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Philip K Dick - Author

About the Author

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. His edgy, dark future visions are even more relevant now. His novels have inspired many other writers and been used as the basis for films such as the classic Blade Runner the blockbuster Minority Report and the indie 'cartoon' A Scanner Darkly.
 
Since his untimely death at age 53, there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in his writings, which during his lifetime were largely ignored by serious mainstream critics and readers. Such is no longer the case, and the novels of Philip K. Dick frequently appear on university curricula devoted to modern American literature.
 
From age fifteen to his early twenties, Dick was employed in two Berkeley shops, University Radio and Art Music, owned by Herb Hollis, a salt-of-the-earth American small businessman who became a kind of father-figure for Dick and served as an inspiration for a number of his later fictional characters, most notably Leo Bulero in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.
In the early 1950s, with the helpful mentorship of SF editor and Berkeley resident Anthony Boucher, Dick began to publish stories in the SF pulps of the era at an astonishing rate - seven of his stories appeared in June 1953 alone. He soon gave up his employment in the Hollis shops to pursue the economically insecure career of an SF writer.

Featured books by Philip K Dick

Other books by Philip K Dick

The Fantasy Super Pack #2

The Fantasy Super Pack #2

Author: Philip K Dick, Robert E Howard, Fritz Leiber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2018

Early Stories of Philip K. Dick, The

Early Stories of Philip K. Dick, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

Every legend has a beginning. Dreamscape Media presents a collection of thirteen early short stories penned by Philip K. Dick. Exploring themes of authoritarianism, alternate universes, and altered consciousness, the stories (including The Variable Man, Second Variety, and The Defenders) first appeared in American science fiction magazines of the 1950s and earned him the respect of such peers as Robert Heinlein and Ursula LeGuin, as well as the adulation of a voracious readership.

Early Stories of Philip K. Dick, The

Early Stories of Philip K. Dick, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

Every legend has a beginning. Dreamscape Media presents a collection of thirteen early short stories penned by Philip K. Dick. Exploring themes of authoritarianism, alternate universes, and altered consciousness, the stories (including The Variable Man, Second Variety, and The Defenders) first appeared in American science fiction magazines of the 1950s and earned him the respect of such peers as Robert Heinlein and Ursula LeGuin, as well as the adulation of a voracious readership.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Beyond Lies the Wub, the crew of a spaceship buys a wub, a large pig-like animal from a native martian to eat on the way home. The Wub turns out to be a sentient being capable of intelligent conversation, empathy, and possibly telepathy and mind control. When a crew member converses with the remarkable Wub, the captain makes a rash and violent decision that could put the return mission in danger.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Beyond Lies the Wub, the crew of a spaceship buys a wub, a large pig-like animal from a native martian to eat on the way home. The Wub turns out to be a sentient being capable of intelligent conversation, empathy, and possibly telepathy and mind control. When a crew member converses with the remarkable Wub, the captain makes a rash and violent decision that could put the return mission in danger.

Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Beyond the Door, a man buys a cuckoo clock for his wife who has always wanted one. When he catches her cheating on him, the man throws his wife out of the house with her lover. Though he never really cared for the clock, he keeps winding it because he dislikes the silence. But the cuckoo clock, who preferred the wife's company, begins to plot against its owner.

Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Beyond the Door, a man buys a cuckoo clock for his wife who has always wanted one. When he catches her cheating on him, the man throws his wife out of the house with her lover. Though he never really cared for the clock, he keeps winding it because he dislikes the silence. But the cuckoo clock, who preferred the wife's company, begins to plot against its owner.

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Mr. Spaceship, humans in the distant future are at war with alien life forms known as Yuks. Using outdated, mechanical machines to wage war against the life-based weapons of the advanced Yuks, a research team decides to build a spaceship powered by a human brain. Enlisting a dying professor who agrees to donate his brain to the project, the humans believe they have turned the tables on the Yuks. But the spaceship has other plans.

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Mr. Spaceship, humans in the distant future are at war with alien life forms known as Yuks. Using outdated, mechanical machines to wage war against the life-based weapons of the advanced Yuks, a research team decides to build a spaceship powered by a human brain. Enlisting a dying professor who agrees to donate his brain to the project, the humans believe they have turned the tables on the Yuks. But the spaceship has other plans.

Hanging Stranger, The

Hanging Stranger, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Hanging Stranger, TV salesman Ed Loyce is a practical man who, when he sees something wrong tries to correct it. Then one day he sees a lifeless body hanging in the town square. What he can't figure out is, why nobody seems to care.

Hanging Stranger, The

Hanging Stranger, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Hanging Stranger, TV salesman Ed Loyce is a practical man who, when he sees something wrong tries to correct it. Then one day he sees a lifeless body hanging in the town square. What he can't figure out is, why nobody seems to care.

Gun, The

Gun, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Gun, a group of space explorers are shot down above a deserted planet. While some of the crew work on repairing the ship, the remainder set out to investigate the planet. Otherwise unpopulated, they discover the huge gun that shot them down sitting atop a trove of cultural artifacts from a bygone civilization. What harm could come of dismantling the gun and taking a few of the artifacts home with them?

Eyes Have It, The

Eyes Have It, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Eyes Have It is a humorous, early short story by Philip K. Dick that first appeared in Science Fiction Stories in 1953. In it, a bus-riding reader of a discarded melodrama with an overactive imagination is persuaded by the hackneyed prose that the world has been taken over by aliens. Thus, when eyes slowly roved around the room, the reader imagines disembodied eyeballs traveling of their own free will. A rare example of satire from the Dick canon.

Eyes Have It, The

Eyes Have It, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Eyes Have It is a humorous, early short story by Philip K. Dick that first appeared in Science Fiction Stories in 1953. In it, a bus-riding reader of a discarded melodrama with an overactive imagination is persuaded by the hackneyed prose that the world has been taken over by aliens. Thus, when eyes slowly roved around the room, the reader imagines disembodied eyeballs traveling of their own free will. A rare example of satire from the Dick canon.

Variable Man, The

Variable Man, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Variable Man, Earth (The Terran System) is in a cold war with the older, corrupt Centaurian System, suppresses Terra from exploring space and expandig its borders. When a devastating new weapon called Icarus is developed by Terra, everyone expects the odds to tip in Terra's favor. But the computers calculating these odds find an unknown variable that throws off the odds. A time traveler from 1913, known as Thomas Cole has arrived. Can this variable man from the past rescue mankind from a catastrophic future?

Variable Man, The

Variable Man, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Variable Man, Earth (The Terran System) is in a cold war with the older, corrupt Centaurian System, suppresses Terra from exploring space and expandig its borders. When a devastating new weapon called Icarus is developed by Terra, everyone expects the odds to tip in Terra's favor. But the computers calculating these odds find an unknown variable that throws off the odds. A time traveler from 1913, known as Thomas Cole has arrived. Can this variable man from the past rescue mankind from a catastrophic future?

Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Tony and the Beetles, ten-year old Tony Rossi, an Earthman growing up on Betelgeuse, becomes aware that the natives, known as the Pas-Udeti, are driving out the Earthmen colonists on nearby Orion. His father, a staunch believer in the superiority of Earthmen, describes Tony's native friends as Beetles. A trip into town to meet his native friends leads to awkward encounters with a Pas-Udeti cab driver and a fellow bus passenger. When his newly aggressive Pas-Udeti friends rebuke him, Tony realizes that being born in a place doesn't necessarily mean you are welcome there.

Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Tony and the Beetles, ten-year old Tony Rossi, an Earthman growing up on Betelgeuse, becomes aware that the natives, known as the Pas-Udeti, are driving out the Earthmen colonists on nearby Orion. His father, a staunch believer in the superiority of Earthmen, describes Tony's native friends as Beetles. A trip into town to meet his native friends leads to awkward encounters with a Pas-Udeti cab driver and a fellow bus passenger. When his newly aggressive Pas-Udeti friends rebuke him, Tony realizes that being born in a place doesn't necessarily mean you are welcome there.

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Piper in the Woods, an army doctor is asked to treat a soldier from Asteroid Y-3 who claims he is a plant. This wouldn't be a problem, but the soldier is incapable of any physical activity, preferring to stand still and point himself towards the sun. When more soldiers return from Asteroid Y-3 also claiming to be plants, Dr. Harris travels there to investigate. While there, he learns about a mysterious indigenous people living in the woods called Pipers, who might be able to shed some light on the subject.

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Piper in the Woods, an army doctor is asked to treat a soldier from Asteroid Y-3 who claims he is a plant. This wouldn't be a problem, but the soldier is incapable of any physical activity, preferring to stand still and point himself towards the sun. When more soldiers return from Asteroid Y-3 also claiming to be plants, Dr. Harris travels there to investigate. While there, he learns about a mysterious indigenous people living in the woods called Pipers, who might be able to shed some light on the subject.

Skull, The

Skull, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Skull, a convict is offered his freedom if he agrees to travel back in time and kill someone. He learns that the assasination target was the founder of a religious sect that grew in strength and influence from its inception in 1960. Carrying his target's skull so he can identify the religious leader, the convict comes to learn a terrible secret about why he was chosen to find its owner.

Skull, The

Skull, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Skull, a convict is offered his freedom if he agrees to travel back in time and kill someone. He learns that the assasination target was the founder of a religious sect that grew in strength and influence from its inception in 1960. Carrying his target's skull so he can identify the religious leader, the convict comes to learn a terrible secret about why he was chosen to find its owner.

Crystal Crypt, The

Crystal Crypt, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Crystal Crypt, Earth and Mars are poised on the verge of war. On the last spaceship to leave Mars for Earth, law enforcement officials are looking for three fugitives who somehow made a great Martian city disappear. Unable to find the perpetrators, the officials allow the ship to disembark for Earth. A businessman named Thacher strikes up a conversation with a young woman and two men who reveal a very interesting secret to him about the mysterious case.

Crystal Crypt, The

Crystal Crypt, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Crystal Crypt, Earth and Mars are poised on the verge of war. On the last spaceship to leave Mars for Earth, law enforcement officials are looking for three fugitives who somehow made a great Martian city disappear. Unable to find the perpetrators, the officials allow the ship to disembark for Earth. A businessman named Thacher strikes up a conversation with a young woman and two men who reveal a very interesting secret to him about the mysterious case.

