By David L. Ulin / The Bulletin
February 19, 2012
“The Mirage” By Matt Ruff (Harper, 414 pgs., $25.99)
In his essay “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later,” Philip K. Dick lays out the challenges of the novelist who invents a world.
“It is my job to create universes as the basis of one novel after another,” he writes.....