Philip K Dick

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‘I found myself among the speakers on a panel at Worldcon 2019, an extraordinary event that has brought thousands of sci-fi enthusiasts to Ireland from all over the world’.

In a parallel universe, I may be an avid reader of science fiction. In this one, the genre has almost entirely eluded me. And yet on Thursday, through(...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Natasha Lyonne in Russian Doll. Photograph: Netflix

It took 14 seconds of the Russian Doll trailer to give us the first death of its main character. The trailer restarted. So did her night. A minute and(...)

Ólafur Arnalds: “Ultimately, I have to fight for my right to do what I want to do”

There are various reasons why Icelandic musicians don’t bother to fit into any defined or assigned role, says Ólafur Arnalds, and they include the fol(...)

Ilac Centre Library. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Shortly before 10am, 40 people are waiting at the steps that lead to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. “Some mornings you’d think there’(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Ryan Gosling’s deadened quality suits a character who (we assume, anyway) is not a paid-up member of the human race. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

It is jarring to consider that the gap between Blade Runner and today – 35 years – is about the same as that between Blade Runner and the high era of (...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

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