Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Philip K. Dick Update

Arts, Briefly - Novel by Philip K. Dick Gets an Ending - NYTimes.com: "Philip K. Dick’s last wife has reworked the novel he was working on when he died in 1982 and is publishing the book herself, The Guardian reported. . . . She has published the book through CreateSpace, an on-demand publishing service owned by Amazon.com, because she could not find a publisher, she said."


  1. I don't like that phrase, "reworked the novel." What does that mean? Had he wrote any of the novel or just had an outline.
    I'm a fan of his work, but I'm not sure this IS his work. The fact that she couldn't get a publisher for a PKD novel tells me something.

  2. I think a lot of fans will be curious enough to buy a copy. Probably not me, though.

  3. actually, "reworked" is a deceptive term
    -- I spent 25 years researching gnosticism and related topics before I began writing the Owl
    -- it is my concept of what Phil would have written, if he had lived long enough
    -- thanx for the plug
    ~~ Tessa

  4. For some reason I get tickled at that phrase "Philip K. Dick’s last wife".

  5. sounds kind of like his "last cigarette", eh?