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EXCLUSIVE TO MILLVALLEYLIT: Jennifer Egan's S.F. school daze

Plus - Jennifer Egan gets all Dickian with a "Black Box."

Blade Runner sequel coming 10\2017

Interview: the talented ANNE R. DICK

"Do Publishers Dream of Robo- Writers" - report by Patricia Morin

"WINGS" fiction by Susanna Solomon

"Underclass" - sci-fi by James Beach

satire by Godfrey Daniels


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The Mill Valley Literary Review - Summer 2016 Special Sci-Fi and Fantasy Issue

The Men Who Fell to Earth

Philip K. Dick & David Bowie

The most internationally celebrated writer out of Marin County

(who people never heard of).

Summer 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy issue


Just like we think Bowie knows something these people think I know something. - Philip K. Dick, Exegesis


“(My Dad, David Bowie),introduced me to Philip K. Dick and ...William Gibson who wrote Neuromancer. In movies, he was the one who showed me 2001 and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.” Duncan Zowie(Bowie)Jones, writer\director of this summer's epic fantasy film, Warcraft, based on the best-selling video game series.


“VALIS” Within VALIS:  Philip K. Dick’s Homage to The Man Who Fell to Earth
PKD said: “The (Bowie) film (The Man Who Fell to Earth) tremendously impressed me; I just loved it. My use of the film VALIS is my homage to The Man Who Fell to Earth. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to see that.”


MEET ANNE R. DICK: West Marin's poet, jewelry artist, novelist, biographer, horse-vaulting coach, and intellectual. Yet she is most recognized for her marriage to The Man in the High Castle, futurist writer Philip K. Dick.

In Conversation with Anne R. Dick in the Salon.

R.I.P. David Bowie

"We feel such a loss because we didn't just lose one star, but six Bowies." Fritz Kiekhefer, Mill Valley. (Goblin King, Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, Alladin Sane, Major Tom, Jean Genie.)

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MillValleyLit Webzine Summer 2016:

Sci-Fi Issue

"The Mill Valley Literary Review drags the literary journal kicking and screaming into the 21st century." San Francisco Magazine*

The Mill Valley Literary Review is the webzine celebrating written entertainment, wit and wisdom from San Francisco Bay Area's Literary Renaissance.


Reality or unreal? PKD and sci-fi twin, the late beloved Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan.

One of Charles McGlashan's favorite movies was The Revenge of the Electric Car.

By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Less than 5 years later, the electric car was back... with a vengeance. Revenge of the Electric Car by director Chris Paine.


MILL VALLEY - Home to The Mill Valley Film Festival, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, redwood trees, Dipsea foot Race, waterfalls, rock stars, artists, & WRITERS, WRITERS, WRITERS.

Mill Valley's literary pedigree is impressive, more so for a town of barely 14,000: Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Peter Coyote, David Harris, Gerald Nicosia, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Barbash, Louis B. Jones, Jack Finney, Don Carpenter, Gina Berriault, Kay Boyle, Wright Morris, Michael Murphy, Joyce Maynard (J.D. Salinger's companion), Cyra McFadden, poets Jane Hirschfield, Maxine Chernoff, Yoko Ono and lyricists including John Lennon and Tupac Shakur. The late Tom Clancy often wrote in Mill Valley. Playwright Sam Shepard lived at what was Flying Y Ranch (replete with horses) in the late seventies.

Authors who call(ed) Marin County home include, whom we coined, "The Big 3 A's": Isabel Allende, Amy Tan & Anne Lamott. Plus T.C. Boyle, Jack London, Kerouac's daughter Jan (also a writer), Ram Dass, Stirling Silliphant, Shel Silverstein, Sterling Hayden, Susan Trott, Catherine Coulter, Leonard Gardner, Van Morrison (aural poet), Philip K. Dick, Barnaby Conrad, Joe Eszterhas, Richard Brautigan, Ambrose Bierce, Poet Aram Saroyan (son of William Saroyan), Dave Eggers, Danielle Steel, Allen Drury, George Lucas. Julia Child lived in Ross while attending Branson School.

The connections: Ernest Hemingway's son -Jack, and grand-daughters Mariel and Margaux lived in Mill Valley's* Boyle Park area in the 60s. Papa's nephew still lives in Tiburon (editor, writer). John Steinbeck's connection: Ed Ricketts - marine biologist\writer\muse\character - "Doc" in Cannery Row, subject of "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" -Rickett's son lives quietly in Mill Valley. Senior Ricketts was also an inspiration to Joseph Campbell. Rickets Jr. was recently interviewed in SFGate.** A rare student of S.F. born Robert Frost's Dartmouth College lectures lives in Tiburon. An entire hilly Mill Valley neighborhood (nicknamed Poet Hill) streets are named after poets. Near San Anselmo, the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood and streets are named after a former resident's good friend, Washington Irving. As far as we know, Washington never slept here.

*Hemingway Mill Valley home article **Ricketts article


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*Model Lauren McHale is a top spinning instructor at SoulCycle (Larkspur Landing, SF, etc.)

MillValleyLit in the press:

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2. * San Francisco Magazine

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4. Marin Independent Journal coverage from Paul Liberatore:

5. Mill Valley Herald's front page interview:

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