Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author, Critic.
(? - ) US author and critic who conducted illuminating interviews with Philip K Dick – one late magazine appearance being "Piper in the Woods" (November 1990 Argosy) – and has published three volumes of this material, beginning with Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words (1984; rev 1988). The third of these, To the High Castle: Philip K. Dick: A Life 1928-1962 (1989), shows Dick through interviews with friends and other contemporaries. Rickman's The Science Fiction Film Reader (anth 2004) is a photo-illustrated collection of reprinted essays on sf Cinema; contributors include Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Burgess, Arthur C Clarke and H G Wells. He reviewed books and films for the Online Magazine SF Weekly, 1996-2011. [DRL]
- Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words (Long Beach, California: The Valentine Press/Fragments West, 1984) [nonfiction: foreword by Roger Zelazny: pb/]
- Philip K. Dick: The Last Testament (Long Beach, California: The Valentine Press/Fragments West, 1985) [nonfiction: pb/]
- To the High Castle: Philip K. Dick: A Life 1928-1962 (Long Beach, California: Fragments West/Valentine, 1989) [nonfiction: pb/]
works as editor
- The Science Fiction Film Reader (New York: Limelight Editions, 2004) [nonfiction: anth: pb/photographic]
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