Defenders, The

Defenders, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Defenders, the Soviet and American survivors of a nuclear holocaust have created vast underground tunnels, so as to continue the war on the surface via remote control robots. When a robot from the surface is found not to be radioactive, a team of American scientists returns topside to investigate this anomaly. Expecting to see massive devastation, the scientists are unprepared for the shocking truth that awaits them.

Defenders, The

Defenders, The

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In The Defenders, the Soviet and American survivors of a nuclear holocaust have created vast underground tunnels, so as to continue the war on the surface via remote control robots. When a robot from the surface is found not to be radioactive, a team of American scientists returns topside to investigate this anomaly. Expecting to see massive devastation, the scientists are unprepared for the shocking truth that awaits them.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Second Variety, UN forces have retreated to a moon base in the aftermath of early Soviet victories in a nuclear conflict. In response, the UN forces developed special robots, called Claws, which feature spinning blades and rudimentary artificial intelligence. Six years later, the Soviet leadership asks for negotiations to end the war. A UN officer travels back to earth to discover that not only have the Claws learned to replicate themselves, they have also created a much deadlier cyborg that threatens humanity itself. The inspiration for the movie Screamers.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

In Second Variety, UN forces have retreated to a moon base in the aftermath of early Soviet victories in a nuclear conflict. In response, the UN forces developed special robots, called Claws, which feature spinning blades and rudimentary artificial intelligence. Six years later, the Soviet leadership asks for negotiations to end the war. A UN officer travels back to earth to discover that not only have the Claws learned to replicate themselves, they have also created a much deadlier cyborg that threatens humanity itself. The inspiration for the movie Screamers.

Space Science Fiction Super Pack

Space Science Fiction Super Pack

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Galaxy's Philip K Dick Collection

Galaxy's Philip K Dick Collection

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2018

MDP Publishing has compiled a collection of stories from prolific Science Fiction icon Philip K. Dick. These stories were originally published by Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in 1953 anad 1954. Stories include the 4 part A World of Talent, as well as The Defenders, Shell Game and Colony. Each story is published with the originally artwork from each issue of Galaxy, so you can experience these stories the same way science fiction fans from the 1950's did! Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, available now at e-retailers worldwide.

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2018

Die zehn Stories der ErfolgsserieZehn Stories von dem visionaren Kopf hinter den Filmen "e;Blade Runner"e;, "e;Total Recall"e;, "e;The Man in the High Castle"e; und "e;Minority Report"e;. Lesen Sie und Ihr Denken wird neu programmiert!Von der Geschichte einer Frau, die den Verdacht hat, ihr Mann sei als ein anderer von der Weltraumreise zuruckgekehrt, bis zu der Story eines Agenten, der einer neuen Welle von illegalen, telepathie-begabten Wesen auf der Spur ist: Jede Erzahlung untersucht, was es bedeutet, in einer sich rasant verandernden Welt Mensch zu sein. Diese zehn Stories stehen hinter den 10 Episoden von "e;Electric Dreams"e;, nach "e;The Man in the High Castle"e; die zweite Erfolgsserie nach Philip K. Dick - von Sony Pictures Television und Channel Four.

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2018

The Stories Behind the SeriesThough perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In Autofac, Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. Exhibit Piece and The Commuter feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And The Hanging Stranger provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War.Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.

The Man In The High Castle

The Man In The High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Dick's best work, and the most memorable alternative world tale...ever written' SCIENCE FICTION: THE 100 BEST NOVELS It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it's not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn't win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that? Subtle, complex and beautifully characterized, The Man in the High Castle remains the finest alternative world novel ever written, and a work of profundity and significance.

Minority Report Volume Four of The Collected Stories

Minority Report Volume Four of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2017

This volume covers a wide span, from late 1954 through to 1963, the years during which Dick began writing novels prolifically and his short story output lessened. The title story of this collection has been made into the Steven Spielberg-directed movie of the same name, while The Days of Perky Pat inspired one of Dick's greatest works, the novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch; The Penultimate Truth grew from The Mold of Yancy . Philip K. Dick is shown at his incomparable prime in this fourth volume of the definitive collection of short fiction.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Ubik

Ubik

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. If it hasn't already.

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Volume 1 The stories which inspired the hit Channel 4 series

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Volume 1 The stories which inspired the hit Channel 4 series

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Based on the stories contained in this volume, the ten-part anthology series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series. Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick's prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized Sci-Fi novelist's work. Other guest stars include Janelle Morae, Anna paquin, Timothy Spall and Benedict Wong. The ten stories included are: THE HANGING STANGER, THE COMMUTER, THE FATHER-THING, EXHIBIT PIECE, IMPOSSIBLE PLANET, SALES PITCH, FOSTER YOU'RE DEAD, THE HOOD MAKER, HOLY QUARREL, IF THERE WERE NO BENNY CEMOLI, AUTOFAC and HUMAN IS

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

"e;Traumen Androiden von elektrischen Schafen?"e; - diese Frage stellte sich Philip K. Dick im Titel seines 1968 erschienenen Romans. Ridley Scott hat danach den Film "e;Blade Runner"e; gedreht, der 1982 in die Kinos kam. Roman wie Film erzahlen die Geschichte des Kopfgeldjagers Rick Deckard, der Jagd auf kunstliche Menschen macht.Im Buch geht es allerdings um weit mehr: Auf einer von einem Atomkrieg verwusteten Welt sind kunstliche Tiere zu Statussymbolen geworden, eine "e;Mercertum"e; genannte Fernsehreligion treibt ihr Unwesen, und sogenannte "e;Stimmungsorgeln"e; manipulieren die Gefuhle der Menschen.Und nicht nur Androiden werden auf Empathie getestet ...Die vollstandige Neuubersetzung macht deutschen Lesern den Roman erstmals in seiner ganzen sprachlichen Differenziertheit zuganglich - ein Meisterwerk nicht nur der Science-Fiction-Literatur.

The Best of Galaxy Volume Six

The Best of Galaxy Volume Six

Author: Philip K Dick, Jack Sharkey, Frederik Pohl Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

"e;Second Variety"e; is an influential short story by Philip K. Dick. A nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the West has reduced much of the world to a barren wasteland. The war continues however among the scattered remains of humanity. The Western forces have recently developed "e;claws"e;, which are autonomous self-replicating robots to fight on their side. It is one of Dick's many stories in which nuclear war has rendered the Earth's surface uninhabitable. Reviewing the story, critic Zack Handlen wrote, "e;'Second Variety' is grim, violent, and suspenseful. There's enough characterization to keep the protagonists from being indistinguishable, but not much beyond that. While most of the twists are easy to spot once you discover the main plot-basically [an] 'Are you or aren't you a machine' deal-they still have an impact, and Dick makes his point quite clearly.

Defenders

Defenders

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Defenders is a 1953 science fiction novelette by American author Philip K. Dick, and the basis for Dick's 1964 novel The Penultimate Truth. It is one of several of his stories to be expanded into a novel. The story was first published in the January 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. In 1956, the story was adapted for the radio program X Minus One by George Lefferts. Eight years ago a nuclear war began between the United States and the Soviet Union. American survivors evacuated to gigantic bunkers miles under ground. Sophisticated, radioactivity-immune robots called "e;leadys"e; continue fighting the war on the devastated surface that is far too dangerous for humans. The Soviets have similarly evacuated underground, and each side builds powerful weapons and vehicles for the remote-controlled war they only see from film that the robots deliver. The security department asks Taylor, an American war planner, to observe the interrogation of a leady regarding the progress of the war. Although the robot reports that lethal radioactivity and sophisticated new Soviet weapons continue to make the surface dangerous for humans, the observers find that the leady is not radioactive. Taylor learns that this is the second such robot the security department has found; it assigns him to an expedition, wearing lead suits, to investigate the truth about surface conditions. Taylor's group surprises the leadys at the surface and demands to see the outside. Although the robots attempt to delay the humans as long as possible, the group discovers outside the bunker an undamaged valley with forests, animals, and a farm. The leadys reveal that the war ended as soon as the humans evacuated because the robots could not see a rational purpose for it. Analyzing history, they found that groups of humans warred with each other until they matured to overcome conflict. Humanity is almost ready for a single culture, the current worldwide division into American and Soviet sides being the final step.

Gun

Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Gun is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1952 September issue of Planet Stories, and later published in Beyond Lies the Wub in 1984. "e;The Gun"e; has been published in Italian, German, French and Polish translations. The plot centers around a group of space explorers who investigate a planet which appears deserted. However, they are shot down and crash land on the planet. While repairing their ship, a team of explorers sets to survey the surrounding area, where they discover the ruins of an ancient city. Upon further investigation, it is revealed that the gun which shot them down is in the city, and is programmed to shoot anything down which enters the airspace above the city. They examine the gun and discover that it is protecting a tomb directly underneath it-a tomb which contains artifacts, film and photographs of a lost civilization. In order to prevent themselves from being shot down by the same gun while attempting to leave the planet, they destroy the gun and take the artifacts with them. As they leave the ship, hoping to return one day, it is revealed that several automatized machines begin to repair and erect the gun again: this time it is loaded with nuclear warheads.

Second Variety And Other Classic Stories

Second Variety And Other Classic Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2017

Man in the High Castle/Das Orakel vom Berge

Man in the High Castle/Das Orakel vom Berge

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

Was, wenn Hitler den Krieg gewonnen hatte? Diese Frage machte Philip K. Dick zum Ausgangspunkt seines waghalsigsten und beruhmtesten Romans.Amerika 1962: Das Land ist geteilt - die Westkuste japanisch, der Osten deutsch. Nur in den Rockies gibt es eine neutrale Zone. Dort sucht die junge Judolehrerin Juliana einen mysteriosen Autor, der den Widerstand entfachen konnte. Nur er scheint zu wissen, wie man dem Albtraum der falschen Geschichte entkommt.Das Original zur US-Erfolgsserie "e;The Man in the High Castle"e;

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale And Other Stories

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale And Other Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Philip K. Dick Anthology

Philip K. Dick Anthology

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2017

Philip K. Dick was a very influential science fiction writer. More than a dozen of his stories or novels have been adapted for the screen including 'Blade Runner', 'Total Recall', 'Minority Report', and 'The Adjustment Bureau'. His work questioned the nature of reality and was often set against the backdrop of corporate power and greed. The editors of www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com have compiled thirteen of Philip K. Dick's stories for this collection. Included are: 'The Eyes Have It'; 'Beyond the Door'; 'Beyond Lies the Wub'; 'Mr. Spaceship'; 'The Skull'; 'The Crystal Crypt'; 'The Defenders'; 'The Hanging Stranger'; 'The Gun'; 'Tony and the Beetles'; 'The Variable Man'; 'Piper in the Woods'; and 'Second Variety'.

Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2016

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer.

The Eye Of The Sibyl And Other Classic Stories

The Eye Of The Sibyl And Other Classic Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Fantastic Stories Presents the Planet Stories Super Pack

Fantastic Stories Presents the Planet Stories Super Pack

'Planet Stories' was an American pulp science fiction magazine, published between 1939 and 1955. It featured interplanetary adventures, both in space and on other planets, and managed to obtain work from well-known names, including Isaac Asimov and Clifford Simak. In 1952 'Planet' published Philip K. Dick's first sale, and went on to print more of his stories over the next years. This Super Pack features 31 of the very best stories from the magazine, and is guaranteed to give you many hours of reading pleasure and excitement. Included here are:'The Gun' by Philip K. Dick; 'Solar Stiff' by Chas. A. Stopher; 'Narakan Rifles, about Face!' by Jan Smith; 'Lord of a Thousand Suns' by Poul Anderson; 'Bride of the Dark One' by Florence Verbell Brown; 'The Man Who Staked the Stars' by Charles Dye; 'What Hath Me?' by Henry Kuttner; 'Master of the Moondog' by Stanley Mullen; 'One Purple Hope!' by Henry Hasse; 'Black Amazon of Mars' by Leigh Brackett; 'The Wealth of Echindul' by Noel Loomis; 'Asteroid of Fear' by Raymond Z. Gallun; 'Zero Data' by Charles Saphro; 'The Woman-Stealers of Thrayx' by Fox B. Holden; 'Out of the Iron Womb!' by Poul Anderson; 'The Golden Amazons of Venus' by John Murray Reynolds; 'Captives of the Thieve-Star' by James H. Schmitz; 'B-12's Moon Glow' by Charles A. Stearns; 'Star Ship' by Poul Anderson; 'George Loves Gistla' by James Mckimmey, Jr.; 'The Eyes of Thar' by Henry Kuttner; 'Big Pill' by Raymond Z. Gallun

Volume V: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Volume V: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make usor fail to make usfully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "e;literature,"e; and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is the final installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This expansive collection contains 27 stories and novellas written between 1963 and 1981, years in which Dick produced some of his most mature work, including such novels as Ubik, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, and A Scanner Darkly. Among the many pleasures included here are the classic title story (filmed twice as Total Recall), in which an ordinary clerk, awash in resurrected memories, discovers the truth about his past and about the astonishing role he has played in human history; the Hugo-nominated "e;Faith of Our Fathers,"e; with its bleak and controversial vision of a predatory deity; and "e;The Electric Ant,"e; a brilliant embodiment of a classic Dick theme: the elusiveand changeablenature of what we believe to be "e;real."e; Like its predecessors, this generous volume offers wit, ingenuity, and intellectual excitement on virtually every page. The best of these stories, like the best of Dick's novels, are richly imagined, deeply personal visions that no one else could have written. They're going to be around for a very long time to come.

Volume IV: The Minority Report

Volume IV: The Minority Report

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make usor fail to make usfully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "e;literature,"e; and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.The Minority Report is the fourth installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 18 stories and novellas written between 1954 and 1963, years in which Dick produced some of his most memorable work, including such novels as Martian Time Slip and the Hugo Award-winning The Man in the High Castle. Included here are "e;Autofac,"e; a post-apocalyptic tale in which humans share the devastated Earth with the machines they have created but no longer fully control; "e;The Mold of Yancy,"e; a portrait of a world reduced to bland conformity by the vapidand ubiquitouspronouncements of a virtual demagogue; and "e;The Days of Perky Pat,"e; another post-apocalypse story in which Earth's survivors find temporary solace in the Perky Pat game, a game rooted in the images and memories of a world that no longer exists. Finally, the classic title story, filmed by Steven Spielberg as Minority Report, posits a future state in which the "e;Precrime"e; bureau, aided by a trio of pre-cognitive mutants, arrests and incarcerates "e;criminals"e; for crimes they have not yet committed. Like its predecessors, this extraordinary volume is a treasure house of story, offering narrative pleasures and intellectual excitement in equal measure.

Dr. Bloodmoney

Dr. Bloodmoney

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Dr. Bloodmoney is Philip K. Dick's darkly comic riff on Dr. Strangelove, a look at how humanity gets along after the end of the world. This Nebula Award nominee has all the wild characters and twisty science fiction plotting that Dick fans know and love."e;A masterpiece."e; Roberto BolaoWhat happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. This bizarre cast of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab in their attempts to get ahead in what is left of the world, consequences and casualties be damned. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick's novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

"e;A fascinating glimpse into how Dick's uniquely warped perspective evolved."e; Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is a tragedy, a dark comedy, and vintage Philip K. Dick.Al Miller is a self-proclaimed nobody, a used-car salesman with a lot full of junkers. His elderly landlord, Jim Fergessen, has decided to retire and has just cashed in on his property, which includes the lot that Al rents next to Fergessens garage.Chris Harman is a record-company owner who has relied on Fergessens for years to fix his Cadillac. When he hears about Jim Fergessens sudden retirement fund, he tells him about a new realty development that Harman swears is a surefire path to easy wealth. Fergessen sees his chance to finally be a real businessman, well-to-do and respected like Harman.Al is convinced that Harman is a crook out to fleece Fergessen. Even if he doesnt particularly like Fergessen, Al is not going to stand by and watch him get cheated. Only Als not very good at this, either. Maybe hes not even right."e;It would be a shame to miss this.We all know that easy money rarely is, but it's a lesson worth reading about again."e; The Kansas City Star"e;This paranoid and ambiguity-filled exploration into the psyche of the small businessman showcases not only Dick's wild imagination and sardonic wit but also, and most notably, his mastery at intertwining perception with reality."e; Publishers Weekly

In Milton Lumky Territory

In Milton Lumky Territory

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

In The Novels of Philip K. Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson states that In Milton Lumky Territoryis probably the best of Dicks realist novels aside from Confessions of a Crap Artist, and calls it a bitter indictment of the effects of capitalism. Dick, on the other hand, says in his foreword, This is actually a very funny book, and a good one, too.Milton Lumky territory is both an area of the western United States and a psychic terrain: the world and worldview of the traveling salesman. The story takes place in Boise, Idaho, with some extraordinary long-distance driving sequences in which our hero (young Bruce Stevens) drives from Boise to San Francisco, to Reno, to Pocatello, to Seattle, and back to Boise in search of a good deal on some wholesale typewriters. He falls under the spell of an attractive older woman (who used to be his school teacher) and Milton Lumky, a middle-aged paper salesman whose territory is the Northwest. And then Bruce and the others slowly sink into the whirlpool of Bruces immature personal obsessions and misperceptions.A compassionate and ironic portrayal of three characters enmeshed in a sticky web of everyday events, in a tension between love and money, with a basic failure to communicate, In Milton Lumky Territory stands out among Dicks early works.

Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike was written by Philip K. Dick in the winter and spring of 1960, in Point Reyes Station, California. In the sequence of Dicks work, it was written immediately after Confessions of a Crap Artist and just before The Man in the High Castle, the Hugo Awardwinning science fiction novel that ushered in the next stage of Dicks career.This novel, Dick said, is about Leo Runcible, a brilliant, civic minded liberal Jew living in a rural WASP town in Marin County, California. Runcible, a real estate agent involved in a local battle with a neighbor, finds what look like Neanderthal bones in Marin and dreams of rising real estate prices because of the publicity.But it turns out that the remains are more recent, the result of an environmental problem polluting the local water supply.

Ubik

Ubik

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

A mind-bending, classic Philip K. Dick novel about the perception of reality. Named as one of Time's 100 best books.From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare youll never be sure youve woken up from. Lev Grossman, TimeGlen Runciter runs a lucrative businessdeploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in half-life, a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciters face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all.More brilliant than similar experiments conducted by Pynchon or DeLillo. Roberto Bolao

Volume I: The King of the Elves

Volume I: The King of the Elves

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make usor fail to make usfully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "e;literature,"e; and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas including Dick's first published story, "e;Beyond Lies the Wub,"e; together with such landmark tales as "e;The Preserving Machine,"e; in which an attempt to preserve our fragile cultural heritage takes an unexpected turn, The Variable Man, a brilliantly imagined novella encompassing war, time travel, and the varied uses of technology, and the title story, in which Shadrach Jones, owner of a dilapidated gas station in Colorado, stumbles into an ongoing war between trolls and elves, and encounters a fantasticand utterly unexpecteddestiny. Like the best of Dick's novels, these stories offer a wide variety of narrative and intellectual pleasures, and provide an ideal introduction to one of the singular imaginations of the modern era.

Volume II: Adjustment Team

Volume II: Adjustment Team

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make usor fail to make usfully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "e;literature,"e; and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.Adjustment Team is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes. Included here are "e;The Cookie Lady,"e; an account of a young boy whose relationship with a lonely widow results in a bizarre act of transformation, Second Variety (filmed in 1995 as Screamers), a novella that powerfully evokes a post-apocalyptic society overrun by all-too-human looking robots known as "e;Claws,"e; and the title story, in which a small accident of timing leads real estate salesman Ed Fletcher to an unexpected confrontation with the malleable nature of a once familiar world. Like its predecessor, The King of the Elves, this new volume offers both an astonishing variety of narrative pleasures and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of a major American artist.

Volume III: Upon the Dull Earth

Volume III: Upon the Dull Earth

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal worldview, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make usor fail to make usfully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and literature, and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.Upon the Dull Earth is the third installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas written in 1953 and 1954, along with extensiveand valuablestory notes. Included here are a number of bona fide PKD classics, among them the title story, the brilliantly conceived account of a bizarre, ultimately catastrophic resurrection, "e;The Father-Thing,"e; in which a young boy comes to realize that his once familiar father has somehow changed, and The Golden Man (filmed in 2007 as Next), which tells the tale of a golden skinned mutant who may represent the future direction of the human race. These and all the other stories in this important and necessary audiobook offer a wide range of literary and intellectual pleasures. At the same time, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the continuing development of this iconicand hugely influentialfigure.

