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#161

Just finished Annihilation, Book 1 in this trilogy. Very good read. In fact, I only started it this morning :grinning:

Going to pick up the next two asap.


#162

Found this in a charity shop the other day for 20p:

Read it in one go this morning. Didn’t realise how different from the film it is.


#163

Very, but probably more relevant/predictive in some ways.


#164

He’s a brilliant author - some of his books are tremendous and some are a total mind-fuck A Scanner Darkly is mental. :+1:


#165

@Rob998

These three are superb

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#166

Cheers for that, I’ll seek them out.


#167

I had a decent collection of classic Sci-Fi a few years ago and tried to find the best paperback editions as they have some superb artwork on the covers but had to sell most of it when I got divorced :rage:

However, I couldn’t bear to part with my Harlan Ellison short story collections so if you come across any of his stuff buy them - failing that I can lend you them I think you’d like him as well.


#168

Those are the ones that started me on PKD. There’s another two volumes of short stories, too. I spent my uni days hunting down his novels (some were quite hard to find at the time). The best science fiction author bar none.


#169

This is very, very weird.

VB


#170

It is. That, Valis, and A Scanner Darkly nearly made my head explode.


#171

Cheers Coco - I meant to amend my post to include the other two volumes but got sidetracked.

This is also up there with his best imo

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#172

These three are fucking bonkers. I think he was losing touch with reality when he wrote them.


#173

To be honest I don’t think my reason for reading Philip K Dick was the steadfastness of his grip on reality. In fact, come to think of it, it was probably the exact opposite.

VB


#174

He did like his acid :crazy_face:


#175

You’re not the only one :scream_cat:


#176

@OzzyOzzyOzzyOiOiOi


#177

Oooh nice :+1:


#178

Reading Ubik :+1: and ordered The Three Stigmata…


#179

Enjoyed Ubik a lot :+1: Re-reading VALIS. Trying to locate my copy of Flow My Tears The Policeman Said


#180

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I’ve just discovered I have two copies of this so if anyone fancies a copy let me know and I’ll stick it in the post. :+1:


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