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Episode 19 - The Man in the Pod Castle

It’s 1962. Marijuana is legal in California, massive amounts of farmland was recently recovered from the Mediterranean, and human colonization of the Solar System has begun. 59 more words

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Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction
Narrator: Anthony Heald
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Whispersync Ready: Yes

In the future world of 1992 (give him a break; this book was written in 1969), Joe Chip is working for an anti-telepath organization. 888 more words

Science Fiction

Philip K. Dick in Orange County Art Show + Zine Release

I’m really excited to be co-curating an art show and zine release entitled “Philip K. Dick in Orange County.”  This show is inspired by the novels Philip K. 72 more words

The Hodpodge

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Philip K. Dick is one author that never lets his characters get in the way of his ideas.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is often touted as one of Dick’s best books. 917 more words

Fiction

The Tape and The Clock

The last book I remember reading in one sitting is The Scatter Here is too Great (reviewed elsewhere on this blog); not because it was absorbing (although it was) or suspenseful (see previous parenthesis), but because it was a tiny, fragmentary novel that took roughly as long to read again from the beginning as the search for where I left off. 789 more words

Review

March 2015 Book Haul!

I’ve been at it again this month with another trip to the lovely town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare himself! I picked up a couple of true gems as well as another two I’ve been after for a long time. 71 more words

Literature

Do androids dream of electric sheep? (¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?/Androides sonham com ovelhas elétricas?)

Philip K. Dick. Do androids dream of electric sheep? Londres: Phoenix/Orion Books, 1968 (193 pp.)*

Esta es una novela corta que aborda una distopía en el futuro, cuando ha sucedido una gran guerra y los humanos han emigrado a otros planetas y galaxias, dejando en la tierra solo a quienes no quieren emigrar y a personas a quienes debido a su inteligencia les está prohibido emigrar o reproducirse. 488 more words

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