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Philip K. Dick : The Dream Connection

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 4th 1999 by The Impermanent Press (first published 1999)
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Mar 09, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it
A collection of short non-fiction and fiction pieces relating to the last years of Philip K. Dick's life. As they vary quite a bit, I'm breaking the book down and commenting on each chapter in turn.

Phil as I Knew Him: D. Scott Apel and Kevin Briggs first met Phil Dick in 1977, as two aspiring writers working on a collection of profiles of science fiction authors active in the 1970's. Apel's description of Dick's appearance in those years has been repeatedly quoted by his other biographers: "He w
Jan 31, 2016 Williwaw rated it it was ok
This book fell well below my expectations. The author cobbled together two interviews that he conducted with PKD shortly before his death; PKD's short story, "The Eye of the Sibyl;" the "Tagore Letter;" an essay by a writer who believed that PKD had contacted him in dreams and assigned to him the task of writing a sequel to "The Man in the High Castle;"and a long winded account of the author's (Apel's) attempt to contact PKD post-mortem, through dreams, spirit mediums, and "synchronicities." The ...more
Dec 15, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
A worthy addition to the literature about Dick, and his later years in particular. A good balance of interview, essay, and short fiction. Previously very difficult to get hold of in print, so it is a welcome e-book at a very reasonable price.
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