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Eye in the Sky

Published in 1957 (or thereabouts) Eye in the Sky is one of Philip K Dick’s earliest novels. As such a lot of the established features of Dick’s future reality are not manifest in the story, in fact this is a ‘near future’ story which begins in an alternative 1957 when eight people are involved in an accident while visiting a particle accelerator – the ‘Bevatron’. 502 more words


Adjusting to New Normals

I was in my last semester of uni, really excited to finish, enthusiastic about my impending travel plans and ready to start a new life chapter when diagnosed with an incurable and degenerative illness at 22. 689 more words



“We located, by means of thousands upon thousands of photographs, a very old man now, named Al Jarry, who played a number of bit parts in pre-war films. 329 more words

Choose Life: help make every kidney count

On March 8th this year I completed a charity skydive for Kidney Research UK.

This is not a sentence I ever anticipated saying, it wasn’t the charity aspect, I just didn’t really think the thrill-seeking, jumping-out-of-a-plane-in-free-fall-then-parachuting-to-the-ground experience was something I’d ever do. 1,007 more words


Coincidence, Chaos, & Archetypes in Our Science-Fictional World

By Eric Wargo

Source: The Nightshirt

You don’t have to be a hardheaded materialist skeptic or an atheist to be troubled by the idea of synchronicity. 1,551 more words


The Exegesis of PKD

I bought this as soon as it came out and finally started reading it this weekend. Although PKD was autodidactic and suffering from any number of possible ailments (including straight up revelations), I’m glad I finished my degree before I started reading it. 41 more words

Underlinings (#16)

PKD to Julian Jaynes:

Another curious aspect was its memory, to which I had access during the intial three or four days when it originally overwhelmed my left hemisphere. 140 more words