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Reviews and riffs of August, 2015 (and an unrelated octopus)

I don’t like August and I’m glad it’s over.

I only wrote a few riffs and reviews in August, failing to write at length about Gordon Lish’s  306 more words

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Riff on Philip K. Dick's novel Martian Time-Slip

  1. A colleague dropped by today, burst in my office really, if you’ll forgive the cliché, animated, ecstatic almost—Read this!—he commanded, thrusting a big fat hardbacked Gore Vidal volume in front of me. 
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Gubbish (Philip K. Dick)

They gubbled and gubbled. He put his hands to his ears, but the product crept up through his nose. Then he saw the place. It was where he wore out.

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And then the hallucination happened (Philip K. Dick)

And then the hallucination, if it was that, happened. He saw the personnel manager in a new light. The man was dead.

He saw, through the man’s skin, his skeleton.

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On Philip K. Dick's "Martian Time-Slip"

PKD pushed the boundaries of the science fiction genre as it burst onto the literary scene in the ’50s and ’60s. He wrote over 40 novels and over 100 short stories in his relatively brief life, and many of them became household names, not in small part because of the film adaptations they inspired:  838 more words

Book Review

Impressions on Phillip K. Dick

I just finished reading Martian Time Slip and want to talk a bit about it so if you have not read the book I suggest you avert your eyes right now……. 720 more words

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