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New Release: A WORLD OF TALENT AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick

A WORLD OF TALENT AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick

A WORLD OF TALENT AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick

In a 1977 speech, Phillip K. Dick said “A novelist carries with him constantly what most women carry in large purses: much that is useless, a few absolutely essential items, and then, for good measure, a great number of things that fall in between. But the novelist does not transport them physically because his trove of possessions is mental. Now and then he adds a new and entirely useless idea; now and then he reluctantly cleans out the trash — the obviously worthless ideas — and with a few sentimental tears sheds them. Once in a great while, however, he happens by chance onto a thoroughly stunning idea new to him that he hopes will turn out to be new to everyone else.  Read more…

New Release: UPON THE DULL EARTH AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick

UPON THE DULL EARTH AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick

When an interviewer asked Phillip K. Dick “What is the most important quality for a writer to have?” he replied “A sense of indignation… A writer writes because it’s his response to the world. It’s a natural process, like respiration… The capacity for indignation is the most important thing for a creative person. Not the aesthetic capacity but the capacity for indignation… And especially indignation at the treatment afforded other people. To see some of the things that are going on in the world and to feel indignant…That is the basis of the writer.”

Whatever it was that stimulated his creative juices, we are the lucky beneficiaries, as demonstrated in this collection of five stories, all first published in 1954.  Read more…

New Release: THE LITTLE BLACK BAG AND OTHER STORIES by C.M. Kornbluth

THE LITTLE BLACK BAG AND OTHER STORIES by C.M. Kornbluth

“A bounless talent” is how  Frederik Pohl referred to C.M. Kornbluth.  Kornbluth excelled at the short story form, with interesting stories, well-defined characters, and just the right amount of razor-sharp wit.  Eloquent Voice is pleased to release this collection of five stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction.  Read more…