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A Kindred Spirit
Philip K. Dick is dead but he s not done. The semi-famous sci-fi writer, sometimes called the Prince of Pulp or a fictionalizing philosopher, has Unfinished Business. To further complicate things, he is tangled up in the afterlife with the heretical former Episcopalian Bishop of California, James Pike. The two have finally figured out well, everything, but need a way to co ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Zialink Ink
(first published September 23rd 2010)
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e.j. Morgan’s recently released novel A KINDRED SPIRIT tells the story of Niki Perceval, a young newspaper reporter from Ottumwa, Iowa who, in 1982, is determined to go to Los Angeles to report on the end of the world. She wants to interview British scientist Dr. John Gribbin whose best-selling book, The Jupiter Effect, predicted the world might end on March 10th 1982. Gribbin’s prediction was based on a complex series of events triggered by a planetary alignment which would throw planet Earth o ...more
The author Philip K. Dick and his friend Bishop James Pike send garbled messages from the afterlife to a young female reporter in Iowa, 1982. While that is potentially an interesting plot for a novel, here it's mainly a framing story. That story is pushed to the background for most of the novel, while we watch the protagonist take a long, boring journey across the Southwestern U.S., where she meets various shamans, teachers and gurus, etc. Sometimes these characters have a connection to Dick or ...more