You must read Pat Murphy’s reminiscences about reading fantastic fiction as a child, and how that experience affected her life. She describes how, as she grew older, some of her focus changed, but then she returned to her childhood roots, her childhood sense of wonder to produce Points of Departure, a collection of stories that won the Philip K. Dick Award.
She still looks for that magical penny in the crack in the sidewalk!
But I don’t want to paraphrase Pat. Read her monograph here: http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy/index.php/Why-I-Write/
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 http://storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.