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The android book July 16, 2012

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I recently wrote a book about the Philip K Dick Android. The genre is narrative non fiction. In other words, it reads somewhat like fiction, although it’s not. US/Canada: How to Build An Android: The True Story of Philip K Dick’s Robotic Resurrection
UK: Losing the Head of Philip K Dick: A Bizarre but True Tale of Androids, Kill Switches and Left Luggage
Australia: Lost in Transit: The Strange Story of the Philip K Dick Android
Italy: La Strana Storia Dell Androide Philip K Dick

You can read some very good reviews here:
The Spectator
Dallas News
Seattle Post
Specusphere
The Age
North Coast Journal
Bookseller and Publisher Magazine:

Some reviews that offer no opinion
Slate
Washington Post
TG Daily

and some not so good reviews here…

Kirkus Reviews
New York Times
LA Review of Books

New Scientist

The book is available here at Amazon (here for Amazon UK)
and here for Barnes and Noble.

Here’s the front cover:
How to Build An Android David Dufty

Visit my science blog The Empiricist , which although has been somewhat neglected of late, with my good friend and new co blogger John Hawkins will be rejuvenated in 2014.

David Dufty

Spectator review July 2, 2012

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The Spectator review of my book (which in the UK has the title “Losing the Head of Philip K Dick”) has moved, and is now here:
http://images.spectator.co.uk/books/7651393/robot-on-the-loose.thtml

New York Times review June 23, 2012

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Talking Head: A review by Lawrence Downes in the New York Times of my book, of my book, How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K Dick’s Robotic Resurrection.

Review in North Coast Journal June 23, 2012

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William Kowinski, a journalist for the the North Coast Journal in Humboldt County, CA has reviewed How to Build An Android.

With minimal jargon, Dufty makes the tech as well as the personalities part of the story flow, an admirable example for a growing genre covering a dominating industry: adventures in Tech World. He ably and appropriately integrates Philip K. Dick’s biography and major works into the story. The story itself confirms the classic relationship of sci-fi and new tech, as well as suggesting how surprisingly far toward the androids of fiction current technology is taking us. In focusing on Hanson (basically a sculptor and a hardware tinkerer) and Olney (a software guy) he chronicles another relationship of art and science. Fascinating.

The review is here.

New reviews June 17, 2012

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You can read a new review of my book, “How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K Dick’s Robotic Resurrection” by Ron Hogan in Dallas Morning News.

David Konow has a review at tgdaily.