Although its box office hasn't quite matched its glowing reviews, Denis Villeneuve's “Blade Runner 2049” is the latest chapter in what has become one of the longest-running discussions of the future in all of science fiction. But amid the comparisons with Ridley Scott's classic 1982 film, the source of it all — Philip K. Dick's novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” — has nearly been lost in the chatter. Dick, who was born in Chicago, wrote the novel in 1966 and published it in 1968.
John Crowley, whose "Little, Big" (1981) is one of the standards of American fantasy, may have another classic with one of his most unusual novels yet, "Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr." Its central figure is a crow, Dar Oakley, who is apparently immortal and from whose viewpoint we watch centuries of human history unfold.
Permit us to begin with a brief summary of a short story. A hardware salesman driving from Providence to his home in New Haven notices that a clock in a roadside diner is a few minutes ahead of his watch but thinks nothing of it; he’ll still be home by 7:30. Later, after being momentarily disoriented by a “feeling of blank unbelongingness” and noting yet another inexplicable time discrepancy, he arrives home more than an hour late.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".