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In Milton Lumky Territory


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Philip K. Dick's mainstream novels are now recognized as among his finest 'Graceful, wry, vulnerable, pessimistic and wise' The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction A haunting and novel of life and love small-town America Philip K. Dick has been introduced to a huge market through the movies Blade Runner and Minority Report 'Dick quietly produced serious fiction in a popular form and there can be no greater praise' Michael Moorcock 'One of the most original practioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac' Sunday Times

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Biography Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.


This 1985 outing is another in Tor's new series of Dick's non-sf writings. This slice-of-life features protagonist Bruce Stevens, who drives from Boise, ID, to San Francisco and elsewhere looking for deals on typewriters. Along the way, he picks up his former school teacher, whom he has the hots for, and paper salesman Milton Lumky. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

First published in 1985 by a small press, this "realist" (read: not sci-fi) early novel from dystopian master Dick (1928-1982) bears the following introductory author's note: "This is actually a very funny book, and a good one, too, in that the funny things that happen happen to real people who come alive. The ending is a happy one. What more can an author say? What more can he give?" To which one answers "indeed," and quickly turns to the adventures of protagonist Bruce Stevens as he drives into the Pacific Northwest--the sales territory of a Willy Lomanesque man named Milton Lumky--looking for wholesale typewriters. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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