Richard Pinhas’ Baker’s Dozen

Source: The Quietus.

If you read the list of his chosen thirteen, you won’t notice his twin obsessions of science fiction and philosophy, but they are never far from the surface when he is talking. He became friends with some of those who taught him, in particular celebrated philosopher Gilles Deleuze, under whom he studied at the Sorbonne, and has worked with and met many sci fi writers: Norman Spinrad (who gave Heldon its name), Maurice Dantec and Philip K Dick for starters. And for him, these two deep pools of inspiration are related: his PhD thesis was on “Science Fiction, The Unconscious And Other Machines”.