 2011 is going to be HUGE!
Thank you to all who support Rune Works! And Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
R.J. Huneke has completed his most ambitious work of speculative philosophical-thriller fiction to date and it is currently titled Religion (or possibly) The Subliminal Game. It involves subliminal messaging, Disney, the Tea Party and two young film students trying to prevent disaster.
I have turned the tide and started on my journey. Words and Worlds hang in the balance and I am writing it all down before the RJ Tower! Read about my newest novel on CyberwarSeries.com