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There was no reason A Scanner Darkly had to be science fiction. It could have been set in contemporary times with contemporary technology.
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>>7661658
To attract nerds and losers
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...did you even read the book?
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Sci-fi is more interesting than cultural wankery
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>>7661658
Not really. Maybe with the internet, but not at his time, no.
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>>7661684
This desu.
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>>7661658
W H A T I S T H I S FRESH H E L L
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At least it had a happy ending famfam
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>>7661658
Wait what, it had suits that camouflaged people's appearence.

But yeah that was about the extent of the science fiction.
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>>7661658
Dick literally said that the only reason ASD had a sci-fi setting was because he was afraid that it wouldn't sell without one.
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>>7661896
>Makeup, disguises, and anonymity hadn't been invented by the 1970s.
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people who love the Dick
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>>7661950
He was right. No one at the time would give a shit about his mediocre prose if it wasn't for the sci-fi label. His writing itself is absolutely atrocious. It's the ideas people wank to, and most if not all of them have been done better by others in a non sci-fi context.
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>>7662533
His writing is mediocre, not atrocious.
>and most if not all of them have been done better by others in a non sci-fi context.
Before Dick? Please do mention a couple
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>>7661658
>could have been set in contemporary times with contemporary technology.

it was
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