Freitag, August 31, 2007

Dr. Futurity

Although a lesser known Dick novel, I was really surprised reading it. Jim Parsons - the mean character - is hurled through time and becomes a victim of time. There are some really nice "time-twists" in this novel that starts very slowly but in the second part you race through an ever astonishing story. All this is set in a future society that holds very different morals. This is probably the best book I read in 2007 so far. And that's getting frustrating: I read Moorcock, Shepard, Pratchett, Vonnegut, but every time I come back to Philip K. Dick to entertain me. I ordered a few more Dick books over the internet, but I'm also going to try a William Gibson.

"How can a society be judged by an individual created by another society?"

"Easier to cut a section from a rat brain than build a control."

The first quote made me think about how easily we judge other cultures. The second about all those products that use animal testing, although the availability of alternatives.


Mittwoch, August 15, 2007

The Light Fantastic

"Early to rise, early to bed, makes a man healthy, wealthy and dead."

Terry Pratchett


Sonntag, August 05, 2007

Clans of the Alphane Moon

"What you see that you call "death" is only the stage of germination in which the new life form lies dormant, awaiting the call to assume its next incarnation."

"Growth hurts."

Philip K. Dick