J.R. DUNN: Philip K. Dick and our predicament. “Dick, it seems, was a far superior prophet than the colleagues who disdained him, because, unlike many of them, he had a line on human nature, which never changes. . . . Dick’s political awareness was not so much undeveloped as developed to a point where he fully recognized the futility of politics. Instead he focused on human decency, as expressed through empathy and sacrifice.”