Five never-before-published works of short fiction bring the author's unique "ways of looking at the world" back into the spotlight.
Callousness and carelessness are damning parts of our national character.
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
His books were a siren song for the youth of the '60s and '70s, written with a voice at once cynical, melancholy and darkly humorous. On the ninth anniversary of his death this week, fresh interest is building in the bitingly comic author - followers have launched a drive to fund a new library and a top screenwriter is working to bring "Cat's Cradle" to television.