Tag Archives: PKD

Ubik

I am Ubik. Before the universe was, I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here,¬†I put them there. They go as I say, they do … Continue reading

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We Can Build You

The scene is a basement repair shop, 1982. Work benches, tools, and a prone robotic¬†simulacra of Abraham Lincoln, being turned on for the first time. In the presence of its makers, the Lincoln is slowly emerging from objecthood into the … Continue reading

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Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews

Ray Bradbury always seemed out of synch with the contemporary science fiction milieu: he wrote on a typewriter until the end, was sentimental, loved circuses, dreams, toys, fantasies, myths, loathed technology to the point of never driving a car, and … Continue reading

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The Zap Gun

The original cover’s horny pronouncement: “Alien Satellites Circle the Earth–and Man’s Only Hope is a Mad Cartoonist!?” The Zap Gun is one of Philip K. Dick’s lesser “pot-boiler” novels. It was originally serialized, so it’s shitty in the way that … Continue reading

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The Man In The High Castle

At this point it’s impossible to say anything new about Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, so I’ll start by saying something really old: this is a fantastic book. It’s deep, man. In brief: the Allied forces … Continue reading

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Dr. Bloodmoney

Dawn of society: happened once, then Repeated. Bombs, Limbs, Obscurity, Oh, nuclear Destruction! Gone are Marin, San Francisco, Berkeley… One by one, the people along this Newly Emptied coast Yoke together to survive. Of course, they are all Radioactive. Haplessly, … Continue reading

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