Monday, March 06, 2006

In search of Phlip K Dick


i spent a bit of saturday combing used book stores in search of the philip k dick collection that had the 'perky pat' story in it. no luck at all. lots of hard covers of the Minority Report version.

seems there has been alot of compilations of his short stories and that the contents change from publisher to publisher. for example the new release of Minority Report version doesn't have it in it, but the old one does - which is above.

so i gave up chasing and ordered it off amazon.

anyone reread it yet?

xx

8 comments:

TSG said...

Here is what you're looking for. This was his latest collection of short stories released 4 years ago.

pyewacket said...

We should pressure the drug companies to invent chew Z. Maybe oneday, the Dollification club will have grown enough to make demand.

Edo said...

I'm just reading Blade Runner The edge of Human by K.W. Jeter. The author tries to tie up the loose ends of the story as there is still a military type replicant running loose, Rachel is in stasis and Dekert wants to find a way to extend her life. Sarah, the template and last surviving member of the Tyrell family makes an appearance.

I won't go further with this or it will spoil the story. Suffice to say I enjoyed the original version of Blade Runner-Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the movie version of Blade Runner and now this book.

TSG said...

Yeah, but just about any drug that showed up in a PKD story had nasty--side effects. "A Scanner Darkly" comes to mind--

TSG said...

There is another K.W. Jeter book after "The Edge of Human" that I believe is called "Replicant Night". It's been a while since I've read it, so I'm a little fuzzy on details.

sick puppy said...

That from K.W. Jeter doesn't sound too good to me...

TSG said...

As far as K.W. Jeter is concerned:


Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950) is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. Jeter attended college at California State University, Fullerton where he became friends with James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, and through them, Philip K. Dick. Jeter was actually the inspiration for the character named Kevin in Dick's novel, "Valis". Many of Jeter's books focus on the subjective nature of reality in a way that is reminiscent of the works of Dick.

Jeter wrote what was likely the first true Cyberpunk novel, "Dr. Adder", but it was about ten years before any publisher would agree to publish it, despite enthusiastic recommendations from Philip K. Dick, due to its violent and sexually-provocative content. Jeter is also the first to coin the term, "Steampunk", to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Blaylock and Powers. Jeter's Steampunk novels were "Morlock Night" and "Infernal Devices".

Edo said...

And then the Japanese discovered steampunk...