Addressing the Human Condition in interactive fiction?

I thought PKD’s stories were “The protagonist is placed in a difficult situation. Is he really a robot?”


“…Is he really in that situation, or is he only hallucinating that he is that situation, or maybe he is a robot programmed to believe he is in that situation? Let’s ask our next contestant: a giant pink laser beam from space.”


If it’s about seeing what the other monkeys are doing it’s literary, if it’s about events of legitimate interest to the public it’s genre fiction. It’s literary in proportion to how prurient the source of interest is. If you’re the main character, genre fiction is a story you’d tell to your friends, literary fiction is a story you’d tell to your therapist.