Nach der Bombe

Nach der Bombe

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2016

Die Welt nach dem Atomkrieg: Auf dem Hohepunkt des Kalten Krieges entwirft Philip K. Dick in seinem 1965 entstandenen Roman das Bild einer zerstorten Gesellschaft, in der die Uberlebenden darum kampfen, Menschlichkeit und Normalitat wiederzuerlangen. Nach der Bombe bietet auch 50 Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen hellsichtige Antworten auf die immer wieder aktuelle Frage "e;Was ware wenn ..."e;. "e;Es sind Dicks innere Widerspruche, die seine Genialitat ausmachen, und diese Neigung zu Paradoxien durchzieht den gesamten Roman."e; Aus dem Nachwort von Jonathan Lethem

Irrgarten des Todes

Irrgarten des Todes

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2016

Der unbewohnte Planet Delmak-O ist Schauplatz eines perfiden Experiments, dem 14 Personen ausgesetzt werden. Das Einzige, was sie verbindet, scheint das "e;Buch von Specktowsky"e; zu sein, das alle im Gepack haben. Als kurz nach ihrer Ankunft ein Mord geschieht, beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen einen unsichtbaren und ubermachtigen Feind, der weitere Opfer fordert. Philip K. Dick erweckt mit Irrgarten des Todes einen Albtraum zum Leben und lasst die Leser atemlos zuruck mit dem verstorenden Gefuhl, dass man sich nie sicher sein kann, was Realitat und was Illusion ist.

Ein kleines Trostpflaster fur uns Temponauten

Ein kleines Trostpflaster fur uns Temponauten

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2016

Nirgendwo lernt man Philip K. Dick besser kennen als in seinen Stories. Ihm gelingt das uberraschende Kunststuck, seine Protagonisten, die als Arbeiter oder Angestellte ihren Alltagsgeschaften nachgehen, plotzlich in andere Galaxien zu katapultieren und ihr Leben gehorig auf den Kopf zu stellen. Nach Total Recall Revisited zeigen die 15 in diesem Band versammelten Stories abermals die faszinierende Bandbreite von Dicks Werk.Mit einem Nachwort von Jonathan Lethem

Space Science Fiction Super Pack

Space Science Fiction Super Pack

Author: Philip K Dick, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2016

The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick, Volume 2 (working title)

The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick, Volume 2 (working title)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2016

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. Philip K. Dick's 1953 short story "e;Second Variety"e; posits the ramifications of a human propensity for playing God, and for mankind's wanton disregard of the consequences of its technological innovations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. The story is set in the distant future, where humanity is at war with "e;Yuks"e;, an alien life form which doesn't use mechanical spaceships nor constructions. Instead, it relies on life forms. The war has been going on for a long time, and humanity hasn't been able to come up with a solution against the life-form based ships and mines that the Yuks use. One day, a team of researchers led by Philip Kramer decide to build a spaceship which is powered by a human brain. They find the ideal candidate, Kramer's old professor, a dying man who volunteers to donate his brain to the project.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his book "e;The Variable Man"e; The Terran system is growing and expanding all the time. But an old and corrupt Centaurian Empire is holding Terra down, as it encircles the Terran system and will not let the humans grow out of their current empire. For this reason Terra is at war with Proxima Centauri and is trying to find a way of breaking free from the Centaurian's hold upon them.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview And Other Conversations

Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview And Other Conversations

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2015

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick, Eric Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2015

An official tie-in edition of Philip K. Dick's dazzling speculative novel to accompany the new TV series, executive produced by Ridley Scott. Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world's new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality - an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated - giving hope to the disenchanted. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others? 'The most brilliant science fiction mind on any planet' Rolling Stone 'Dick's finest book, and one of the very best science fiction novels ever published' Eric Brown

Valis

Valis

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2015

What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dicks groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.VALIS is essential listening for any true Philip K. Dick fan, a novel that Roberto Bolao called more disturbing than any novel by [Carson] McCullers. By the end, like Dick himself, you will be left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and just what the price is for divine inspiration.

Nick and the Glimmung

Nick and the Glimmung

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Nick and his family are forced to leave Earth in order for him to keep his cat, Horace - because all pets are now banned, as they use up badly needed resources. They settle on Plowman's Planet, where they discover a variety of strange and wonderful alien lifeforms. But not all of these weird lifeforms are benevolent - and the family is involved in a series of increasingly dangerous mishaps. Can Horace and Nick manage to outwit the Wub, the Werjes, the Trobes - and the most dangerous of all, the Glimmung? Philip K. Dick's only children's book, first published after his death, brings together many of his most famous alien creations in one gently humorous tale.

Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which transports its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God. But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value. This Nebula Award nominee is one of Philip K. Dicks enduring classics, at once a deep character study, a dark mystery, and a tightrope walk along the edge of reality and illusion.

Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2015

Philip K. Dick stories always bring a touch of the unexpected to the age-old sci-fi formula. In "e;Beyond the Door,"e; Dick spins the tale of a thoughtful gift that holds unspeakable secrets. Though protagonist Larry Thomas had only the best intentions when he picked out the tchotchke for his wife, it's a decision he'll always regret.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2015

Beyond Lies the Wub was the first story ever published by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In this short story Peterson buys a "e;wub"e; from a local before his departure from Mars and takes it back aboard the ship on which he is a crew member. But the captain Franco cites his concerns about the extra weight of having this huge pig-like creature on-board, although he really seems more interested in how it might taste. Once in space however, the crew realize that the wub is an intelligent being, able to use telepathy and perhaps even control people's minds.

Humpty Dumpty In Oakland

Humpty Dumpty In Oakland

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2015

Set in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1950s, Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is a tragicomedy of misunderstandings among used car dealers and real-estate salesmen: the small-time, struggling individuals for whom Philip K. Dick always reserved his greatest sympathy. Jim Fergesson, an elderly garage owner with a heart condition, is about to sell up and retire; Al Miller is a somewhat feckless mechanic who sublets part of Jim's lot and finds his livelihood threatened by the decision to sell; Chris Harman is a record company owner who for years has relied on Fergesson to maintain his cars. When Harman hears of Fergesson's impending retirement he tips him off to what he says is a cast-iron business proposition: a development in nearby Marin County with an opening for a garage. Al Miller, though, is convinced that Harman is a crook, out to fleece Fergesson of his life's savings. As much as he resents Fergesson he can't bear to see that happen and - denying to himself all the time what he is doing - he sets out to thwart Harman.

Third Time Travel MEGAPACK (R): 18 Classic Trips Through Time

Third Time Travel MEGAPACK (R): 18 Classic Trips Through Time

Author: Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Richard Wilson, Mack Reynolds, H.B. Fyfe Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

Here is a selection of 18 jaunts through time, many of them rare tales from the pulps that we know you haven't read before. Even if you're jaded with time-travel (Dinosaurs? Again?) you'll find something new in these pages. Included are:THE CHILDREN'S ROOM, by Raymond F. JonesSIDETRACK IN TIME, by William P. McGivernGEORGE ALL THE WAY, by Richard WilsonABSOLUTELY NO PARADOX, by Lester del ReyTHE HOHOKAM DIG, by Theodore PrattGUARANTEED TENURE, by H.B. FyfeTHROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: 42, by Grendel BriartonNEVER GO BACK, by Charles V. de VetTHE ANCESTRAL THREAD, by Emil PetajaTHE SONS OF JAPHETH, by Richard WilsonMEDDLER, by Philip K. DickTHE MAN WHO LIKED LIONS, by John Bernard DaleyFLAME FOR THE FUTURE, by William P. McGivernDINOSAUR GOES HOLLYWOOD, by Emil PetajaTIME OUT FOR TOMORROW, by Richard WilsonREMEMBER THE ALAMO! by R. R. FehrenbachGUN FOR HIRE, by Mack ReynoldsTHROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: 63, by Grendel BriartonIf you enjoy this volume of classic stories, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see the 220+ other entries in this series, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns -- and much, much more!

Gun

Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2015

Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch ... they smiled.

Defenders

Defenders

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2015

No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war--perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves!

Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2015

Philip K. Dick was a very influential science fiction writer. More than a dozen of his stories or novels have been adapted for the screen including 'Blade Runner', 'Total Recall', 'Minority Report', and 'The Adjustment Bureau'. His work questioned the nature of reality and was often set against the backdrop of corporate power and greed. The editors of www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com have compiled thirteen of Philip K. Dick's stories for this collection. Included are: 'The Eyes Have It'; 'Beyond the Door'; 'Beyond Lies the Wub'; 'Mr. Spaceship'; 'The Skull'; 'The Crystal Crypt'; 'The Defenders'; 'The Hanging Stranger'; 'The Gun'; 'Tony and the Beetles'; 'The Variable Man'; 'Piper in the Woods'; and 'Second Variety'.

Second Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK(R): 13 Fantastic Stories

Second Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK(R): 13 Fantastic Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2015

The Second Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK(TM) collects 13 more rare stories by the classic science fiction author. Included in this volume are:THE UNRECONSTRUCTED MSALES PITCHSHELL GAMEBREAKFAST AT TWILIGHTADJUSTMENT TEAMFOSTER, YOU'RE DEADTHE CRAWLERSTHE GOLDEN MANTHE LAST OF THE MASTERSTHE TURNING WHEELUPON THE DULL EARTHHUMAN ISMEDDLERIf you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see the 200+ other entries in the series, covering science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Man in the High Castle

Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2015

The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dicks career. New York TimesIts America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a warand is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.This harrowing, Hugo Awardwinning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

Valis-Trilogie. Valis, Die gottliche Invasion und Die Wiedergeburt des Timothy Archer

Valis-Trilogie. Valis, Die gottliche Invasion und Die Wiedergeburt des Timothy Archer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Die groe Philip K. Dick-Reihe bei Fischer KlassikPhilip K. Dick war der besessene Visionar der letzten und einfachsten Fragen. In der Romantrilogie Valis seinem Hauptwerk, das er erst kurz vor seinem Tod abschloss, nimmt er seine eigenen gnostischen Offenbarungen als Ausgangspunkt. Die Welt ist eine repressive Matrix, die es zu sprengen gilt, damit man die Wahrheit erblickt. Im Roman ist so das Romische Reich nie untergegangen, es erscheint eine Sophia als Verkorperung der himmlischen Weisheit und Dicks alter Ego Horselover Fat spricht in vielerlei Zungen und Sprachen. Ein Schlusseltext zu seiner Welt.

