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This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955.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
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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