I just love my Sony EBook reader….it’s a really cool gadget that can store thousands of books, it’s like taking an entire library wherever you go.
I’ve currently got about 300 books on mine…mostly consisting of Sci-fi, thrillers and suspense novels with a few true stories thrown in.
I’ve just downloaded a really cool collection of short stories by legendary Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick, the mind behind movies like: Bladerunner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep) Total Recall (We Can Remember It for You Wholesale) Minority Report, Paycheck, Next (The Golden Man) A Scanner Darkly, Screamers (Second Variety)……and the list goes on. In fact since his death in 1982 his work and writings have permutated all aspects of popular culture.
The Philip K Dick Reader is a collection of 24 short stories, originally published in 1997 it’s a great introduction to those not familiar with his works…..great stuff in here from his early writings ‘pulp B movie sci-fi’ stuff (The Hanging Man, Fair Game) to his more sophisticated modern movie fodder: The Golden Man, Paycheck, Second Varity and Minority Report…all now major movies! I love this collection, its great late night reading if you’ve got an hour to spare or can’t sleep or you’ve got little time to read long novels.