Warte auf das letzte Jahr

Warte auf das letzte Jahr

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Die groe Philip K. Dick-Reihe bei Fischer Klassik2055 ist die Erde in einem interstellaren Konflikt mit dem Planeten Lilistar verstrickt. Dr Eric Sweetscent, der geschickteste Transplantations-Chirurg der Galaxis, soll zwischen seinen zahlreichen Sternreisen Gino Molinari behandeln, der Herrscher uber die Erde. Der soll die Gabe besitzen, von den Toten zuruckzukehren, aber warum liegt dann sein Double im Eisschrank? Leibarzt der Machtigen zu sein ist ein gefahrlicher Job. Aber kann er auch den Konflikt mit Lilistar losen?

Eine andere Welt

Eine andere Welt

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Die groe Philip K. Dick-Reihe bei Fischer KlassikJason Taverner: als beliebter Fernsehmoderator und Sanger gehort ihm die Welt. So denkt er, bis er in einem schabigen Hotelzimmer aufwacht und unter Menschen kommt, die ihn nicht erkennen, in einer Welt, in der die Macht skrupellos ihre Burger jagt. In dem Uberwachungsstaat ist er ein gesichtsloser Niemand und die perfekte Beute. Mit groem Geschick erforscht Dick in seiner Dystopie die psychologischen Auswirkungen seines Orwellschen Albtraums. Nie hat Philip K. Dick seine Kritik an den zeitgenossischen USA schonungsloser dargelegt. Eine Provokation mit Nachhall.

Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

Eleven o'clock came. Far off, at the end of town, the great tower clock boomed sleepily to itself. But the little door remained shut. Nothing moved. The minute hand passed on and the cuckoo did not stir. He was someplace inside the clock, beyond the door, silent and remote.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

"e;We are a very old race,"e; the wub said. "e;Very old and very ponderous. It is difficult for us to move around. You can appreciate that anything so slow and heavy would be at the mercy of more agile forms of life. There was no use in our relying on physical defenses. How could we win? Too heavy to run, too soft to fight, too good-natured to hunt for game-"e;

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

"e;Technically, it could be done. Brains have been transferred several times, when body destruction made it necessary. Of course, to a spaceship, to a heavy outspace cruiser, instead of an artificial body, that's new."e;

Skull

Skull

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

He held the skull in his hands, turning it over. In spite of himself, a cold feeling rushed through him. This was the man's skull, the skull of the Founder, who was still alive, who would come here, this day, who would stand on the field not fifty yards away.

Crystal Crypt

Crystal Crypt

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

Stark terror ruled the Inner-Flight ship on that last Mars-Terra run. For the black-clad Leiters were on the prowl ... and the grim red planet was not far behind.

Defenders

Defenders

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

"e;It has taken thousands of generations to achieve,"e; the A-class leady concluded. "e;Hundreds of centuries of bloodshed and destruction. But each war was a step toward uniting mankind. And now the end is in sight: a world without war. But even that is only the beginning of a new stage of history."e;

Hanging Stranger

Hanging Stranger

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

From the lamppost something was hanging. A shapeless dark bundle, swinging a little with the wind. Like a dummy of some sort. Loyce rolled down his window and peered out. What the hell was it? A display of some kind? Sometimes the Chamber of Commerce put up displays in the square.

Gun

Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

The gun was huge. Stark and immense it pointed up at the sky, a mass of steel and glass, set in a huge slab of concrete. Even as they watched the gun moved on its swivel base, whirring underneath. A slim vane turned with the wind, a network of rods atop a high pole.

Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

An interstellar revolution is brewing, and young Tony finds himself in the middle of it, questioning who his friends are, and who are his foes.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

Klaus took a look at them, leaning over Hendricks' broad shoulder. "e;You can see what we're up against. There's another type. Maybe it was abandoned. Maybe it didn't work. But there must be a Second Variety. There's One and Three."e;

Eyes Have It

Eyes Have It

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

There it was in a nutshell. The eyes had clearly come apart from the rest of him and were on their own. My heart pounded and my breath choked in my windpipe. I had stumbled on an accidental mention of a totally unfamiliar race. Obviously non-Terrestrial.

Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2015

Breakfast At Twilight

Breakfast At Twilight

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

When the McLean family wakes up on a foggy weekday morning, they have no idea that the world around them has changed overnight. After soldiers burst through their front door from the dusty and desolate landscape that now surrounds their suburban home, they must piece together the horrible truth about what has happened.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Exhibit Piece

Exhibit Piece

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Twenty-second century historian George Miller is completely dedicated to his job studying the history and culture of the twentieth century, and has even created an accurate replica of a twentieth-century dwelling. But when George investigates an odd noise in the exhibit, he stumbles upon a strange reality existing inside of his replica.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Meddler

Meddler

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

With the technology to delve through time, dipping into the future has been strictly forbidden, but an unorthodox experiment operating outside of government protocols breaks this taboo. Determined only to view the future without altering it any way, they hope to avoid the disastrous consequences that wading into the future is said to bring about.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Last Of The Masters

Last Of The Masters

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Edward Tolby and his daughter are members of a legendary militant groupThe Leaguethat helped to bring down the corrupt and misguided governments of the past, placing humanity on its path to a free, ruler-less society. Always on the lookout for groups trying to organize and stratify, Tolby and his companions encounter a powerful remnant of the old world.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Turning Wheel

Turning Wheel

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

In the near future, after the world powers have collapsed, those who were once the disenfranchised now make up the ruling classes on earth. When Bard Sung-wu is sent to investigate disturbances among the lower castes in Detroit, he expects to find savages without any knowledge of the world. What he finds instead will change the course of his life.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Adjustment Team

Adjustment Team

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

After getting held up on his way to work, Ed Fletcher worries about the repercussions he will face when he reaches his office. Little does he know that his late arrival will give him a glimpse behind the very fabric of human existence and put him at odds with powers he cannot comprehend.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Adjustment Team was adapted into the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Many of Philip K. Dicks other stories have been similarly adapted, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Shell Game

Shell Game

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

When a group of men crash to the surface of an alien planet, they are hemmed in on all sides by a deadly, un-crossable bog. Attacked by an unknown enemy, the group grows increasingly uncertain as the violence escalates while the enemy combatant remains unseen and no bodies are ever recovered.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Crawlers

Crawlers

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

When bizarre creatures begin plaguing a small farming town, a man from the nearby radioactive science laboratory is sent to investigate and deal with the problem.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Golden Man

Golden Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

The DCA is a government agency tasked with tracking down humans born with superhuman mutations, all of whom are considered a threat to the continued survival of the human race. But even seasoned veterans of the DCA worry that one day they will encounter a mutant that they cannot bestthe mutant who will be the first of an entirely new species that will replace Homo sapiens as the dominant species on the planet.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Ubik

Ubik

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Vom Mond kehrte Glen Runciter nur als Toter zuruck. Aber wer schreibt dann die Botschaften auf Streichholzbriefchen und aufgerissenen Zigarettenpackungen? Die Dinge haben sich selbstandig gemacht, sie reisen in ihre eigene Zeit zuruck - das Auto ist ein Modell aus den Dreiigern, der Fahrstuhl aus den Zwanzigern. Und was soll Ubik sein - Biermarke, Pfandhaus oder Raumspray? Oder ist Ubik die Rettung gegen den Zerfall der Realitat?Mit unseren simulierten Wirklichkeiten und virtuellen Wahrnehmungen waren wir Ubik (1969) nie naher als heute. Dick lasst Raum- wie Zeitblasen platzen und stellt so die Existenz einer durchgangigen Realitat in Frage.

Marsianischer Zeitsturz

Marsianischer Zeitsturz

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Eine Siedlung auf dem Mars, ein hochbegabtes Kind, das Zeitbruche aufspurt, eine eingeborene Bevolkerung, die verstanden hat, dass sich auf dem Mars die Zeit nicht linear, sondern in Schleifen bewegt. Eine zentrale Macht, die alles fur sich will, und der Einzelne, der gefangen in der Realitat, langsam einen befreienden Ausblick auf die Wahrheit erhascht. Wie in einem Brennglas versammelt Marsianischer Zeitsturz (1964) die vielen Aspekte von Philip K. Dicks Vision."e;Philip K. Dick war der Dostojewskij, der groe Fragende, der zweifelnde Prophet der zweiten Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts."e; Paul Williams

Der dunkle Schirm

Der dunkle Schirm

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Orange County eingeschleust wird. Bob Arctor - alias Fred - ist Junkie und Geheimagent der Drogenfahndung, und damit er nicht auffliegt, beginnt er, auch mit Substanz T zu experimentieren, bis er merkt, dass seine beiden Identitaten gegeneinander agieren ...Viele schatzen Der dunkle Schirm (1977) als den starksten Roman Philip K. Dicks. Autobiographische Details zeichnen ein nur allzu realistisches Bild der Drogenkultur Kaliforniens in den 70ern, die in die Zukunft projiziert wird. 2006 wurde das Buch von Richard Linklater mit Keanu Reeves und Winona Ryder verfilmt.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Small town America tears itself apart in this realist novel from one of the greats of science fiction Leo Runcible - of Runcible Realty - is too excitable and too pushy. His wife drinks too much. He may be a man of principle, but Liberal Jewish Leo is an outsider in the lilywhite Carquinez, Marin County. When he gets into a pointless argument with a customer over his neighbour Walt Dombrosio's house guests, the resulting ramifications follow a bizarre logic of cause and effect to lead in entirely unexpected directions ... And can Leo really have found the skull of a Neanderthal man in middle America? THE MAN WHOSE TEETH WERE ALL EXACTLY ALIKE is a dazzling novel by a writer famous for his power to surprise and delight.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2014

Terra is in a perpetual stalemate of a war with Proxima Centauri because the old and corrupt Centaurian Empire will not let the humans grow out of their current empire. Only a man from the distant past can fix the situation.

