RE: RARA-AVIS: Philip K. Dick on Mickey Spillane

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 20 Feb 2004


I don't know anything about PKDs last decade, but after reading that letter, I'm interested. Can you enlighten us? Is there a specific article somewhere on the net that might do the job?


> [Original Message]
> From: William Denton <>
> To: RARA-AVIS <>
> Date: 2/19/04 8:37:56 PM
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Philip K. Dick on Mickey Spillane
> Here's a strange, sad letter that science fiction writer Philip K. Dick
> wrote two and a half weeks before he died:
> NBC ran a feature on Mickey Spillane, and PKD was inspired by seeing that
> Spillane lived unglamorously and still used a manual typewriter. PKD and
> Spillane make a very odd pair, but it's a touching letter, especially if
> you know about PKD's bizarre last decade.
> Bill
> -->
--- lankfo

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