Friday, December 16, 2016

Philip K. Dick Born on This Date, 1928

One of my favorite non-horror writers whose vintage paperbacks I dig collecting is the esteemed science fiction giant Philip K. Dick. He had dozens of novels and collections published by numerous publishers over several decades and I haven't even read all the ones I own, so yeah, there's lots to look forward to!

Philip Kindred Dick (1928 - 1982)


Maxwell said...

Maze of Death has some "almost horror" aspects. I love all PKD stuff, although to varying degrees. I recently read Confessions of a Crap Artist, which is straight-up fiction, and it was great. Most of my favorites are right there in your stack.

Unknown said...

The anthology Dark Descent contains Dick's 'A Little Something for us Tempunauts' which is good, gloomy 'SciFi Horror' about unfortunate time travellers caught in a loop.

3Fs said...

That's some cool shit right there. I've looked and never found an actual Philip K. Dick paperback in any used store. So, quite impressive collection.

Looking at those old paperbacks also emphasizes how DIck was a struggling writer most all his life, and--in an irony he would probably appreciate--died just as Hollywood was discovering him.

Will Errickson said...

They're not easy to come by in used bookstores but I have had some luck in the past. I splurged on TIMOTHY ARCHER awhile ago, paid $12 for it at Powell's. A fantastic novel too.