In this episode, we look at "What the Dead Men Say", in which Philip K. Dick introduces the concept of half-life and plays with the power of media and corpoations.
More of Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy".
Part six of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dresier.
More silliness from 1964 Philip K. Dick in "The War with the Fnools".
More family drama in Philip K. Dick's short story "Oh! To be a Blobel".
Things start to get complicated for Clyde and his love life in part four of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dresier.
Another short story by Philip K. Dick published in 1964, one of his most prolific years. This one is on creativity and inspiration, with a sci-fi twist.
Mostly this episode contains things we covered in my review of "The Simulacra", but the story "Novelty Act" does differ from the novel's main themes in a few ways.
Part 3 of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser. This section focuses on how Clyde Griffiths finds a new job as a supervisor in a collar factory.
Part 2 of my review of Theodore Dresier's "An American Tragedy".
In this 1964 short story, Philip K. Dick writes himself into a tale about time travel and the origin of creativity.
Part 1 of a 9 part series on Theodore Dresier's excellent book "An American Tragedy". In this part we meet Clyde Griffiths and his family, think about the urban missionary movement of the Progressive era and ponder the impact of that lifestyle on young people.
In this one-off episide, I will be looking at Philip K. Dick's "The Penultimate Truth". It is a rich novel on fake news, labor, power, and time travel. It is one of Dick's stronger political novels.
With this novel we are done with the novels of 1964. Coming up, the stories Dick published in 1964.