Monday, May 16, 2016

Philip K. Dick "Here and Now" Exhibit until June 16th!

On my way down to the National Lao American Writers Summit, I guess I'll be doing a side trip to the Salz-Pollack Atrium Gallery before things close on June 16!

Per the press release:

"In celebration of California State University, Fullerton's relationship with Philip K. Dick, we proudly present new art based on four of his famous works: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, and a display of holdings from Pollak Library’s University Archives & Special Collections."

"The late English Professor Willis McNelly helped Philip K. Dick relocate to Fullerton, where he was a frequent guest lecturer and mentored writers. He lived the last ten years of his life in Orange County, and enjoyed a relatively stable and productive period in which he wrote key works, including A Scanner Darkly, VALIS and the work he called his Exegesis. Eventually, he left his papers to CSUF’s University Archives & Special Collections."

"Philip K. Dick changed science fiction. Themes such as exploring the true nature of reality and humanity have become integral to contemporary science fiction. His influence reaches further than SF, affecting writers such as celebrated writers Jonathan Lethem, Ursula Le Guin, James Tiptree, Jr., and Haruki Murakami. He is also considered an influential contributor to the cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction, postmodernism, and Steampunk. Dick’s effect on fellow writers is only the beginning; his influence on popular culture is immense, including movies, TV shows, comic books and more."

Definitely looking forward to it!

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