In other news I read a great book a few weeks ago: The Cardboard Universe by Christopher Miller. I was a fan of Miller's previous book Sudden Noises From Inanimate Objects, and this one is even better. It's written in the form of an encyclopedia on the life and work of obscure science fiction writer Phoebus K. Dank. (One entry incidentally talks about a character Dank created named Philip K. Dick.) Miller's fictional PKD is like a more extreme version of the real PKD: a worse prose stylist, fatter, and with a more messed-up personal life. Some of the entries are written by Dank's sycophantic housemate and some are written by a former friend turned bitter enemy. The time of writing is shortly after Dank's murder. It's hilarious and sad, though a bit more of the former.
Additionally, I answer some questions about myself here: http://www.shimmerzine.com/authors/auth