Understanding the Grasshopper

Done reading Daylight on Iron Mountain? Good! Go discuss on the Forums. Looking for something else to read? Well here’s a treat sent along by David, Understanding the Grasshopper: Leitmotifs and the Moral Dilemma in the Novels of Philip K. Dick. Unfortunately, I’m not as familiar enough with Phil Dick’s work work to fully appreciate Wingrove’s treatise, but if you’re a fan of Phillip Dick and David Wingrove, this rather lengthy piece, first published in Foundation in 1982, isn’t to be missed.

Don’t want to read the whole thing online? Download the PDF here.

Full text after the jump.

Continue reading Understanding the Grasshopper

It’s publication day!

If you haven’t already, manage to get your hands on this book. Despite what some reviews say, I enjoyed Daylight on Iron Mountain more than Son of Heaven.

Congrats to David for his (almost) 100 daily blog posts on the official site leading up to today. I’ve enjoyed my daily dose of Wingrove, and I hope he’ll continue despite the 100 days having concluded. They’ve been insightful, informative, and a real joy to read.

Check back soon for a review roundup for Daylight – a compilation of book reviews from around the web – so far overwhelmingly positive!

How to get Daylight on your American Kindle

When Son of Heaven came out, we Yanks were lucky enough to at least get the Kindle version here in the States. It appears that, for now, we’re not as lucky this time around with Daylight on Iron Mountain. But if you want to quench your Chung Kuo thirst without waiting for a US edition, Goonda reports a way to change the citizenship of your American Kindle so that you can read Daylight:

For the Kindle version, you can get it in the USA. To do this, you must transfer your Kindle account to the UK.

Here is the process:
Go to Amazon.com
Click “Your Account” in the top right corner
Log in using your email and password
Click “Manage My Kindle”, near the bottom of the page under “Let Us Help You”
Click “Country Settings” from the menu on the left
Click “Change” under actions.
Fill out the form.

I just put in “1″ under all the required fields, put in the UK under the country, and put in “N5 1BU” for the postal code (this is the code for Emirates Stadium, which I figured was fitting, considering that Wingrove follows Arsenal).

It all worked just fine.

I haven’t tried this personally, but it appears to make sense and I imagine it will, as Goonda says, work just fine for everyone. Thanks Goonda!