The Black Iron Prison
PKDs idea is that humanity is under a spell, or has become infected with a 'mind-virus'. This virus has colonised our psyche, and one of its main effects is that it tells us that there is no mind-virus.
Scapegoats, Royalty, and a Summary of the Series So Far
We apparently need a scapegoat on whom to blame 'the bad stuff', whether or not there is one single entity at fault for what ails us. Does the devil have goat's feet by coincidence?
Make the Darkness Conscious
We glimpsed the world that could be, a world that most of us have borne at least brief witness to. Where wordless harmony calls the tune and our eyes are fixed on the same light beyond the horizon, a light that comes from a place deeper than our differences.
Do Look Up: Dr. Lilly and the SSI
Lilly closed the toilet door and locked it hurriedly from the inside. He knew there was no time to lose. He took out his syringe, already prepared with a dose of ketamine, slapped his arm until a vein became visible, and injected himself quickly and expertly.
Chained To The Earth
This is Part Four of the investigation into Moloch, the Solid State Intelligence, Ahriman, and other dark forces which are either a kind of shorthand for coordination failures, or, from another viewpoint are in a very real sense evil entities.
Making Sense of Dark Forces
Part two of 'The Solid State Entity, or the real reason why we can't have nice things.'
The Solid State Entity, or the real reason why we can't have nice things.
There are two separate but intertwined ideas which I hope to explore in this series: that the unforeseen consequences of our individual(ist) decision making are creating a nightmare world, and that this encroaching darkness has some kind of identity or will of its own.