A gathering of scholars, fans and creative practitioners interested in the works of the sf author Philip K. Dick, PKD Day was founded by Professor John Goodridge at Nottingham Trent University in 2007. After a successful run, the event moved to its new home at Birmingham City University in 2016, with Thomas Knowles and Charlotte Newman at the helm. Terence Sawyers joined the team in 2017 and hosted the 2018 event at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. This special issue of Foundation is a celebration of PKD Days 2016, 2017 and 2018, and as such welcomes contributions that address one or more of the themes of the three conferences. These are:

• Philip K. Dick and the Counterculture
• Philip K. Dick and Vast Narrative
• The Half-Life of Philip K. Dick

Topics might include but are not limited to:

• Radical politics
• Paranoia
• Race and gender movements of the 60s and 70s
• Gnosticism
• Vast narratives and story worlds
• Texts and intertexts
• Canonisation
• Adaptation theory
• Convergence culture
• Fictionalised or unreliable biographies
• Genre studies
• Fandom and participation (especially around the Exegesis project)

The original CFPs and conference proceedings for PKD Days 2016-18 can be found here https://philipkdickday.wordpress.com/ and here https://pkdday2018.wordpress.com/ Please send a 500-word abstract and a brief bio. to Thomas.Knowles@bcu.ac.uk by the end of October 2018. Selected articles will be published in the Summer 2019 issue of Foundation.