Puttering About in a Small Land

Puttering About in a Small Land

Philip K. Dick. PUTTERING ABOUTINA SMALLLAND PHILIP K. DICK Contents
Cover Title Page Puttering about in a Small Land.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575132238

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Written in the late 1950s but unpublished until after his death, this is one of Dick's greatest realistic novels When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs Alt's school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s. As Roger, Virginia, Chic and Liz orbit each other in ever-decaying circles, their lives threaten to run out of control. This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skilfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping. Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for BEST NOVEL, Philip K. Dick is widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day. The object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.
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Pink Beam

Pink Beam

PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND The manuscript for PUTTERING ABOUT
IN A SMALL LAND arrived at the SMLA on May 15, 1957. The agent who read it
commented that PUTTERING was the Usual serious Dick novel, less murky than
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Author: Lord Rc

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430324379

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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A study of the novels and short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)with presentation of a literary chronology of his career.
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Philip K Dick

Philip K  Dick

... the Policeman Said Frolix 8 Our Friends from Frolix 8 Palmer Eldritch The
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Puttering About Puttering About in a Small
Land Teeth The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Time - Slip Martian
Time - Slip ...

Author: Christopher Palmer

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853236283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Once solely the possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind of world he predicted in his funny and frightening novels and stories is coming closer to most of us: shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyzes the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhilarating possibilities of transformation, and a frightening lack of ethical certainties. Dick's work is seen as the inscription of his own historical predicament, the clash between humanism and postmodernism being played out in the complex forms of the fiction. The problem is never resolved, but Dick's ways of imagining it become steadily more ingenious and challenging.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Third Annual Collection

AcademyChicago published Puttering About in a Small Land,a mainstream
novelby the latePhilip K. Dickthat will probablybe of stronginterest to anyone
who's a fanof Dick's SF work. Similarly, UnderwoodMiller continuesto publish
mystery ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466829947

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.
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How Much Does Chaos Scare You Politics Religion and Philosophy in the Fiction of Philip K Dick

How Much Does Chaos Scare You   Politics  Religion  and Philosophy in the Fiction of Philip K  Dick

And Puttering About in a Small Land's Roger Lindahl leaves his wife and her
realized fantasy, hoping to create one of his own. Only Mary's and Lindahl's
situations can be easily accepted by the reader lulled into acceptance of the
realism ...

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411633490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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A series of essays on the writing and ideas of Philip K. Dick presented in eight chapters. This in-depth look at the philosophies behind Dick's SF and mainstream novels is based on Barlow's 1988 doctoral dissertation at the University of Iowa.
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American Bookseller

American Bookseller

A Woman's Experiences in a Japanese Internment Camp in World War II Manila ;
Jamie & Other Stories : The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley ; Puttering About in a
Small Land by Philip K. Dick ( paper ) ; Ireland : A Concise History by Paul ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P002269508

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual

Philip K. Dick Puttering About in a Small Land When Roger and Virginia Lindahl
enroll their son Gregg in Mrs. Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of
Southern California , their marriage is already in deep trouble . Roger is a slight ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210121328

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Fantasy Review

Fantasy Review

He Puttering About in a Small Land is a såd , somewhat cannot remember why
he is there or how , and , at first , he scattered realistic " story of two unhappily
married couples in seems reluctant to ask questions - - after all , the life there is ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004729112

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Saturday Review

Saturday Review

Until A Scanner Darkly , all were ner , Virginia finds the resources to blackprinted
page , Puttering About in a Small ... married life , Small Land is a writing science
fiction while still living in have a subtle tinge of madness , with noth - small novel
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ISBN: IND:30000080743531

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Science Fiction Writers

Science Fiction Writers

... and controversial Mary and the Giant , and that he wrote four more realistic
novels between 1955 and 1957 , all of which failed to sell ; the only ones that
survive are The Broken Bubble ( 1988 ) and Puttering About in a Small Land (
1985 ) .

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: UOM:49015003023851

Category: Literary Criticism

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On science fiction authors
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The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review

from PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND / Philip K . Dick She held him in her
arms ; she held him in her , as close and far as he would go . She patted him and
stroked his back and breathed through her mouth against his ear , so that she ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019585295

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CMJ New Music Report

CMJ New Music Report

Puttering About A Small Land, LOTL's second full-length, stimulates serotonin
and tickles sensitive spots. Sutherland lines his melodic bubbles with sudsy
hoops of gurgling big beat and mischievous humor. On "Fresh Pond Parkway,"
alter ...

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
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To the High Castle

To the High Castle

There followed Dick ' s single literary achievement of 1957 , Puttering About in a
Small Land , and , skipping over the two hybrid sf / straight fiction books
discussed in the last chapter , the author ' s last novel completed in Berkeley , In
Milton ...

Author: Gregg Rickman

Publisher: Eastwind Studios

ISBN: UOM:49015000948936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

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Only Apparently Real

Only Apparently Real

Puttering About in a Small Land ( received by SMLA 5 / 15 / 57 ; mainstream ;
published 1985 . In 1974 PKD characterized Confessions as " best " and
Puttering as " second best ” of his mainstream novels . ) 15 . Nicholas and the
Higs ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015018840218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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An examination of the life and personality of science fiction author Philip K. Dick is supplemented with analyses of his writings
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International Books in Print

International Books in Print

... Five Substantive Examples Putter , C.de see Implant Materials in Biofunction :
Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Biomaterials , Amsterdam , the
Netherlands , 8-11 Sept 1987 Puttering About in a Small Land ( sound recording
) ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033852933

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Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews

Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews

Dick , Philip K. PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND Academy Chicago $
16.95 11 / ? SBN : 89733-149-4 The diffidence of the title is appropriate : this is a
subtle , minimalist portrait of two American couples circa 1953 by the late Dick – a
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ISBN: MINN:319510005832972

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Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

Dick , Philip K . PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND Academy Chicago $ 16 .
95 11 / ? SBN : 89733 - 149 - 4 The diffidence of the title is appropriate : this is a
subtle , minimalist portrait of two American couples circa 1953 by the late Dick ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036947714

Category: American literature

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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.
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Foundation

Foundation

4 Puttering About in a Small Land . 416 pp . 5 In Milton Lumky Territory . 293 pp .
6 The Broken Bubble of Thisbe Holt . 350 pp . 7 Voices From the Street . 652 pp .
Several other unpublished novels are said to exist , although they are not in the ...

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Mind in Motion

Mind in Motion

Puttering About in a Small Land . Chicago : Academy Chicago , 1985 . (
Mainstream . Written in 1957 and published posthumously . ) Radio Free
Albemuth . New York : Arbor House , 1985 . ( Written circa 1976 and published
posthumously . ) ...

Author: Patricia S. Warrick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013101277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Discussed here are the eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick’s finest writing—the works that will become classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Warrick shows that Dick had a remarkable sense of the cultural transformation taking place in the last half of the 20th century. Dick points out the cracks in our institutions, our ideologies, and our value systems that will inevitably lead to their collapse. His moral vision perceived a universe of infinite possibility, with shapes that constantly transformed themselves—a universe in process. And his mind was a mind in motion, constantly questioning, finding answers, rejecting them in order to seek other possibilities. For Dick, having fixed, unchangeable answers was tantamount to entropy and death.
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