While Philip K. Dick fan clubs have long been part of the literary landscape, one of the novelist’s biggest fans is famed author Jonathan Lethem. Lethem has co-edited of "The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick," a sprawling collection of Dick’s notes, journal entries, and ideas.
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Jonathan Lethem, the acclaimed author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, reads from and discusses his new book Chronic City, a gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Like Manhattan itself, Lethem’s newest masterpiece is beautiful and tawdry, tragic and forgiving, devastating and antic, a stand-in for the whole world and a place utterly unique.
Jonathan Lethem has created an alternate NY City circa 2004, with astronauts lost in space, aging child stars and a tiger stalking the Upper East Side. Chuck Klosterman reexamines the Unabomber’s Manifesto and thinks there are some interesting ideas in his writing. V. Vale is republishing author J. G. Ballard, considered a science fiction writer, but self-described as "picturing the psychology of the future." Brent Silby describes a view that suggests that our ‘reality’ is a simulation being run in a massive computer.
The life and very strange times of Philip K. Dick who suggested his own epitaph should be:
"Wrote science fiction, took drugs, found God. Big deal."