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So You Want To Be A Fiction Writer?

Where to Begin –

Stop Prevaricating. Easier said than done, I hear you cry. Been there, done that. I have dabbled on and off throughout my whole life (mostly off B.D – before daughter). 1,482 more words


Man in the High Castle- Philip K. Dick

Hello everyone, and Happy Easter!

I want to apologize quickly for 2 things:

1: It’s the 4th of April and I’m behind on posting. (Grandparents’ house + no WiFi = useless laptop) 845 more words

Short story: Autofac by Philip K. Dick, from Electric Dreams. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Dead Sarah C. Harwell, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from April 2018. 21 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Reading sci-fi from pre 1980

Hubby has been reading these two books to me at bed time, and I’ve been noticing things about them.

Electric Dreams is a collection of Philip K Dick’s short stories, originally published in the 1950’s. 1,302 more words


The Penultimate Truth - Philip K Dick

You may have noticed by now that I really enjoy sci-fi, and Philip K Dick in particular! Yet again I have read, and loved, one of his novels. 501 more words

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Safe and Sound (Review And Comparison)

Based on the excellent 1955 short story, ‘Foster, You’re Dead’, Safe and Sound is a contender for the best episode in the series. The original story dealt heavily with consumerism and cold war anxiety. 503 more words


Philip K and other stuff

Sitting in the cinema with my mate Stephen back in another lifetime, as the opening credits for Total Recall unfurled. The year before, I had had a job which involved some proof reading of a corporate newsletter. 634 more words