Puttering About in a Small Land

Puttering About in a Small Land

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Written in the late 1950s but unpublished until after his death, this is one of Dick's greatest realistic novels When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs Alt's school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s. As Roger, Virginia, Chic and Liz orbit each other in ever-decaying circles, their lives threaten to run out of control. This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skilfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping. Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for BEST NOVEL, Philip K. Dick is widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day. The object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick, Eric Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

NOW AN AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES 'Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.' America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies. . .

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2014

An army doctor at a garrison on Earth is puzzled by a case of a soldier who returns from the asteroid Y-3, and claims that he's a plant. When several more men return from Y-3, each thinking they're a plant, Harris travels to the asteroid to solve the puzzle.

Voices from the Street

Voices from the Street

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2014

One of Dick's earliest books but his last to be published, this is the story of one man's descent into depression and madness - and his escape to the other side Stuart Hadley is a young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life. He has a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement - but he still feels unfulfilled. Something is missing from his life. Hadley is also an angry young man - an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, then sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. Is there anything that can bring him back to the world? Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for BEST NOVEL, Philip K. Dick is widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day. The object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, he has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Hanging Stranger

Hanging Stranger

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1953 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Hanging Stranger' is a short story about a man who finds a dead stranger hanging from a lamp post and begins to realise that his town is not what he thought it was. 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.

Golden Man

Golden Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1953 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Golden Man' is a novelette about a feral young man with a gift of being able to see into the future. 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.

Adjustment Team

Adjustment Team

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1954 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Adjustment Team' is a short story that was eventually adapted into the film 'The Adjustment Bureau' in 2011. 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.

Das Orakel vom Berge

Das Orakel vom Berge

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Was ware, wenn die Achsenmachte den Zweiten Weltkrieg gewonnen hatten? Und sich Hitler mit Japan die USA geteilt hatte? Die Grenze durch die Rocky Mountains verliefe, wo es neutrale Pufferstaaten gabe? Und dort ein Orakel vom BergeVor dieser Unwirklichkeit fluchten die Menschen in ein Buch uber die Heuschrecken in der die Welt so dargestellt wird, wie sie eher unserer Wirklichkeit gleicht - aber nur fast, oder ist es wirklich ganz anders herum? Das Orakel vom Berge (1962) ist gegen den Strich erzahlte Historie und ein legendarer Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur.Das Buch zur US-Kultserie "e;The Man in the High Castle"e;!

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Blade Runner der Film von Ridley Scott, beruht auf dem Roman von Philip K. Dick aus dem Jahr 1968, in dem Androiden von elektrischen Schafen traumen. Denn in der postapokalyptischen Gesellschaft definiert der Besitz von Tieren den Status und eine Person im Fernseher wird beinahe gottlich verehrt. Vom Mars zuruckgekehrte Androide bedrohen aber die radioaktive Idylle, und ein Kopfgeldjager - im Film Harrison Ford - macht Jagd auf sie. Mit hohnischem Scharfsinn und schwarzem Humor erkundet Dick die Grenze, die den Menschen von den Androiden, die er geschaffen hat, unterscheidet. Eine Lektion in Sachen Ethik der Technik."e;Philip K. Dick ist fur die zweite Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, was Franz Kafka fur die erste war."e; Art Spiegelman

Die drei Stigmata des Palmer Eldritch

Die drei Stigmata des Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

In Die drei Stigmata des Palmer Eldritch (1965) entwirft Philip K. Dick eine Welt, in der die Menschen jeden Planeten des Sonnensystems kolonialisiert haben, weil die Erde durch die Klimaerwarmung unbewohnbar geworden ist. Aber das auerirdische Leben ist hart, und so ergibt man sich halluzinatorischen Drogen, mit denen man in jede denkbare virtuelle Welt ausweichen kann. Uber allem thront ein Drogentycoon mit gottgleicher Macht. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Werk gibt Dick religiosen Spekulationen nach: Die Zukunft wird gnostisch und das Bose ein Attribut Gottes.

Total Recall Revisited

Total Recall Revisited

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Nirgendwo kann man Philip K. Dick so gut kennenlernen wie in seinen Stories. Visionar sah er in ihnen die Probleme unserer Gegenwart voraus, und unter seinem Rontgenblick werden die "e;Dachbalken des Universums"e; sichtbar, wie er selbst verwundert notierte.Unser Band versammelt die besten, wichtigsten und einflussreichsten seiner Stories. Ein Nachwort des Science-Fiction Kenners und Autors Thomas von Steinaecker vervollstandigt den Band.

Total Recall

Total Recall

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Douglas Quail, ein ganz normaler Angestellter, hat den Wunsch, einmal auf den Mars zu fliegen. Weil er sich die teure Reise nicht leisten kann, wendet er sich an den Anbieter von so genannten "e;extrafaktischen Erinnerungstransplantaten"e;, die ihren Tragern eine falsche Erinnerung suggerieren. Doch wahrend der Behandlung stellt sich heraus: Douglas Quail war schonmal auf dem Mars - als Geheimagent.Diese erstmals 1966 veroffentlichte Story wurde mehrfach unter dem Titel "e;Total Recall"e; verfilmt, u.a. mit Arnold Schwarzenegger in der Hauptrolle. Ein Muss fur Science-Fiction-Fans und die, die es werden wollen.

Ach, als Blobbel hat man's schwer!

Ach, als Blobbel hat man's schwer!

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Die Menschheit erholt sich nur langsam vom Krieg gegen die Blobbel, eine auerirdische Lebensform vom Ende der Galaxis. George Muster ist Kriegsveteran und war Spezialagent mit besonderen Fahigkeiten: Mit Hilfe genetischer Modulation wurde er zum Doppelagenten und verwandelt sich fur einen bestimmten Teil des Tages in einen Blobbel. Elf Jahre nach Kriegsende trifft er auf seinen Gegenpart, Vivian - die als Blobbel-Spion auf die Erde geschickt wurde...Erstmals erschienen 1964, ist Ach, als Blobbel hat man's schwer eine irrwitzige Satire auf die Sinnlosigkeit des Krieges, ein Meisterstuck von Philip K. Dick.

Hochstapler

Hochstapler

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Spence Olham ist ein ganz normaler Angestellter, bis eines Tages ein Raumschiff auerhalb der Stadt absturzt und er von einem Kollegen beschuldigt wird, ein Androiden-Hochstapler zu sein, dessen Mission es ist, die Erde zu zerstoren. Spence muss fliehen und beweisen, dass er er selbst ist - doch die halbe Stadt ist auf der Suche nach ihm.

Variante zwei

Variante zwei

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Der Kalte Krieg hat nie stattgefunden - er wurde sofort hei. Der Westen und die Sowjetunion haben sichso lange mit ihren Atombomben bekriegt, bis von der Erde nur noch ein verseuchter Wustenplanet ubrig ist, auf dem kaum noch menschliches Leben moglich ist und sich die Vereinten Nationen auf eine Mondbasis zuruckziehen mussten. Sich selbst replizierende Roboterwesen fuhren fur sie als Stellvertreter weiter Schlachten auf der Erde. Doch deren Aktionen verselbstandigen sich zunehmend. Major Hendricks wird als Unterhandler zu den Sowjets geschickt, die offensichtlich mit einem ahnlichen Problem konfrontiert sind und entdeckt, dass es eine neue Roboterrasse gibt, die sich von niemandem mehr kontrollieren lasst.Diese fruhe, 1953 erschienene Erzahlung von Philip K. Dick zahlt zu seinen einflussreichsten. Die TerminatorReihe, Battlestar Galactica und viele weitere Science-Fiction-Stoffe nehmen hier ihren Ausgang.

Minority Report

Minority Report

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Drei Mutanten, die Precogs haben die auergewohnliche Fahigkeit, Verbrechen in der Zukunft sehen zu konnen. Aus diesem Grund werden sie von der Polizeiorganisation Precrime in einem abgeschirmten Bereich der Zentrale angezapft und benutzt, um zukunftige Verbrecher zu jagen - schon bevor diese ihre Tat ausfuhren konnen. Als der Precrime-Polizist John Anderton jedoch entdeckt, dass es eine Vorhersage gegeben hat, dass er selbst bald einen Mord begehen wird, begibt er sich auf die Jagd nach seiner alternativen Zukunft und entdeckt, dass die Vorhersagen der Precogs bei weitem nicht immer so nahe beieinander liegen, wie er gedacht hat.Die 1956 erstmals erschienene Story gehort nach der Verfilmung im Jahr 2002 mit Tom Cruise in der Hauptrolle zu den bekanntesten Erzahlungen von Philip K. Dick und stellt in Frage, ob wir uberhaupt einen freien Willen haben.

Die elektrische Ameise

Die elektrische Ameise

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Garson Poole hatte einen schweren Autounfall, als er wieder zu Bewusstsein kommt, entdeckt er, dass er eine Hand verloren hat. Doch er spurt keinen Schmerz. Beim Betrachten seines geschundenen Korpers muss er zu seinem Entsetzen feststellen, dass er in Wirklichkeit ein organischer Roboter ist, dessen Bewusstsein von einem Lochkartengerat in seiner Brust gesteuert wird, einem Apparat der dem einer Drehorgel zum verwechseln ahnlich ist. Von Neugier getrieben, beginnt er neue Locher in das Band zu stechen...Was ist Realitat? Dieser Frage geht Philip K. Dick in seiner 1969 erschienenen Kurzgeschichte nach. Und wieviel davon wissen wir selbst?

Das Vater-Ding

Das Vater-Ding

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Die Geschichte, aus der Sicht des achtjahrigen Charles erzahlt, dreht sich um einen Klassiker in der Science-Fiction-Literatur: Sein Vater wurde durch ein Replikat ersetzt. 1954 erstmals erschienen, spiegelt die Story die weit verbreitete Angst vor einer Invasion der Gesellschaft und der Familie durch etwas von auen

Verwirrspiel

Verwirrspiel

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Eine Gruppe paranoider Traumapatienten sollte in eine Nervenheilanstalt transportiert werden, als ihr robotergesteuertes Raumschiff auf einem fremden Planeten strandete. Sie halten sich fur Opfer einer Verschworung und leben in standiger Angst vor Angriffen auerirdischer Wesen. Doch als sie die Black-Box des zerstorten Schiffs entdecken, finden sie heraus was ihnen wirklich zugestoen ist - und versuchen ihre Situation, und ihre Paranoia in der Gruppe zu erklaren. Eine Aufgabe, die nicht einfach ist, wenn niemand wirklich von sich sagen kann, gesund zu sein...

