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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 05:03 PM

24. The Years of Salt and Rice and The Wild Shore have been my two favorites

so far. Read the entire California Trilogy and Sixty Days and Counting.

Sixty Days and Counting is a political alternative history fantasy about a post Bush and 9-11 POTUS Phil Case and his environmental and political advisors in a time when the global environment had gone past the tipping point. Case liked FDR. There are a bunch of Buddhists too.

BTW I looked in the wrong books for the Philip K Dick book with an afterward by KSR.

From abebooks:

Book Description: Kerosina, Worcester Park, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Hardcover Edition. The first hardcover edition of VALIS (whose working title, if I remember correctly, was "Valisystem A") accompanied by a hardcover edition of Dick's essay, COSMOGONY AND COSMOLOGY. The items are absolutely pristine, unopened in the original transparent, sealed plastic bag in which publisher Kersonia supplied the limited edition, with a white sticker bearing the limited edition number attached to the bag from the outside. AS NEW AND SIGNED BY AFTERWORD AUTHOR, KIM STANLEY ROBINSON. Signed By Afterword Author. Limited Edition

(My note: Valisystem A was returned by PKD's editors for alteration and PKD wrote an entirely different book that was published as VALIS. Tim Powers had the original manuscript for Valisystem A that was published after PKD passed on as Radio Free Albemuth. Radio Free Albemuth has been made into a movie but to date only has been shown at several film festivals.

Now I want to get the Galileo book and 2132.

Thanks for getting me started on an entertaining author.

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