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Pat Murphy

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PKD Award StoryBundle

Hi, all,

I just joined Goodreads, and I’m delighted to be here. I’ll be blundering about for a while as I try to figure out how it all works.

Right now, I want to let everyone know that my short story collection, Points of Departure, is available as part of an ebook StoryBundle of Philip K. Dick Award winners and finalists (available until October 15 at https://storybundle.com/pkdaward, and then go Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 02, 2015 22:06 Tags: lisa-mason, philip-k-dick-award
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She wants to be flowers but you keep making her owls.

This will be a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, as it's something I've always remembered, almost been haunted by, over the years since I read Alan Garner's The Owl Servic" Read more of this review »
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This was one of the books that got me interested in science, way back when. I read it when I was a kid, and I still remember the ant colony quite vividly. So sorry to hear it's out of print.
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“If you can’t change the world with chocolate chip cookies, how can you change the world?”
Pat Murphy

“I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized I couldn’t find books that took me to all the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.”
Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls

“I've learned to write the truth. But to do that, I had to figure out what the truth was-and I had to realize that the truth isn't always the same for everyone. I had to realize that my truth may not be the same as your truth.”
Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls

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