Some weeks ago my friend Joan Cairos give me very valuable information about some props in Blade Runner. From a candid photo of Pris playing with the doll, he worked in the bottom of the picture. Yeah, in this location there are a pile of ancient books. Three of them shows the spine and titles. Wanna know the best part? Joan identified all of them accurately!!! And shared this info with me! Ok. So, with titles and author names I’ve done a fast search in the Net. Results: the three books were located as well. One of the is in my hands yet. The otherRead More →

Not Tarantino one. Real pulp fiction magazines and books are in my focus these days. Philip K Dick, like many many other authors of Sci-fi novels and short stories, published a bunch of works in those cheap publications. From 50’s to 60’s (for now), I’d located several of them, in great titles like Galaxy, If, Wonder Stories, Amazing Stories, and many more. These little books are old, very old, cheap paper with rusty and hard smell… Old paper, humidity, bacteries…. All of this will be removed, with luck, when I receive a little ozonizer!!! Will post the results… Meanwhile, I love to collect these littleRead More →

Recently received a very  curious edition of Solar Lottery by Philip K Dick. An “ancient” 1st edition in polski. Published in Varsovia, 1981. Part of the complete bibliography of this author. Recientemente he recibido una curiosa editión de Lotería Solar, de Philip K Dick. Una “antigua” primera edición en polaco. Publicada en Varsovia en 1981. Parte de la bibliografía completa de este autor.Read More →

One of the several books that appears in the Deckard’s apartment is “Five and ten”, by John K Winkler, and edited (this one) by Bantam. It depicts the life of FW Wolworth. It’s not difficult to locate a copy. Try Abebooks, for instance. Five and ten Uno de los varios libros que aparecen en el apartamento de Deckard es “Five and ten”, de John K Winkler, y editado (en este caso) por Bantam. Relata la vida de FW Wolworth. No es difícil encontrar una copia. Puedes probar en Abebooks, por ejemplo.Read More →

This book is a study of the film adaptation of PKD’s fiction, like Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly among other movies like Next and Paycheck. by Jeremy Mark Robinson ISBN 13-978 186 171 2578 Blade Runner and the Cinema of Philip K Dick Este libro es un estudo de las adaptaciones cinematográficas de la ficción de PKD, como Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report y A Scanner Darkly entre otras películas como Next y Paycheck. ISBN 13-978 186 171 2578 por Jeremy Mark RobinsonRead More →

A huge volume with four of the most interesting works of PKD: The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ubik. The difference in this edition is, it’s an advanced uncorrected proof. Well, could be interesting compare it with the final results. Philip K Dick, cuatro novelas de los 60 Un buen volumen con cuatro de los trabajos más interesantes de PKD: The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? y Ubik. La diferencia de este volumen es que se trata de una pruedaRead More →

If you ever asked you where to find the magnification images showed in the microscope from the ADN row sequence, here you have the answer: Magnifications book, by David Scharf, a collection of beautiful images done with the scanning electron microscope. All images are in black and white, thus, the imagen in the movie has faux colour. Magnifications Si alguna vez te has preguntado dónde encontrar las imágenes ampliadas mostradas en el microscopio de la escena de la calle del ADN, aquí tienes la solución: el libro Magnifications, de David Scharf, una colección de bellas imágenes realizadas por el microscopio eletrónico. Todas las imágenes sonRead More →

This is one of the books that appears in the Deckard’s apartment. Not difficult to locate. You may try at ebay, or, better, Abebooks.com, a service that locates books around the world in any status. The book depicts France like a travel guide, plenty of pictures in black and white. In French, of course. Book dates from 1950’s. Promenades en France Uno de los libros que aparece en el apartamento de Deckard. No es difícil de localizar. Puedes intentarlo en ebay, o mejor aún, en Abebooks.com, un servicio que localiza libros en cualquier parte del mundo y en cualquier estado. El libro muestra Francia comoRead More →

Philip K Dick wrote a bunch of letters. Fortunately, they are available in several volumes as “The Selected Letters of Philip K Dick….”. Each volume includes a period of time. Each one could be viewed as a different step in the life and career of this sci-fi writer. Here, The Selected Letters of Philip K Dick, 1972-1973 and 1977-1979. Las Cartas Seleccionadas de PKD Philip K Dick escribió un montón de cartas. Afortunadamente, éstas están disponibles en diversos volúmenes con el título “The Selected Letters of Philip K Dick…”. Caa volumen abarca un período de tiempo. Cada uno puede ser visto como un paso diferenteRead More →

Published by Starmont House, this guide introduces the reader to Dick’s world, from a brief chronology of their works to a complete travel through stories and novels, trying to understand them. Guía de lectura a Philip K Dick Publicada por Starmont House, esta breve guía introduce al lector al mundo de Dick, desde una breve cronología de sus trabajos hasta un completo viaje a través de sus relatos y novelas, intentando entenderlas. ISSN: 0272-7730Read More →

Alternate endings for several cult movies like Blade Runner and others. Talking about Blade Runner one, not more than 10 pages from the very end of the movie to… well, you must read it! Not what I expected, but… an interesting idea. Nice hardcover edition, good paper and type. Otro Final Finales alternativos para varias películas de culto como Blade Runner y otras más. Hablando de Blade Runner, no más de 10 páginas que empiezan desde el mismo final de la película y llegan a… bien… ¡deberás leerlo tú mismo! No es lo que yo esperaba, pero… es una idea interesante. Edición de lujo, conRead More →

Hard to find (just try it!), I’m luckily located this copy at ebay. Rare, very rare to see the PKD classic in Henrew language… Reading order is reverse, that is, from back to cover (like Japanese books and so on). And, the only data in occidental characters are the main title, ISBN number and year of publication… Wow, I need some lessons!!! Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas? en edición hebrea Muy raro de localizar (¡sólo inténtalo!), he tenido la suerte de localizar una copia en ebay. Raro, muy raro ver la obra de PKD en lengua hebrea… El orden de lectura es inverso, esRead More →

A complete review of 2008 can be read here: http://www.sydmead.com/v/08/news/sydmead-news-112408.php ¡Boletín de Syd Mead como felicitación navideña! Puedes leer (en inglés) un completo repaso del año 2008 aquí: http://www.sydmead.com/v/08/news/sydmead-news-112408.php If unavailabe, you can read it here. Si no está disponible, puedes leerlo aquí.Read More →

One man links “The Deer Hunter”, “Blade Runner”, “The Italian Job”, “Don’t Look Now”, “The Wicker Man” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth”. Producer Michael Deeley. This is a no-holds-barred look at the true stories behind some of the greatest cult movies ever made. Blade Runners, Deer Hunters & Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Un hombre enlaza “The Deer Hunter”, “Blade Runner”, “The Italian Job”, “Don’t Look Now”, “The Wicker Man” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth”. Se trata del productor Michael Deeley. En este libro se encuentra historias reales detrás de algunas de las más grandes películas de culto jamás hechas.Read More →

Some days ago I post about this book and eBay abuses (the book is still at sale at eBay… hehe). Well, here you have some info about it: Translated by Live Translator from original German text Short description the story of a brand myth Brown is a trade myth and stands for a key history of design. The comprehensive product history of this most famous designfirma shows how Brown many modern devices their form and more designklassiker has produced as many other manufacturers. How a stereo fixed asset, a flash device or a hair dryer looks, originated in brauns legendary design where still for simplicity,Read More →