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(Dezeen)   How to sell a set of Philip K Dick's short stories for £495   (dezeen.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 9:33:59 PM  
Cool stories and cool art? Huh. I think my subscription to Omni magazine was something like $20/year
 
2021-10-25 9:47:41 PM  
Neon Dick.

Just what I've always wanted.
 
2021-10-25 10:01:30 PM  
 
2021-10-26 1:08:39 AM  

Notabunny: Cool stories and cool art? Huh. I think my subscription to Omni magazine was something like $20/year


Omni SF first half

SS 1979 - 82
 
2021-10-26 1:46:34 AM  

mjjt: Notabunny: Cool stories and cool art? Huh. I think my subscription to Omni magazine was something like $20/year

Omni SF first half

SS 1979 - 82


That is wonderful! Thank you 8)
 
2021-10-26 2:07:36 AM  
Sweet baby Jesus those are pretty.
 
2021-10-26 2:21:42 AM  
Perhaps far enough up the curve to get out of the "nothing made to be collected is collectable".
 
2021-10-26 3:12:53 AM  
What about Phillip K Dickpics?
 
2021-10-26 3:13:06 AM  
It's nice. It's not £500 nice, but it is nice.
 
2021-10-26 3:29:21 AM  
Penis.
 
2021-10-26 7:47:05 AM  
Neat. I would consider this if I didn't already have all of his short stories and most of his novel(la)s.
 
2021-10-26 8:04:10 AM  
Phillip K Dick would barf all over these things if he were alive to see them,
If you think he'd be pleased, you don't know Dick!
 
2021-10-26 8:39:45 AM  
flow my profits, the publisher said
 
2021-10-26 9:25:24 AM  
I like the concept and the stories, but that's kind of an eyesore. Plus I'm not sure how to afford those on a tire re-treader's salary
 
2021-10-26 10:13:30 AM  
To be fair that is one pretty set.

OTOH, I'd rather have a row of the original pulp novels/short story collections on the shelf - even if they are 25th printing or something like that. I get the price on his better known stuff would quickly outpace the cost of this compendium but his lesser known works go for relatively cheap - the guy wrote a ton of stuff.
 
amb
2021-10-26 11:28:01 AM  
Those would look good next to my Perky Pat layout.
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amb
2021-10-26 11:41:50 AM  
Honestly, not sure about the neon, but when I was i. England many years ago, I bought a volume of PKD short stories. Wish I had bought the complete set back then so I'd have them in the same format and no overlap. I never found the same editions in the US to finish them out. £495 or around $650USD is a bit rich. Now going to see if I can find my book. I think it was called "Beyond Lies the Wub, Collected Short Stories of PKD" a quick search found it, but not the same edition I bought back in 92. Like a lot of his work now, out of print. Need to find a good second hand bookstore around here. Reading the short stories you can find many of the novels started out as a short story. Many of the movie adaptations were from his short stories too, like "Total Recall".
 
2021-10-26 2:12:46 PM  
I have long wanted to have a hardcover version of these stories. The 1988 edition in hardback had been selling for over $500 for quite a while now, so I wish I had known about this ahead of time.
I just looked it up on ABE, and the '88 is about $750 and some schmuck is trying to sell this new version for ~$1900.
 
2021-10-26 5:47:00 PM  
In VALIS where PKD says that his life was saved in Sonoma County, he's referring to a real life meeting with Robert Anton Wilson and discussed Wilson's "Sirius Transmissions". PKD realized Wilson had been receiving extraterrestrial transmissions around the same time PKD was, and Wilson didn't seem crazy. So PKD realized maybe he wasn't just crazy, and wrote VALIS and Radio Free Albemuth about his experience.

PKD's life saving meeting with Wilson was at a sci-fi convention in Santa Rosa, where Frank Herbert was guest of honor.
 
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