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In Defence of Lord of the Rings: Genre and Purpose in Fiction

When writing, you need to keep in mind the purpose of your writing and the culture you’re working in. When offering criticism, you need to do the same thing. 1,010 more words


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

Originally posted to Goodreads April 30, 2016.

I always feel stupid when I can’t engage in hard sci-fi like this, especially when it’s Hugo award-winning and it’s such a celebrated author. 320 more words

Book Reviews

To Be or Not To Be a Replicant?

I’m very excited, yet cautiously optimistic, about the arrival of this fall’s upcoming sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049. The trailer looks fantastic, I’m overjoyed that Harrison Ford has returned, and I am a fan of ARRIVAL director Denis Villeneuve’s work. 644 more words

The Penfield Mood Organ

Extract from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968)

Chapter 1

A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mood organ beside his bed awakened Rick Deckard. 1,340 more words

Hedonic Tone

The Man in the High Castle - Review

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick Published in 1962 Pages: 274 Genre: Alternate history, speculative fiction

“For a week Mr. R. Childan had been anxiously watching the mail.” … 928 more words


Observations, 5/10/17

It may be that cycles—and, more specifically, re-cycles—are just the way of the universe. Repeating cycles, sometimes with only slight variations, sometimes with more creative twists. 453 more words

Current Events

My Work In Upcoming Philip K. Dick Anthology

Just got the cover and initial publishing info for the anthology two of my Philip K. Dick essays appear in, The Matrix Control System Of Philip K. 99 more words