Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928; he died of heart failure in 1982. He won the Hugo for The Man in the High Castle and the John Campbell award for Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Many of his short stories have been made into movies; Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Bladerunner) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Total Recall).
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans

Cantata 140 (1964)

Autonomic Interviewer - pape's proxy

The Zap Gun (1965)

Autonomic Plow

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

Autonomous Truck

Autofac (1955)

Bacteria-Destroying Radiation

Dr. Futurity (1960)

Battery-Powered 3D Comic Book

The Zap Gun (1965)

Bibs - cold storage for people

Cantata 140 (1964)

Big Noodle

The Divine Invasion (1981)

Biltong Life Form

Pay for the Printer (1956)

Book of the Kalends - no author, no title

Galactic Pot-Healer (1969)


Foster, You're Dead (1955)


Cantata 140 (1964)

Bubblehead - big-head brainiacs

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)

Bug Chasers

Lies, Inc. (1964)


The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)

Central Guide-Beam

Shell Game (1954)

Cephalic Pattern Door

The Zap Gun (1965)

Cephalic Sniffer

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

Cephalochromoscope (Cephscope) - see what's going on in there

A Scanner Darkly (1977)

Cephalotropic Dart

Lies, Inc. (1964)

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