What is Science Fiction? Phillip K Dick spent a fair amount of time speaking on this, and his subtle insights come the closest I’ve seen to a real understanding. 443 more words
Solar Lottery was Philip K. Dick’s first published novel, and a “PKD” novel it certainly is. Someone whose output was as large and as varied as Dick’s is bound to have a few clunkers, and his early work (early SF anyway, I haven’t read any of his “straight” novels yet) is no exception, despite coming before the mixture of amphetamine-psychosis fuelled misfires and, “Oh God, the FBI really did burgle my house!” Godhead paranoid freakouts the kind of which he is (generally) most loved and remembered for. 1,191 more words
When I was around eight years old, a classmate followed me home one day. And he never really left. I buried him last month.
His name was Bobby (or “Bobby Lee,” as his sister would call him), and I didn’t know it at the time, but he’d recently lost his father, a victim of a murder. 5,720 more words