GANYMEDEAN SLIME MOLD ON TOUR and Other Things, Essays and Stories, 1988-2015. By Lord Running Clam. Trade paperback, 262 pages, $24.99, ISBN-10: 153063265X, ISBN-13: 978-1530632657, April 2016
Its the umpteenth decade in the War On Drugs. The 1980s. Ronald Raygun is dozing off and Nancy just says No. Into the fray inches the Ganymedean Slime Mold, armed with telepathic power and not enough weed. Will the forces of righteousness prevail? Or will the dark denizens of the Government squash this alien dopesucker? A true story. "Inspired by Philip K. Dick and challenged by Hunter S. Thompson, Lord Running Clam here presents his stories and essays written over the last thirty years, including the best from the zines 'No Bullsheet' and 'For Dickheads Only' -- and everything he wrote on Philip K. Dick for PKD Otaku.
PHILIP K DICK AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. by Evan Lampe. Trade paperback, 396 pages, $25, ISBN-10: 1508741492, Mar 13, 2015
We live in a world that looks increasingly familiar to the worlds described by Philip K. Dick a half century ago. In this book, Lampe explores the multiple ways in which the global capitalist society—liquid and uncertain—was foreshadowed in Dick’s novels and stories. Analyzing most of Dick’s works, including the often underappreciated stories and early novels, Lampe establishes the outline of a general interpretation of Philip K. Dick for our age. This book also goes beyond Dick’s mystical, philosophical, and metaphysical questions and documents his economic, political, and social vision. With chapters on the rise of the surveillance state, technological unemployment, global governance, family, mental illness, new religious movements, consumerism, and urban geography this book presents new ways to read the most important American science fiction writer of the twentieth century.
This is the most comprehensive study of Dick's whole worldview yet published, and it's difficult to see how anybody can do anything better in the areas he covered at present,and will be of interest to those long interested in Dick, and will want to pursue it further. Customer review on Amazon.com. Read full review
PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS 2 - A Philip K. Dick Bibliography, THE SHORT STORIES US, UK and Oceania, 1952-2014. By David Hyde and Henri Wintz. Hardcover limited edition (50 numbered copies), 222 pages, $60.00, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9903780-2-0.00 Sold out!
It is a beautiful piece of work. Congratulations on another substantial addition (and edition!) to the PKD world. I sure look forward to your endeavors to come. B. Vernon, New Orleans, LA
PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS 2 - A Philip K. Dick Bibliography, THE SHORT STORIES US, UK and Oceania, 1952-2014 By David Hyde and Henri Wintz List Price: $40.00 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Full Color on White paper, 222 pages, ISBN-10: 1502725681, 2014
In this second volume of Precious Artifacts, David Hyde and Henri Wintz take us on another journey back in time looking at Philip K. Dick’s short story publication history. This fully illustrated bibliography covers 125 short stories written by Philip K. Dick between 1952 and 1981. It is full of details on the stories themselves, the editors who published them, the magazines, anthologies and collections they appeared in, as well as the artists who illustrated them. The bibliography covers not only editions of the books and pulp magazines from the United States and the United Kingdom, but also rare publications from Australia and New Zealand.
PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS - A Philip K. Dick Bibliography, US and UK Editions, 1955-2012. By Henri Wintz and David Hyde.
PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS is a pictorial bibliography of the books of Philip K. Dick published in the United States and the United Kingdom between 1954 and 2012. Fans of Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) will find herein a trove of information on PKD books including knowledgeable essays on collecting, a useful guide to rare editions, a glossary of bibliographic terms, and much, much more, all enclosing the bibliography itself – over 100 pages of USA and UK editions described, and each with its cover shown in high quality color images.
Collectors of rare books will be pleased to find a reference work that is the immediate standard guide to collecting Philip K. Dick editions and which itself is destined to become a valued collectors edition. The international market for first editions and signed editions of the over 50 novels and major story collections published by Dick over his 30-year writing career is large and growing as shown by the thousands of dollars collectors have recently paid for fine copies of certain rare editions. As a reference, then, PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS belongs on the shelf of every dealer in rare books in the world.
PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS is available in three formats:
Trade paperback, 2012, 142 pages, ISBN 978-1-4781019-4-9, $28.95, available on CreateSpace and Amazon
Hardcover limited edition (100 numbered copies), ISBN 9 78-0-9848107-9-6, $55.00, sold out!
This is beyond just being a bibliography! I have been a collector of Philip K. Dick books for years. I have both the Daniel Levack and the Phil Stephensen-Payne/Gordon Benson Jr. bibliographies and "Precious Artifacts" by Henri Wintz and David Hyde is by far the best one you can get for English language editions. J. Young, Jacksonville, NC
AN INDEX TO THE SELECTED LETTERS OF PHILIP K DICK: 1974. By David Hyde. Trade paperback, 2013, 131 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1482767360, $11.95.
ALTERNATE REALITY, TRUTH OR MADNESS “… I have no theory, but in any case all I did was rap on and on about how the Holy Spirit (die heilige Geist) had recently taken me over (true, would I lie to you, Ursula?) and had bidden me turn against the Communist beast Fascists who would enslave the world, exactly like our own Roman rulers… To me, on the basis of my recent religious experience, I feel (in all honesty) that we are in Rome again, with the early Christians persecuted and fighting for freedom.” - Philip K. Dick to Ursula K. Le Guin, April 14th 1974. Letter 47 in THE SELECTED LETTERS OF PHILIP K. DICK: 1974
Thus did PKD first announce his visionary experiences of 1974 to the world, opening up a puzzle and a quest for philosophers and seekers of all stripes to find the truth in the voluminous speculation that followed from this letter. From pink beams and strange dreams to orthogonal time and tutelary entities from the stars, it all begins in THE SELECTED LETTERS OF PHILIP K. DICK: 1974
This INDEX TO SL 74 is intended as an aid to the students of Philip K. Dick’s life and the scholars whose task it is to sort it all out. With the recently published EXEGESIS OF PHILIP K. DICK (2011), THE SELECTED LETTERS OF PHILIP K. DICK: 1974 (1991) and this INDEX TO SL 74 (2013) scholars can now more closely study this critical year in the life of the 21st Century’s most acclaimed writer