Just a quick update. I'm home from the PKD Fest - what a blast! Hard at work on a story about the event for io9.com. Also recovering from some minor hernia surgery performed a few days ago. I already knew about the hernia, by the way, when I listened to 'Strawberry Fields Forever' so no synchronicities there. Pics and story to follow soon.
I'm reading The Simulacrum during my recuperation and really getting into it!