Die Pra-Personen

Die Pra-Personen

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Kurz nach einem eigenen Nervenzusammenbruch im Jahr 1974, schrieb Philip K. Dick diese Geschichte als Antwort auf das beruhmte Urteil im Fall Roe vs. Wade, das die Frage nach der Legalitat - oder Illegalitat - von Abtreibungen beantworten sollte. In einer fiktiven Zukunft hat der US-Kongress entschieden, dass Abtreibungen bis zu dem Zeitpunkt legal sind, an welchem die Seele in den Korper eingeht, was in Dicks Geschichte mit dem Erlernen einfacher Rechenaufgaben einhergeht. Doch was ist, wenn man auf einmal seine Mathematikkentnisse verloren hat?

Foster, du bist tot

Foster, du bist tot

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Der Vater von Mike Foster ist ein erklarter Gegner von Atombunkern. Die Nachbarn bauen fleissig in ihren Garten an dem vermeintlich einzigen Schutz vor der nuklearen Bedrohung, die von Militarkreisen aus ganz eigennutzigen Motiven geschurt wird. Die Bunker mussen jedes Jahr wieder auf den neuesten Stand gebracht werden, da die Sowjets angeblich immer neue, immer perfidere Waffentechnologien erfinden, vor denen sich der gemeine Amerikaner durch Erweiterungen und Ausbauten seines Privatbunkers schutzen kann. Mike lebt in einem Klima der standigen Angst davor, keinen Platz in einem Bunker zu finden, falls der Krieg losbricht. Vielleicht ja schon morgen?Philip K. Dick hat mit dieser Erzahlung aus dem Jahr 1955 eine beissende Satire auf zwei in den 1950er Jahren weit verbreiteten Trends geschaffen: Den ausufernden Konsum und die unterschwellige Angst vor einem nuklearen Winter.

Autofab

Autofab

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

In einem der ersten Texte uber sich selbst replizierende Maschinen aus dem Jahr 1955 dreht sich alles um das Verhaltnis zwischen den Uberlebenden eines zerstorerischen Weltkriegs und ihrer Maschinensklaven, den Autofabs. Diese sollen unter den lebensfeindlichen Bedingungen fur die Menschen Guter herstellen und haben dafur den Zugang zu den wichtigsten Ressourcen der Erde erhalten. Doch die Moglichkeit, die Autofabs zu kontrollieren ist den Menschen im Kriegsgewirr abhanden gekommen. Sie mussen jetzt versuchen, die Herrschaft uber die Produktion gegen den Widerstand der Autofabs wieder in ihre Hande zu bekommen.

Eine auerirdische Intelligenz

Eine auerirdische Intelligenz

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

The Alien-Mind ist die letzte Story, die Philip K. Dick 1981 schrieb, bevor er im Marz 1982 an einem Schlaganfall starb. Ein Raumfahrer transportiert Frachtguter von einem Ende der Galaxis in die andere. An Bord hat er einen Kater, der, wahrend er selbst in einer Schlafkammer die Reise uber schlaft, aus Versehen den Kurs des Schiffs andert. Verargert bricht der intergalaktische Trucker dem Tier das Genick. Doch die Bewohner seines Zielortes Meknos III haben ein Herz fur Tiere...

The Broken Bubble

The Broken Bubble

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2014

Four people's lives intertwine and collide in this early novel from one of the SF greats San Francisco in the 1950s, a turning point in American culture: the rise of rock and roll and the teenage lifestyle. Jim Briskin is a disc jockey on radio KOIF. He's still in love with his ex-wife, Pat - even though she's about to marry someone else at the station - and she's vacillating between them. But when he takes her to visit the desperate household of two of his teenage fans, she seduces the boy into abandoning his pregnant wife - who then claims Jim as her protector and support. And all around them the cultural upheaval of postwar American society is manifest, by teenage outcasts who have a remote-controlled Nazi automobile they use to bump into the rich kids' cars; by Thisbe Holt, the dancer who performs for conventioneers by stuffing herself inside a clear plastic bubble; by blaring used-car ads and the conflict between generations. Dick gives us a vision of redemption tempered with layered ironies and a lot of real humour.

Gather Yourselves Together

Gather Yourselves Together

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

As the Communists advance, a small group of Americans trapped in a Chinese factory must learn to work together in this early novel from Philip K. Dick Three American workers are left behind in China by their employer, biding their time in an abandoned factory as the communists approach. As they while away the days, both the young and naive Carl Fitter and the older, worldly Verne Tildon vie for the affections of Barbara Mahler, a woman who may not be as tough as she acts. But Carl's innocence and Verne's boorishness might drive Barbara away from both of them ... This early novel by Dick, unpublished in his lifetime, is a remarkable insight into his future works.

Lies, Inc.

Lies, Inc.

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla THE UNTELEPORTED MAN, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In LIES, INC., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognise his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into crammed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never come back. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a spaceship on the 18-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

The Ganymede Takeover

The Ganymede Takeover

Author: Philip K. Dick, Ray Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Earth has been invaded - but one human terrorist has discovered a weapon which might change the course of the war! Earth has been taken over by the Ganymedians, a race of telepathic worm-like aliens whose instinct for survival has overridden any human attempt to resist their rule. But there is one man who may have discovered a way to defeat them. Dr Balkani has created a machine which distorts reality, and therefore will allow a determined human to avoid the Ganymedians' telepathic oversight. But there is one problem - Balkani is a worm-kisser, a servant of the invaders, and may not allow his invention to be used against them ...

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Mandarin Edition)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans. Emigres to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.

Minority Report (Mandarin Edition)

Minority Report (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Police Commissioner John Anderton finds himself at the mercy of his own crime-prevention system when the prescient precogs he's hired to stop crime before it starts peg him as a soon-to-be murderer in Philip K. Dick's masterful short story The Minority Report. This slim volume is top-bound like an office account. The movie version of this story was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise.

Man in the High Castle (Mandarin Edition)

Man in the High Castle (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a warand is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

Ubik (Mandarin Edition)

Ubik (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare youll never be sure youve woken up from.

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (Mandarin Edition)

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said grapples with many of the themes Philip K. Dick is best known for identity, altered reality, drug use, and dystopiain a rollicking chase story that earned the novel the John W. Campbell Award and nominations for the Hugo and Nebula. 101110121975

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Earth doctor Henry Harris is tasked with the responsibility of examining the men who return from missions across the galaxy. Travelers returning from Asteroid Y-3 begin to exhibit strange psychosomatic symptoms -- specifically, they seem to believe that they are plants. When this anomaly becomes an epidemic, Dr. Harris travels to Asteroid Y-3, hoping to get to the bottom of things. Are the men suffering from some kind of mass delusion, or have they stumbled across a hidden truth?

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Earth doctor Henry Harris is tasked with the responsibility of examining the men who return from missions across the galaxy. Travelers returning from Asteroid Y-3 begin to exhibit strange psychosomatic symptoms -- specifically, they seem to believe that they are plants. When this anomaly becomes an epidemic, Dr. Harris travels to Asteroid Y-3, hoping to get to the bottom of things. Are the men suffering from some kind of mass delusion, or have they stumbled across a hidden truth?

Dr Bloodmoney

Dr Bloodmoney

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Seven years after the day of the bombs, Point Reyes was luckier than most places. Its people were reasonably normal - except for the girl with her twin brother growing inside her, and talking to her. Their barter economy was working. Their resident genius could fix almost anything that broke down. But they didn't know they were harbouring the one man who almost everyone left alive wanted killed...

Beyond The Door

Beyond The Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

When Larry Thomas purchases a cuckoo clock for his wife he finds that he is woefully unprepared for what awaits beyond the door of the clock. Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Tony And The Beetles

Tony And The Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

A commentary on racism, Tony and the Beetles takes place in a colony world where Terra has been oppressing the Beetles of Orion for decades. But when Terra suffers a major defeat at the hands of the Beetles, Tony, a small boy, is surprised to discover the Beetles he believed to be his friends arent so friendly after all.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

A man is brought into the future during the midst of an intergalactic war, when government computers can predict the outcome of the conflict. However, when this man from the past is factored into the computers calculations the results are unexplainable.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

In a distant future where humans are at war with an alien species called the Yuks, scientists have developed the ultimate weapona spacecraft controlled by a human brain.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Crystal Crypt

Crystal Crypt

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

In the distant future, when Earth and Mars are on the verge of war, the last Earthmen departing the red planet are held up by Martian soldiers searching for three saboteurs who destroyed an entire Martian cityan event that will quickly bring the precarious interplanetary conflict to a head. Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Skull

Skull

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

Conger is given a chance to be released from prison on the condition that he completes one jobhe must travel back in time and kill a man who, if allowed to live, will later change the world. Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Defenders

Defenders

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

After a devastating war between the United States and the Soviet Union mankind has taken refuge beneath Earths surface. But the war continues above ground, with robots called leadys fighting on our behalfor so the humans think. The Defenders was later expanded into a full-length novel entitled The Penultimate Truth, published in 1964.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Gun

Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

A group of space soldiers are sent to investigate what they believe to be an abandoned planet when they are shot down and forced to crash land on its surface. While repairing their ship, they discover the ruins of an ancient cityguarded by the mysterious gun that shot them down.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Hanging Stranger

Hanging Stranger

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

When Ed Loyce heads to work at his TV repair shop, he is startled to find the dead body of a complete stranger hanging from a lamp post outside. But when he calls attention to the morbid display, the strange reactions of his friends and neighbours bring him to a disturbing realization.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Piper In The Woods

Piper In The Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

Henry Harris, an army doctor, is startled when a solider returns from a mission on an asteroid claiming to be a plant. When several more men return from the same asteroid also claiming to be plants, Harris travels to the asteroid himself to investigate the strange phenomenon.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust to Dust Vol. 1

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust to Dust Vol. 1

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial -- androids--become apparent. The government decides they must become targets,hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a "e;special"e; human with the power to feel others' emotions, and Charlie Victor, who's the perfect man for the job... or is he? What secret does Victor hide? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the living animals. Don't miss this science fiction milestone that fleshes out Philip K. Dick's world and DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?'s mythology!

