Farewell, Ursula K. Le Guin

One of my favourite authors, and personal heroines, died on Monday. I am grieving, as I’m sure many of her fans are, and I’d like to send out my deepest condolences to her friends and family.  The world has lost a great light.  But what is remembered, lives, so here’s a tribute I put together […]

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My Year in Reading 2017

This year I fell down on the job in completing my Goodreads reading challenge.  I started with an optimistic attempt to read 75 books.  I started strong, but a brutal self-imposed writing schedule kept me hopping, and I realized in about August that I was nowhere near where I wanted to be for reading challenges.  […]

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Book Review: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Ubik by Philip K. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads. So far, my acquaintance with PKD has been strictly through this determination of mine to read through the entirety of the SF Masterworks imprint, which has spawned […]

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A Philip K. Dick Primer

By Sam Reader In 1982, Ridley Scott loosely adapted Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the classic science fiction film Blade Runner, a detective story that kept the novel’s dark aesthetic, odd symbolism, and meditations on empathy. With sequel, Blade Runner 2049 on the horizon, there’s no better time to get acquainted with the author of […]

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