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The Philip K Dick Reader

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 0806537949
Genre : Fiction
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Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount, and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for the best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle. In the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This collection includes some of Dick's earliest short and medium-length fiction, including We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (the story that inspired the motion picture Total Recall), Second Variety (which inspired the motion picture Screamers), Paycheck, The Minority Report, and twenty more.
Category: Fiction

Human Is

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781473379404
Genre : Fiction
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This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1955 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Human Is' is a short story about changing identities. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington DC following his parents divorce. Dick attended Elementary school and then a Quaker school before the family moved back to California. It was around this time that Dick began to take an active interest in the science fiction genre, reading his first magazine ‘Stirring Science Stories’, at age twelve. Dick married five times between 1959 and 1973, and had three children. He sold his first story in 1951 and from that point on he wrote full-time, selling his first novel in 1955. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. After his death, many of his stories made the transition to the big screen, with blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report being based on his works.
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The Exegesis Of Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780575132450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74", a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information". In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Minority Report

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 0806523794
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of eighteen science fiction short stories features "The Minority Report," in which Commissioner John Anderton's clever use of "precogs," people who can identify criminals before they can do any harm, turns against him when they identify him as the next criminal.
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Second Variety And Other Classic Stories

Author : Phillip K. Dick
ISBN : 080653799X
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Includes The Golden Man, the basis for the motion picture "Next" The collected stories of Philip K. Dick are awe inspiring. "The Washington Post" Many thousands of readers worldwide consider Philip K. Dick to have been the greatest science fiction writer on "any" planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick s work has continued to mount and his reputation has been enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. This collection draws from the writer s earliest short and medium-length fiction (including several previously unpublished stories) during the years 1952-1955, and features such fascinating works as "Second Variety, " "Foster, You re Dead, The Father-Thing," and many others. Here, readers will find Dick s initial explorations of the themes he so brilliantly brought to life in his later work. Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel of 1963 for "The Man in the High Castle" and in the last year of his life, the now-classic film "Blade Runner" was made from his novel "Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep?" More recently, Dick s short story"The Minority Report"inspired a Steven Spielberg movie as well as a TV series. The classic stories of Philip K. Dick offer an intriguing glimpse into the early imagination of one of science fiction s most enduring and respected names. A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection. "Kirkus Reviews" More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people s minds. "Wall Street Journal" With an Introduction by John Brunner"
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The Philip K Dick Megapack

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781434446763
Genre : Fiction
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The Philip K. Dick Megapack assembles no less than 15 classic science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included are: INTRODUCTION: PHILIP K. DICK EXHIBIT PIECE BEYOND LIES THE WUB THE DEFENDERS THE CRYSTAL CRYPT BEYOND THE DOOR SECOND VARIETY THE EYES HAVE IT THE GUN THE VARIABLE MAN TONY AND THE BEETLES THE HANGING STRANGER THE SKULL PIPER IN THE WOODS MR. SPACESHIP STRANGE EDEN And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" (or just Megapack if Wildside Megapack doesn't work) to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!
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Selected Stories Of Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780544040601
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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Paycheck And Other Classic Stories By Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 0806537965
Genre : Fiction
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With a Preface by the Author and an Introduction by Roger Zelazny "The collected stories of Philip K. Dick are awe inspiring." --The Washington Post Readers worldwide consider Philip K. Dick to have been the greatest science fiction writer on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount, and his reputation has been enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. This collection draws from the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including several previously unpublished stories), written during the years 1952-1955, and features such fascinating stories as Paycheck (adapted as a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman), Beyond Lies the Wub, The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford, The Variable Man, and many others. Here, readers will find Dick's initial explorations of the themes he so brilliantly brought to life in his later work. Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for the best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle. In the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? More recently, Dick's short story The Minority Report inspired Steven Spielberg's movie of the same title. The classic stories of Philip K. Dick offer an intriguing glimpse into the imagination of one of science fiction's most enduring and respected names. "Philip K. Dick's best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable." --The New York Times Book Review "More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds." --The Wall Street Journal
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The Philip K Dick Short Story Collection

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 1500250716
Genre : Fiction
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Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Philip K. Dick published 44 novels and 121 stories during his short lifetime, solidifying his position as one of America's top sci-fi writers. If you're not intimately familiar with his novels, then you almost certainly know major films based on Dick's work – Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. The thirteen stories in this volume appeared in various Sci-Fi magazines during the mid 50's. They are now all collected and reprinted in this volume for your Sci-Fi collection.
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Progeny

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781473379466
Genre : Fiction
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This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1954 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Progeny' is a short story about a friendship between a boy and a robot. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington DC following his parents divorce. Dick attended Elementary school and then a Quaker school before the family moved back to California. It was around this time that Dick began to take an active interest in the science fiction genre, reading his first magazine ‘Stirring Science Stories’, at age twelve. Dick married five times between 1959 and 1973, and had three children. He sold his first story in 1951 and from that point on he wrote full-time, selling his first novel in 1955. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. After his death, many of his stories made the transition to the big screen, with blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report being based on his works.
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