Dreaming 02

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) is the story of a bounty hunter policing the local android population. It occurs on a dying, poisoned Earth de-populated of all “successful” humans; the only remaining inhabitants of the planet are people with no prospects off-world. Androids, also known as andys, all have a preset “death” date. However, a few andys seek to escape this fate and supplant the humans on Earth. The 1968 story is the literary source of the film Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner Release Date Release Date: 25 June 1982

Domestic Total Gross: $27,580,111

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $32,868,943

On February 17, 1982, after completing an interview, Dick contacted his therapist complaining of failing eyesight, and was advised to go to a hospital immediately, but did not. The next day he was found unconscious on the floor of his Santa Ana, California home after suffering a stroke. In the hospital, he suffered another stroke after which his brain activity ceased. Five days later, on March 2, 1982 he was disconnected from life support and died

(1) – Philip K Dick died in March 1982.

In June of 1982 a movie based on one of his novels was released. That movie went on to make supposedly only 32 million dollars.

Not a cent of that money was given to Philip K Dick because he had conveniently died 3 months previously.

(2) – Philip K Dick died after completing an interview.

Who was the interview with?

In cases like that, is it not common to wonder if poison was administered? Especially in light of the motive of the money to be made from the release of a movie based on one of his books?

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