Second Variety: Second Variety by Philip K. Dick

Second Variety: Second Variety

Philip K. Dick
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  • ISBN
    9780806512266 / 0806512261
  • Title Second Variety: Second Variety
  • Author Philip K. Dick
  • Category Short Stories
    Science Fiction
  • Format
  • Year 2002
  • Pages 414
  • Publisher
    Citadel Press
  • Imprint Citadel Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 153mm x 30mm x 228mm


SInce his untimely death in 1982, interest in Philip K. Dick's works has continued to grow. This third volume of Citadel's continuing collection includes 24 of Dick's middle-period short fiction—some previously unpublished. Second Variety includes such celebrated tales as Psi-Man Heal My Child!, Null-O; Foster, You're Dead; The Father-Thing; and Second Variety. “This is a publishing event”.—Publishers Weekly.

Publisher Description

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.

This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include Second Variety, Foster, You're Dead and The Father-Thing, and many others.

“A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection.” — Kirkus

“The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring.” — The Washington Post

"More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds." — Wall Street Journal

Author Biography

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 nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film; notably: “Blade Runner” (based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"), “Total Recall”, “Minority Report”, and “A Scanner Darkly”. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards th

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