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Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter Collection, 1983-1992 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter Collection, 1983-1992Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Philip K. Dick Society (1983-1992)

Other Creators: Dick, Philip K. (1928-1982)

Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Issues arranged sequentially.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2016

Languages: English

Abstract

The Philip K. Dick Society was active from 1983-1992, during which 30 issues of the Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter were published. The average issue is 16 pages, some are longer, and one is an audio cassette tape. Most issues include rare material by Dick. Every issue contains a long and very informative news column on Dick-related matters.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter Collection contains all 30 issues of the publication.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Lux Mentis Booksellers, Portland, Maine.

Acquisition Method: Purchase.

Related Materials: Edward E. Marsh Ephemera Collection

Processing Information: Processed January 2017.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 1, 1983Add to your cart.
Includes photographs.
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 2, 1983 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Includes a 3000-word autobiographical essay written by Dick in 1968, and featured "Some Random Memories of PKD" by Tim Powers.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 3, 1984 AprilAdd to your cart.
Includes a summary of Dick's Exegesis by Jay Kinney, and an excerpt from the Exegesis itself, and "The Death of PKD" by Tim Powers, and a travelogue describing Dick's Marin County.
Item 4: PKDS Newsletter, No. 4, 1984 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Includes a lengthy letter by Dick on his state of mind in May 1977, "Phil dick Lives", by Rudy Rucker, and further VALIS explications by Tim Powers.
Folder 2: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 5, 1984 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Includes two extensive interviews (Part One of a 1977 talk with Dick, and a 1984 talk with K.W. Jeter about his recollections of Dick), and a letter from Russell Galen (Dick's agent).
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 6, 1985 AprilAdd to your cart.
Includes Part Two of issue #5's Dick interview, pieces by Tessa Dick and Grania Davis, and letters from Ted White, Terry Carr, K.W. Jeter and others.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 7, "Warning: We Are Your Police", 1985 JulyAdd to your cart.
Special issue containing Dick's previously unpublished treatment for an episode of the popular TV program "The Invaders" (1967).
Item 4: PKDS Newsletter, No. 8, 1985 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Includes the missing pages of "The Unteleported Man", coverage of the dramatic production of "Flow My Tears", and an interview with Tim Powers & Jim Baylock".
Folder 3: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 9/10, "90 Minutes with Philip K. Dick", 1986 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Audio cassette tape. Special double issue, includes excerpts from an October/November 1974 interview with Dick, and the author's own privately-recorded spoken notes for a novel in progress, circa August 1974.
Folder 4: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 11, 1986 MayAdd to your cart.
Includes an in-depth article on the ill-fated film adaptation of "Ubik". Also: "PKD Made My Brother a Drug Addict" by Ferret, and a letter from Dick to his boss Herb Hollis (1949).
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 12, 1986 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Includes Dick's unpublished intro to "Flow My tears", a 1981 excerpt from the Exegesis, and Dick's notes on the seance he attended with Bishop James Pike at which Pike contacted his dead son.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 13, 1987 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Includes a long interview with Dick's last wife, Tessa, and their son Christopher; and Dick's unpublished prologue to "Eye in the Sky", illustrated by Ferret.
Folder 5: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 14, 1987 JuneAdd to your cart.
Special Issue, two-sided pamphlet with two essays by Dick, "Nazism and the High Castle", and "Schizophrenia and the Book of Changes".
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 15, 1987 AugustAdd to your cart.
Includes a press release on plans for the VALIS opera, Dick's 'flakiness' analyzed by John Keel, and Dick, and "Phil's Cats" by Gregg Rickman, and Jonathon Lethem on the uncut manuscript of "Zap Gun".
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 16, 1988 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Includes Dick's original outline for the "Zap Gun"; Roger Zelazny's recollections of Dick at the Metz Festival in 1977 and of collaborating on "Deus Irae".
Item 4: PKDS Newsletter, No. 17, 1988 AprilAdd to your cart.
Includes "The Nixon Crowd" by Dick (1973); letters to Dick from various editors re: his early mainstream novels; Keith Bowden reviews the Paris premiere of the VALIS opera.
Item 5: PKDS Newsletter, No. 18, 1988 AugustAdd to your cart.
Includes Dick's 1968 suggestions re: how to film "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", and Paul Williams' introduction to a German anthology of stories about Dick.
Folder 6: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 19, 1989 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Special issue, pamphlet "Outline for 'Our Friends from Frolix 8'", by Dick (1968).
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 20, 1989 AprilAdd to your cart.
Includes articles on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (Dick's affliction?); unfinished fiction by Dick; and a letter from Linda Levy about "The Dark-Haired Girl" and her friendship with Dick.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 21, "What the Quizmaster Took: Solar Lottery and World of Chance: A Comparison", by Gregg Rickman, 1989 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
40-page pamphlet by Gregg Rickman comparing "Solar Lottery" and alternate version "World of Chance", including 3000 words deleted from "Solar Lottery" by the publisher.
Item 4: PKDS Newsletter, No. 22/23, 1989 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Double issue of news, plus articles by Dick biographer Lawrence Sutin and Dick theatrical interpreter Dan Sutherland, and a 1968 essay by Dick, "Notes Made Late at Night by a Weary SF Writer".
Folder 7: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 24, 1990 MayAdd to your cart.
Includes "the Soul of the Wub" and "Notes on an Information Virus" by Dick; articles by Tim Powers and Jonathan Lethem; and more editors' letters to Dick (1960).
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 25, 1990 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Includes a long essay by Paul Williams, "The Author and the Oracle", on Dick's use of the I Ching (with sample readings), 'California Time-Slip' by Steve Erickson, and John Shirley on Total Recall.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 26, 1991 AprilAdd to your cart.
Includes "The Life of an S-F Writer" by Dick (1964); Dick's close friend Doris Sauter on "Radio Free Albemuth" (the play); and "PKD and the Two Bookstores" by Ray Nelson.
Item 4: PKDS Newsletter, No. 27, 1991 AugustAdd to your cart.
Special issue. A facsimile edition (original manuscript with cuts indicated) of "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others, by Philip K. Dick, The 'Metz Speech'" (1997).
Folder 8: PKDS NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: PKDS Newsletter, No. 28, 1992 MarchAdd to your cart.
Includes an unpublished segment of "Flow My Tears" and Gerard Klein's story of the discovery thereof, plus Ernesto Spinelli and pieces on "Naked Lunch" & the new "Blade Runner".
Item 2: PKDS Newsletter, No. 29, 1992 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Includes three essays by Dick; report on the French film of "Confessions of a Crap Artist"; 'What Did the Policeman Say?' by Brian Aldiss, and a guide to finding Dick books.
Item 3: PKDS Newsletter, No. 30, 1992 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Includes Dick's 1962 autobiographical letter to Anthony Boucher, with comments by Anne Dick; and a detailed index to all the PKDS Newsletters.
Folder 9: PKDS pamphlet #1, "A Letter from Philip K. Dick, February 1, 1960", 1983Add to your cart.
12-page letter to a New York editor, in which Dick describes his mainstream novels and process of writing.
Folder 10: PKDS Back Issue HighlightsAdd to your cart.
1 page, double-sided.
Folder 11: "Only Apparently Real: The World of Philip K. Dick", Paul Williams, 1986Add to your cart.
Paperback, 184 pages. Title page includes the author's signature, and the inscription "Stay real!".
Folder 12: PKDS Newsletters prospectus, Lux Mentis Booksellers, circa 2016Add to your cart.
Two pages.

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