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he has seen things you      people      wouldn’t believe
attack dogs on fire
off the shoulder of the road

see his high beams stab the dark… 23 more words


Bob Hope Has Escaped to Canada

Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962)

Philip K. Dick is generally classified as a “sic-fi” writer, but this book, beyond a few references to Mars rockets, doesn’t have a lot of the conventional trappings of science fiction. 1,692 more words


Mind-warp, Whizzing

“I had been alternating between the works of two authors who would have recognised situation of complete and dangerously irresponsible inebriation in one of the sleaziest cities in the world. 133 more words

A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick - Audible review

I read the book of this years ago, and still have the copy of it on my small bookcase at home. Don’t be unnerved that I have a small book case, I have tonnes of books, but they’re in piles, on shelves, in boxes, so that one day, when I have a library room they can all be displayed and look pretty. 344 more words


Editors' pick: science fiction novels

Editors’ pick: science fiction novels

As an introduction to an ongoing series on the philosophy of science fiction, we’ve put together a collection of quintessential sci-fi novels to add to your reading – or re-reading – list. 187 more words


Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

Over the past few weeks I’ve received desk copies of several novels that I’ll be teaching in the fall. They are all books that I already own which have been reprinted with different pagination than previous editions, hence the need for new copies. 34 more words