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Topic: Philip K. Dick

From: Jimmy Kinchloe
Location: Houston
Date: 10/20/2007

Did you ever meet him?

I note that he passed away shortly after you published "Strength of Stones"...


Jimmy

Re: Philip K. Dick

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/20/2007

I met Dick in passing at LACon in 1972, but unfortunately, never got to talk with him. Listening to stories about him from James Blaylock and Tim Powers helps bring him to life for me.

Re: Philip K. Dick

From: Jimmy Kinchloe
Location: Houston
Date: 10/23/2007

Who are James Blaylock and Tim Powers? Writers, personal friends of his?

I have been reading him a lot lately. He was a very unusual and unique man. And I thought of you and "Strenght of Stones" after reading his last work (the "VALIS" trilogy). VALIS reminds me of SOS for some reason.

God's Speed with your next book. I am really into the far future lately, after reading Vinge (Vernor) and anything Stephen Baxter writes.


Take care, Jimmy


P.S. I was VERY lucky to find a signed 1st of "Heads" on eBay last week, and bought it on the spot.

Re: Philip K. Dick

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/24/2007

Jim and Tim are two of our finest writers--Jim for a number of humorous fantasy and "steam-punk" novels, and Tim for myth-fantasy-horror novels. They both knew Phil Dick quite well.

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