Friday, August 26, 2011

Michel Gondry's UBIK film poster



I really, really want this to be great.

Monday, August 22, 2011

BLADE RUNNER CITY 2



More gorgeous renders of the city from Blade Runner.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

BLADE RUNNER DESKTOP



[CLICK TO MAKE IMAGE LARGER]

Saturday, August 20, 2011

BLADE RUNNER NIGHTS



Awesome fan image of the streets of Los Angeles 2019.

Friday, August 19, 2011

ROY BATTY



A very rare photo of Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty from the set of Blade Runner.

I have his autobiography "All Those Moments" sitting on my desk at home. One day I hope to find time to actually read it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet Pris



Trivia: Pris was "born" (i.e. "replicated") on Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MORE SYD MEAD DESIGNS FOR BLADE RUNNER



Found another gorgeous Syd Mead design for Blade Runner's city streets.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ubik (Use As Directed)



Awesome can of Ubik created by an unknown fan of PKD's classic sci-fi novel.

**

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BOB PEPPER (NAKED)





Detail of some cover art for Solar Lottery, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ubik by illustrator Bob Pepper (sans masthead for detail).

Awesome.

**

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Where The Magic Began



This is Philip K. Dick's typewriter and coffee mug. Hard to believe he wrote all those great short stories and over 30 novels on this thing.

Epic.

**

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Blade Runner Magazine Goodies











*CLICK IMAGES TO "EMBIGGEN"
From Fantastic Films Magazine June 1982
An Interview with Syd Mead
(Conan the Barbarian is the cover feature)

Picked this up for $5.00 today.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

MY BIG SCORE: BLADE RUNNER SOUVENIR MAGAZINE & AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER








Yesterday I discovered this treasure you see above at Frank & Son's Collectible Warehouse. Each magazine pictured (the Blade Runner Souvenir Magazine and the American Cinematographer) were each $5 so I snatched them up.

Inside I discovered pages and pages of full color (and some b&w) photos and interviews with PKD, Ridley, cast and crew, etc. and some images (shown above) that are not normally seen (at least by me) in the regular stock photos from the Blade Runner production.

The one image that really sets me off is the street scene image which at first looks like it must be one of Syd Mead's paintings but upon closer inspection is actually a photgraph of the set itself. Gorgeous!

Of course, I checked on Ebay (and you're welcome to do the same) and discovered that each of these is currently going for about $100 each. I got both for $10.

SCORE!!

(Don't hate me)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Big Philip K. Dick Treasure



I was able to find these 4 vintage Sci-Fi Magazines for $2.00 a pop! They each feature PKD short stories.

The black cover "A Glass of Darkness" is worth about $75 and the others around $10 each, give or take.

Pretty awesome, huh?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Found Treasure



On Saturday I picked up a handful of old SF pulp magazines featuring PKD short stories for about $2 each(!) and one of them was the December 1956 edition of Satellite Science Ficton magazine with a cover story by PKD entitled "A Glass Of Darkness".

The story is the first published version the entire novel "The Cosmic Puppets" (about 95 pages).

Anyway, I went online to see if it was worth anything and couldn't find anything (no, not even on Ebay). But I did come across a listing on Amazon.com where someone was selling a used copy for $159. I couldn't believe it.

Turns out that it's probably more realistically priced around $75, but hey, that's still a good bargain.

This Saturday I'll head back to the same seller to pick up a couple more of these pulp SF magazines also featuring PKD short stories.

Woo-hoo!