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27 August 2017 @ 08:29 am
PKD  
My inner 12-year-old screams with delight when Moorcock writes about Dick, but the important part is that Michael Moorcock’s favorite PKD book is also mine: Time out of Joint, which says that maybe everything is fake. Also, Adam Roberts makes what may be the possible case for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. (As a post-humanist, I am not terribly concerned by The Android vs. the Human as anything but a sign of progress, but it mattered to Dick, perhaps because, like a common type of homophobe, he feared he was what he wanted to eliminate.) There’s also someone who appears to actually believe that Dick’s mimetic writing was his best.
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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on August 27th, 2017 04:22 pm (UTC)
The third person does manage to find some distinctly Dickian lines in the mimetic stuff, though.

On the grounds that Moorcock picks Time - early imprinting - I'd pick Flow My Tears. It's not the first PKD I read, but it's the one that made me a fan.
El Coyote Gordo: monstersupergee on August 27th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
The one thing I liked in a mimetic PKD book (I forget which one) was a character buying condoms and the narrator describing it like an sf writer writing about one of the benighted customs of a primitive world (which it was).