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Black Iron Prison

From time to time, I will toss out the phrase ‘Black Iron Prison.’ I picked it up from Philip K. Dick’s take on gnosticism and my use of it is sympathetic with his. 362 more words

Empire And Gnosis

The Robot Future that is Coming is HERE!

Author Philip K Dick raised many questions regarding human nature and its relationship to technology (most commonly reflected in the novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ later adapted into the film ‘Blade Runner’). 121 more words

Cult SciFi


This is one of the first review copies I got through LibraryThing.

Ms. Casil is associated with Book View Café, a publishing co-operative that includes some fairly well known authors across several genres. 581 more words

Book Review

Solar Lottery — Philip K. Dick (1955)

Publisher: Ace Books

Second Ace Edition, 1959

Cover Art: Ed Valigursky

Plot Synopsis (of cover): The first manned mission to the exoplanet Kepler 452B went very well—so well that the governments of Earth decided to commission a second, this time with the intent and capability of creating a long-term outpost on the planet’s surface. 600 more words


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


The Museum of Natural History is Nature's graveyard.

The long lines of people surrounding the dramatic yet frozen statue which captures the precise moment in which a skeleton of a female herbivorous dinosaur is protecting her skeletal offspring from the creeping skeleton of a predator, are dissolving and filling the huge marble hall with chatter and camera clicks. 1,116 more words