Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Sunday 18 September, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:00 am

Philip K Dick wrote

The basic premise dominating my stories is that if I ever met an extraterrestrial intelligence (more commonly called a ‘creature from outer space’) I would find I had more to say to it than to my next-door neighbor. What the people on my block do is bring in their newspaper and mail and drive off in their cars. They have no other outdoor habits except mowing their lawns. I went next door one time to check into the indoor habits. They were watching TV. Could you, in writing a sf novel, postulate a culture on these premises? Surely such a society doesn’t exist, except maybe in my imagination.

[via Joel]

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  1. He’s awesome eh. I’ve read a few of his novels. All very exciting.

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