hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

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So, while I'm writing, thought I'd rave about the last book I read. Was a collection of short stories by Phillip Dick. In case you folks haven't figured it out, there's definitely a part of me that likes sci-fi. Dick's stuff is good sci-fi though, the kind that is more about people and relationships, than about technology. I think what a lot of people don't realize about sci-fi is that a good sci-fi book isn't any different from most good books, in that they focus on universal truths or themes.

Anyway, for those who don't know, Dick is the author whose works inspired Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and a handful of others. The anthology I read contained the short story The Minority Report and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (inspired Total Recall). Good read, and while I haven't seen Blade Runner, I now want to read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which inspired the movie.

I'm currently reading Gibson's Virtual Light, an early work of his. I probably would have preferred to get Idoru or Neuromancer then Count Zero, but Virtual Light was the one the library had. Seems decent, and it kept me up later than expected last night, and I had to force myself to go to bed. Maybe not as deep as Pattern Recognition was, but thus far an entertaining read . . .

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