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Retro Review – “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

I absolutely love Phillip K. Dick.  After having read five or so of his novels, I might even say he’s my favorite.  He’s dark, intelligent, and humorous.  Some of his plots are so masterfully subversive to a person’s awareness that … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Mona Lisa Overdrive

The third installment in “The Sprawl,” is a disappointment. With a thing that’s supposed to resemble a plot and some of the characters having spanned across three novels, the book introduces more questions and mysteries than it sets out to … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Count Zero

I was intrigued enough with William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” to continue along with his “Sprawl Trilogy.”  I found the second book, “Count Zero,” to be written with a more refined style.  The plot was far more engaging and aimed at the … Continue reading

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Body Snatchers, Replicas, and Consequences

Things have been strange and I’ve lately been feeling very much like a character strait from a Phillip K. Dick novel.  Dick’s themes dealing with the fallibility of  consciousness and identity have been both interesting and frightening to me. Many … Continue reading

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Oculus Rift, William Gibson, and a Little Downtime

I just received an email from Oculus stating that their first products will ship Q1 of 2016.  Many of us who gave support on Kickstarter were very disappointed when Oculus founders sold out to facebook for 2 billion dollars.  Many … Continue reading

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Turn and Face the Strange

It’s been about five years since I began development for sciencefictionjournal.com (R.I.P.)  As an amateur web coder, I had big plans for the site and most of them came into fruition only after countless hours of obsessive laboring and research.  … Continue reading

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