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Export My Content
read everything by my favorite authors (read all 15 entries…)
Philip K Dick (novels only)

Solar Lottery
The World Jones Made
The Man Who Japed
Eye in the Sky
The Cosmic Puppets
Time Out of Joint
Dr. Futurity
Vulcan’s Hammer
The Man in the High Castle
The Game-Players of Titan
Martian Time-Slip
The Simulacra
Clans of the Alphane Moon
The Penultimate Truth
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb
The Crack in Space
Now Wait for Last Year
The Unteleported Man
Counter-Clock World
The Zap Gun
The Ganymede Takeover with Ray Nelson
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Galactic Pot-Healer
A Maze of Death
Our Friends from Frolix 8
We Can Build You
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Confessions of a Crap Artist
Deus Irae with Roger Zelazny
A Scanner Darkly
-The Divine Invasion -
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike
The Unteleported Man (expanded edition)
Lies, Inc.
Radio Free Albemuth
Puttering About in a Small Land
In Milton Lumky Territory
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Mary and the Giant
The Broken Bubble
Nick and the Glimmung (for children)
Gather Yourselves Together


This is a great idea, and I’m a huuuge PKD fan!

you can definitely steal the list if you would like.

and if you have any suggestions about what I should read next, I would be happy to hear it.

I am reading an Asimov book right now… funny funny funny. It was written in 1957 and some of the technological advances are so outdated and hilarious. I plan on bring the book in to work to quote one particular part, it was a gem.


Since you haven’t marked them out yet, I’d suggest reading either (both!) A Scanner Darkly or Ubik. And The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is also great. There’s a Scanner… movie coming out sometime this year or next, so maybe do that one first. But all three of these are in my top 10 PKD books.

Quotes about Computers from Asimov

Oh – here are quotes about computers from Asimov that I told you about yesterday… I think it is hilarious, but when I read it to the husband, he didn’t get it, so maybe I am off my rocker.

“He flipped the thin reproduction sheets in the folder to which Potterley’s name had been attached. Thay had been produced by Multivac, whose vast analogical mind kept all the department records. When this was over, the sheets could be destroyed, then reproduced on demand in a matter of minutes.” -The Dead Past

“The first computers were much smaller than Multivac. But the machines grew bigger and they could tell how the election would go from fewer and fewer votes.” -Franchise

BTW, I meant I would read ALL THREE

eventually. I think I will start with A Scanner Darkly so I can beat the movie.


A Scanner Darkly was my first PDK. I have since read Man in the High Castle, Valis, The Zap Gun, Galactic Pot Healer, Clans of the Alphane Moon, Ubik, Radio Free Albemuth, Time out of Joint, A Maze of Death, We Can Build You, S is for Space, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, and Our Friends from Frolik 8. I’m also a Tom Robbins fan (we’ve read the same ones).

I'm reading Tom right now..

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

so far so good!

Since I saw you’re in the new lists of bests beta, thought you’d like this list (as it applies to this “thing”):


thank you much. i am going immediately.

all our feelings are in our heads has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


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