Creative people are often multi-talented. The great abstract artist Paul Klee played classical violin in a symphony orchestra. The award-winning actress Glenn Close sings as a soprano in the opera. One of my two favorite Surrealist artists, Leonora Carrington, wrote novels and plays (my other favorite is Remedios Varo).

We should not be surprised, then, that Kathe Koja, whose book The Cipher appears in the Philip K Dick Award Storybundle, writes and directs immersive performance events with her ensemble, nerve. This immersive performance group explores new avenues of fictional experience with words, movement, dance, puppetry.
Any place can be a stage.

I will say no more.

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So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle runs only until October 15. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Download yours today at and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.