March 8th, 2015 No Comments »
Precious Artifacts 2 – A Philip K. Dick Bibliography – The Short Stories: United States of America, United Kingdom and Oceania 1952-2014 has been published as a trade paperback and is now available for purchase on Createspace.com or Amazon.com. From the Wide Books announcement:
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.
The hardback edition of the bibliography is also available in limited quantities and can be ordered at www.PKDickbooks.com/precious_artifacts.html, Amazon.com or Wide Books. The trade paperback can be ordered at Amazon.com, Createspace.com or Wide Books also.
If you have questions about the book, please contact the authors at precious_artifacts[at]pkdickbooks[dot]com.
Home Page: www.PKDickbooks.com/precious_artifacts.html
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March 3rd, 2015 1 Comment »
The adaptation of The Man in the High Castle was one of the five series that Amazon ordered more episodes after the success of the pilot episode in Amazon Studios’ first 2015 pilot season. The show will premiere exclusively to Prime members later this year and in 2016 on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service. No definitive date has been released for the availability of The Man in the High Castle specifically.
According to Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, “During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made ‘The Man in the High Castle’ our most-watched pilot ever.”
For more information:
The pilot episode is still available to view if you haven’t seen it yet.
February 27th, 2015 No Comments »
For those Philip K. Dick or Blade Runner fans who live in (or near) Cleveland, Ohio (and who don’t own Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition), you can view three different verions of the Ridley Scott classic this weekend at tbe Cleveland Cinematheque.
“The original U.S. theatrical release will screen at 9:25 p.m. on Friday. That will be followed by the 1992 “Director’s Cut” version at 9:10 p.m. Saturday and, at 3:45 Sunday afternoon, the “Final Cut” from 2007.”
February 14th, 2015 No Comments »
One of my favorite scenes in the works of Philip K. Dick has been highlighted in an article in Slate.com on February 10, 2015.
Philip K. Dick Warned Us About the Internet of Things in 1969
And while spidering through the links in the article from Slate.com, I found the origin posting of the text from Ubik.
Before we give doors and toasters sentience, we should decide what we’re comfortable with first
January 30th, 2015 4 Comments »
January 14th, 2015 1 Comment »
Apologies for the late notice; this event snuck up on me.
The Third Annual Philip K. Dick International Film Festival of Science Fiction, Fantastic Film, Science and the Supernatural will be held on January 16, 17, and 18 2015 at Tribeca Cinemas, Cervantes Institute and other venues in New York City.
For more information, visit the film festival’s web site: http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com/
January 13th, 2015 1 Comment »
Angus Taylor has reformatted his essay Philip K. Dick and the Umbrella of Light. This includes changing the typeface and margins to make the essay more attractive and easier to read, and also adding more illustrations by Cora Lee Healy from the original 1975 booklet.
Philip K. Dick and the Umbrella of Light – Originally published in paperback in 1975, Philip K. Dick and the Umbrella of Light by Angus Taylor was one of the first extended critical examinations of Philip K. Dick’s work. This reformatted digital version features Cora Lee Healy’s illustrations from the original edition. The essay is made available here with the author’s permission.
December 16th, 2014 6 Comments »
I would like to wish Phil a Happy 86th Birthday today and just let him know that he is missed by his many fans wherever he happens to be right now.
August 26th, 2014 1 Comment »
A new issue of PKD Otaku has been published. You can view it here: PKD Otaku Issue 31 or view past issues.
Please be patient after clicking on the link for this issue. The file is large and requires more time to download. An alternative would be to save the file to your computer and read the issue from there.
August 26th, 2014 2 Comments »
Here are locations that you can view Radio Free Albemuth online:
Both found on the Radio Free Albemuth‘s web site.
Also, the film is available on [Your Local Cable Company’s] Video On Demand.
I also discovered the film on
Amazon Instant Video
I’m delighted to see that it is also still in theaters:
South Lamar Theatre
Alamo Draft House in Austin, Texas
Late Shows August 29 and August 30
Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Opening August 29, Radio Free Albemuth will play for one week.
Tickets for both theatres are available at the Radio Free Albemuth Screenings page.
If there are other locations to view Radio Free Albemuth, please leave a comment and I’ll add them to the list. As far as I know, there are no more theaters scheduled to show the movie.
More information can be found at the Radio Free Albemuth Screenings page or at the Radio Free Albemuth Facebook page.