Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Someone get me a copy

Philip K. Dick's last wife, Tessa Dick, has written and self-published a version of a novel that Dick was working on before his death. The novel is entitled The Owl in Daylight.

Full story from Guardian here.

Philip K. Dick fan then?
I do like his writing quite a bit. Out of the several science fiction writers I've had a gander at over the years, I find his fiction some of the best examples of the 'speculative fiction' side of science fiction. Sure, the scary political and war scenarios that exist in his short stories and novels may not noticeably exist, but there are definitely some similarities between his fictional worlds and our own. Think paranoia, wars no one really knows why they're fighting, and misuse of technology.

Plus his ponderings on the human condition that are present in his novels and short stories are pretty good as well.

So you want a copy of the book?
Well, yeah. However, I think it's going to be hard to get hold of a copy due to the thing being self-published. Oh well.

Related links
Guardian article
Official Philip K. Dick website
Wiki entry on Philip K Dick

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