My Year In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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A Review of The Preserving Machine

The Preserving Machine by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Preserving Machine is a pretty good collection of short stories by Philip K Dick from the early 1950s through the mid-1960s. Some of his best work is here. I had already read several of these in other collections, but there were …

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A Review of Clans of the Alphane Moon

Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book had some good ideas, but PKD asks the reader to make too many leaps of logic to be able to give this book a decent score. CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf splits from his psychiatrist wife, Mary, who's a …

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A Review of Divine Invasions

Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence Sutin My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an excellent biography of Philip K Dick to read. It was thoroughly researched and well written. It started from his birth to his upbringing to the beginning of his writing career, through the career, his relationships …

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A Review of Our Friends From Frolix 8

Our Friends from Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Our Friends From Frolix 8 is a pretty good story, although far from perfect. Surprisingly, it's a fairly linear sci fi story from Dick, without his alternate worlds and universes he wrote so much about. And this was published in …

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A Review of Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eye in the Sky was great fun to read! I think it's Dick's funniest book ever. He had so much humor in his earlier books. The novel centers around Jack Hamilton, a scientist who's fired from his defense contractor job because …

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A Review of Dr. Futurity

Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Not a bad book by Philip K Dick. An early one, and therefore a little more linear than his later works. Although, truth be told, toward the end of the book it can get a little convoluted, so it was occasionally hard to …

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