Posts Tagged ‘Paul Williams’

Library Addition: Signed First of Paul Williams’ PKD Bio

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Found this at a Half Price Books in Houston over Thanksgiving:

(Dick, Philip K.) Williams, Paul. Only Apparently Real: The World of Philip K. Dick. Arbor House, 1986. First edition trade paperback original, a Near Fine+ copy with some non-breaking indentations on the cover, as the book were used underneath a piece of paper someone wrote or scribbled on, otherwise apparently unread. Signed by Williams (the signature matches those found online for the limited edition of Ubik: A Screenplay). The biography of Dick by his close friend and designated literary executor. Supplements a Fine unsigned copy. Bought for $3.98.


The Good, the Bad, and the Utley

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Lots of health-related news for the science fiction community, so I thought I would roll it up into a single post here.

The good news: Jay Lake is currently free of detectable tumors. As Jay notes, this is quite different than being cured, but beats the alternative. Indeed, his optimism is so guarded as to be indistinguishable from pessimism. “No one knows what will work for me, and none of the choices are all that likely to pay off anyway.” He’s still waiting for the full results of the DNA scan.

The bad news: SF writer, editor, and publisher and pioneering rock critic Paul Williams is in a hospice. Williams is suffering from early onset dementia brought about as a side effect of his 1995 bicycle accident. There’s a donation page to help his family. Williams was also executor for the Philip K. Dick estate for a number of years, but that’s now handled by the Philip K. Dick Trust. I think I may have met Williams, very briefly, at the 2006 Anaheim Worldcon, but I’m not sure.

And now a few Steven Utley memorials:

  • Here’s a great tribute to Utley from a paleontologist.
  • A bit from Jayme Blaschke, including links to all of Utley’s stories that appeared on RevSF.
  • Utley’s under-utilized commemoration book.