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A Scanner Darkly

“The most dangerous kind of person... is one who is afraid of his own shadow.”

Substance D is not known as Death for nothing. It is the most toxic drug ever to find its way on to the streets of LA. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damage.
The undercover narcotics agent who calls himself Bob Arctor is desperate to discover the ultimate source of supply. But to find any kind of lead he has to pose as a user and, inevitably, without realising what is happening, Arctor is soon as addicted as the junkies he works among.

British Science Fiction Association Award for Novel (1979), John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction Novel (1978), Graoully d'Or for Roman étranger (1979), Tähtivaeltaja Award (1991)

The OC Weekly wrote about Philip K. Dick's writing of A Scanner Darkly when Richard Linklater's movie of the book premiered in 2006:

Rare PKD interview on A Scanner Darkly

They are watching me (in the OC)

Catherine Bruno,
Apr 18, 2014, 7:42 PM