Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. DickSelected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick

Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

byPhilip K. DickIntroduction byJonathan Lethem

Hardcover | April 16, 2013

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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick contains twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers.In 'The Days of Perky Pat,' people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. 'Adjustment Team' looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In 'Autofac,' one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in 'I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,' we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as 'The Minority Report,' the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and 'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,' the basis for the film Total Recall . With an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations.
Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928-1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the n...
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Title:Selected Stories of Philip K. DickFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.58 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544040546

ISBN - 13:9780544040540

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I love his style, PKD is one of the greats
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great if not excellent collection of Phillip K Dick Stories Collections like this show readers why Phillip K Dick is one of the great sci-fi writers. The majority of these stories are good or even excellent. The best are I hope I shall Arrive Soon, Second Variety, The Days of Perky Pat, The Minority Report, Foster You're Dead and Rautvarra's cse. Many of the other stories are good while some (Autofac, A Little Something for Us Tempunauts Roog) etc have a lot to be desired. Overall, this a great collection of stories from an excellent writer. Warmly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-30

Editorial Reviews

A brilliant, idiosyncratic, formidably intelligent writer . . . Dick illuminates. He casts light. He gives off a radiance." - Washington Post "A terrific cross-section of Dick's shorter fiction . . . essential for new fans." - The Onion A.V. Club "