Thursday, February 18, 2010
More Reading Material
I only have time to throw a few links up here today. I hope over the weekend to write a more substantive post, but I just haven't had any time for Dicking around lately. Regardless, here are a few important articles from around the Intertoobz:
Here's an interesting article about Dick's friendship with roommate Jack Spicer posted at Strange Horizons - sure it's from almost a year ago, but I hadn't read it.
Then there's this io9.com story that suggests PKD's Man in the High Castle is a work of brilliant prescience, predicting our nation's current fall from grace. The article of course overlooks how similar the Allied and Axis powers were DURING WWII!!! (I think that was one of the points PKD was raising with the book)
And the Fortean Times has an article delving into a few of Dick's weirder letters of 1975, specifically his paranoia over the cracking of his safe in San Rafael, and it's possible connection to an anti-American conspiracy involving a new strain of syphilis. One could write a lot of articles about weird letters Dick wrote in 1975.