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PHILIP K DICK
with Roger Luckhurst at the Century Club - Soho W1

Wednesday 24th April 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm

Just how nuts was Philip K Dick? The cracked Californian writer, Philip Dick, has been an increasing influence on our culture since his untimely death in 1982, from the *Blade Runner* films to *Electric Dreams* to his paranoid vision of living in entirely simulated worlds that clearly influenced films like *The Matrix*. He also took amphetamines by the handful, and spent much of the 1970s writing a million word ‘exegesis’ on his encounter with an entity that may or may not have been God. In his talk, writer Roger Luckhurst will uncover the world of one of the weirdest yet most important writers of the last century.

Roger Luckhurst
Roger Luckhurst has written lots of books on science fiction, horror film and the Gothic. He recently edited for the British Library *Science Fiction: A Literary History* and wrote the BFI Classics book on the film *Alien*.

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OTHER SALON DATES AT THE CENTURY

13th February 2019
Victorian Visions: HG Wells's Scientific Romances with Dr. Michael Sherborne

20th March 2019

Aldous Huxley and a Brave New World with Nicholas Murray


24th April 2019
Roger Luckhurst on the Strange Worlds of Philip K Dick


15th May 2019
Anthony Burgess and A Clockwork Orange with Andrew Biswell


19th June 2019
Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium with Lucy Ingliss

10th July 2019
Aleister Crowley on Drugs with Gary Lachman

11th September 2019
From Peyote to Mescaline: The Birth of Psychedelic Science with Mike Jay

9th October 2019
Drugs in the Bible with Danny Nemu

13th November 2019
To be announced..

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