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Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings
This was an interesting book to read and should be for any PKD fan. It's nonfiction of his over the years -- writings, interviews, speeches, essays, etc. A lot of it's repetitive, but still proves A selection of previously unpublished, or obscurely published, autobiographical sketches, SF musings, philosophical essays, speeches, and journal excerpts. Though he was sadly neglected in life, Dick Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, , Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career.
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A selection of previously unpublished, or obscurely published, autobiographical sketches, SF musings, philosophical essays, speeches, and journal excerpts. Though he was sadly neglected in life, Dick's reputation has grown significantly since his death. Sutin, author of a Dick biography Divine Invasions, , breaks this book into six sections, three of which deal directly with Dick's main preoccupation, science fiction. Heinlein, for instance, went out of his way to assist Dick financially though prolific, Dick was chronically broke , despite the fact that his own political ideology was diametrically opposed to that of his beneficiary. Also appearing are two chapters of a proposed sequel to Dick's successful alternate-world novel in which the Axis powers win WW II, The Man in the High Castle ; it was abandoned, according to Sutin, because he could no longer bear to involve himself with the repugnant Nazi mentality. The third SF section, on plot proposals e. The selected essays and speeches offer insight into the two questions that haunted Dick throughout his career: What is reality?