Wednesday, May 9, 2007
PKD-Related Cover of the Day Part 2
In a comment on last night's post Henri from The Philip K Dick Bookshelf reminded me of David Bischoff's novel, "Philip K. Dick High: The Truth is in Your Head." I actually own this book as a result of my compulsive purchasing of anything on Amazon with 'Philip K Dick' in the title, but I grew tired of it early on after I realized PKD wasn't a character in the book; as far as I know he is never even mentioned explicitly in the novel - but correct me if I'm wrong on that since I never actually finished it.
I don't think we can count Bischoff's title as a Dick-metafiction (speaking of metafiction has anyone read this irritating article from Philosophy Now proclaiming the death of postmodernism? It certainly raised my ire...) since PKD doesn't appear as a character, but then reader Chris told me about this anthology of short stories starring Philip K Dick. It's called 'Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K Dick' and after first being blown away by the $595 price tag on a first edition, I finally found a used copy for $35.
Thanks for the tip Chris!
Pretty soon I'll have a bunch more stories to add to my list.