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust to Dust Vol. 2

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust to Dust Vol. 2

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

THE PREQUEL TO ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENCE-FICTION NOVELS EVER PUBLISHED! Volume 2 of John W. Campbell Award-nominee Chris Roberson's prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life -- androids - become apparent. The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a "e;special"e; human with the power to feel others' emotions, and Charlie Victor who's the perfect man for the job... or is he? What secret does Victor hide? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the living animals. Don't miss this science fiction milestone that fleshes out Philip K. Dick's world and DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?'s mythology.

Broken Bubble

Broken Bubble

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives theyre living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only in typical Dick fashion to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.

Deus Irae

Deus Irae

Author: Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

After World War III, the Servants of Wrath cult deified the mysterious Carlton Lufteufel, creator of the doomsday weapon that wiped out much of humanity. But to worship the man, they need an image of him as a god, and no one has ever seen him. So the high priests send a limbless master painter named Tibor McMasters into the wilderness on a mission to find Lufteufel and capture his likeness. Unfortunately for Tibor, the nation's remaining Christians do not want him to succeed and are willing to kill to ensure that the so-called Deus Irae remains hidden. This hallucinatory tale through a nuclear wasteland asks what price the artist must pay for art and tries to figure out just what makes a god.

The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2013

The highly prolific and influential science fiction author Philip K. Dick published 44 novels and more than 120 brief works during his lifetime. This anthology presents his finest short stories and novellas that originally appeared in pulp magazines of the early 1950s. Contents include "e;The Variable Man,"e; "e;Second Variety,"e; "e;Beyond the Door,"e; "e;The Defenders,"e; and more.

Three Early Novels The Man Who Japed, Dr. Futurity, Vulcan's Hammer

Three Early Novels The Man Who Japed, Dr. Futurity, Vulcan's Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2013

At the beginning of his career, Philip K. Dick, whose later work won him widespread acclaim as the world's greatest science fiction writer, wrote a number of short novels which were published as paperback originals back-to-back in dual volumes with works by writers who were then more famous. Considerably more straightforward than his later novels, these stories are nevertheless unmistakably the work of the author of DO ANDOIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and UBIK in their quirky exuberance and originality. THE MAN WHO JAPED: Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules - no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs - all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of messaging to the public. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the government's founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcell's closet. VULCAN'S HAMMER: After the 20th century's devastating series of wars, the world's governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don't like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all. DR. FUTURITY: When Dr Jim Parsons wakes up from a car accident, he finds himself in a future populated almost entirely by the young. But to keep the world run by the young, death is fetishized, and those who survive to old age are put down. In such a world, Parsons - with his innate desire to save lives - is a criminal and outcast. But for one revolutionary group, he may be just the saviour they need to heal and revive their cryogenically frozen leader. And when he and the group journey to 1500s California, what they find causes them to question what they know about history and the underpinnings of their society.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2013

Early victories by the USSR in a global nuclear war cause the United Nations government to retreat to the moon leaving behind troops and fierce autonomous robots called "e;Claws"e;, which reproduce and redesign themselves in unmanned subterranean factories. After six bloody years of conflict the Soviets call for an urgent conference and UN Major Joseph Hendricks sets out to meet them. Along the way he will discover what the Claws have been up to, and it isn't good...

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Published shortly after his high school graduation, "e;Beyond Lies the Wub"e; is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Eyes Have It

Eyes Have It

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2013

A smart play on common English idioms, The Eyes Have It tells of a narrator who discovers hidden references to an invading alien race between the covers of his paperback book.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the filmScreamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the filmTotal Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Clans of the Alphane Moon

Clans of the Alphane Moon

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based on their particular mental illnesses. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and others uniting to repel what they see as a foreign invasion. Meanwhile, back on Earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his wife, Mary, go through a bitter divorce, and Chuck loses everything. But when he is assigned to clandestinely control an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees an opportunity to get revenge.

Dr. Futurity

Dr. Futurity

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

When Dr. Jim Parsons awakens after a car accident, he finds himself in a future populated almost entirely by the young. But for the young to keep running the world, death is fetishized, and those who survive to old age are put down. In such a world, Parsons with his innate desire to save lives is a criminal and an outcast. For one revolutionary group, however, he may be just the savior they need to heal and revive their cryogenically frozen leader. When he and the group journey to sixteenth-century California, what they find causes them to question what they know about history and the underpinnings of their society. With the jarring immediacy of a car crash, Philip K. Dick throws both the listener and the protagonist of Dr. Futurity into a bizarre future where healing is a crime and youth rules.

Galactic Pot-Healer

Galactic Pot-Healer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Sometimes even gods need help. In Galactic Pot-Healer that god is an alien creature known as the Glimmung, which looks alternately like a flaming wheel, a teenage girl, and a swirling mass of ocean life. In order to raise a sunken city, he summons beings from across the galaxy to Plowmans Planet. Joe Fernwright is one of those summoned, needed for his skills at pot-healing repairing broken ceramics. But from the moment Joe arrives on Plowmans Planet, things start to go awry. Is the Glimmung good or evil? Are Joe and his friends helping to save Plowmans Planet or destroy it? Told as only Philip K. Dick can, Galactic Pot-Healer is a wildly funny tale of aliens, gods, and ceramics.

Maze of Death

Maze of Death

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment. The planet is vast and largely unexplored, populated mostly by gelatinous cube-shaped beings that give cryptic advice in the form of anagrams. Deities can be spoken to directly via a series of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, but they may not be happy about it. And the mysterious building in the distance draws all the colonists to it, but when they get there each sees a different motto on the front. The mystery of this structure and the secrets contained within drive this mind-bending novel.

Our Friends from Frolix 8

Our Friends from Frolix 8

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isnt wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the farthest reaches of space. And hes brought help: a giant, indestructible alien.

Anthology of Sci-Fi V2, the Pulp Writers - Philip K. Dick

Anthology of Sci-Fi V2, the Pulp Writers - Philip K. Dick

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2013

The Variable Man

The Variable Man

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2013

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2013

Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK (R)

Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK (R)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2013

The Philip K. Dick Megapack assembles no less than 15 classic science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included are:INTRODUCTION: PHILIP K. DICKEXHIBIT PIECEBEYOND LIES THE WUBTHE DEFENDERSTHE CRYSTAL CRYPTBEYOND THE DOORSECOND VARIETYTHE EYES HAVE ITTHE GUNTHE VARIABLE MANTONY AND THE BEETLESTHE HANGING STRANGERTHE SKULLPIPER IN THE WOODSMR. SPACESHIPSTRANGE EDENAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "e;Wildside Megapack"e; (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!

Beyond Lies The Wub

Beyond Lies The Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Eyes Have It

Eyes Have It

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

A smart play on common English idioms, The Eyes Have It tells of a narrator who discovers hidden references to an invading alien race between the covers of his paperback book.Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

In the aftermath of a devastating nuclear war between the United Nations and the Soviet Union, sophisticated robotsnicknamed clawsare created to destroy what remains of human life. Left to their own devices, however, the claws develop robots of their own. II-V, the second variety, remains unknown to the few humans left on Earth. Or does it?Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub, was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety (adapted into the film Screamers) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (adapted into the film Total Recall).HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

The Terran system is growing and expanding all the time. But an old and corrupt Centaurian Empire is holding Terra down, as it encircles the Terran system and will not let the humans grow out of their current empire. For this reason Terra is at war with Proxima Centauri and is trying to find a way of breaking free from the Centaurian's hold upon them.In the war that results, Terra is continually coming up with new weapons to try and break the Centaurian defenses, but Proxima Centauri is also continually updating its defenses. Eventually Terra comes up with a concept for a bomb, called Icarus, that Proxima can not defend against. The only problem being is that Icarus does not yet work. This is where Thomas Cole, known as The Variable Man, comes in. Cole is a man from the past, from the time just before the First World War. The Variable Man is the only person who can make Icarus work. Icarus works but not in the way that anyone may have ever expected.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

The Terran system is growing and expanding all the time. But an old and corrupt Centaurian Empire is holding Terra down, as it encircles the Terran system and will not let the humans grow out of their current empire. For this reason Terra is at war with Proxima Centauri and is trying to find a way of breaking free from the Centaurian's hold upon them.

Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

Far in the future, Earth's empire has grown to include dozens of different civilizations, many of which have been subjugated to serve humanity's growing need for cheap labor. In the short story "e;Tony and the Beetles,"e; a young boy hatches an unlikely friendship with some of the insect-like creatures that are treated as slaves -- and sets off a firestorm of unintended consequences in the process.

Hanging Stranger

Hanging Stranger

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

TV repairman Ed Loyce sets out for what he thinks will be a typical day at work -- and finds himself in a world in which everything has been turned topsy-turvy. The first indication that things are amiss occurs when Loyce spies a stomach-turning abomination in the town park -- and none of his fellow citizens seem to care. Find out what's gone wrong by reading this chilling short story from master of the weird Philip K. Dick.

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K Dick Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2012

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Jack Isidore doesnt see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charley, hes a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks. He is so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charley Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jacks but a great deal uglier. When they take Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he may not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dicks most accomplished novels, and the only non-science-fiction novel published in his lifetime.

Game-Players of Titan

Game-Players of Titan

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Years ago, Earth and Titan fought a war and Earth lost. The planet was irradiated and most of the surviving population is sterile. The few survivors play an intricate and unending game called Bluff at the behest of the sluglike aliens who rule the planet. At stake in the game are two very important commodities: land and spouses. Pete Garden just lost his wife and Berkeley, California, but he has a plan to win them back. That is, if he isnt derailed by aliens, psychic traitors, or his new wife. The Game-Players of Titan is both satire and adventure, examining the ties that bind people together and the maddening peccadilloes of bureaucracy, whether the bureaucrats are humans or aliens.

Time Out of Joint

Time Out of Joint

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Ragle Gumm has a unique job: every day he wins a newspaper contest. And when he isnt consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his life in a small town in 1959. At least, thats what he thinks. But then strange things start happening. He finds a phone book where all the numbers have been disconnected, and a magazine article about a famous starlet named Marilyn Monroe, whom hes never heard of. Plus, everyday objects are beginning to disappear and are replaced by strips of paper with words written on them, like bowl of flowers and soft-drink stand. When Ragle skips town to try to find the cause of these bizarre occurrences, his discovery could make him question everything he has ever known.

Vulcan's Hammer

Vulcan's Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

After the twentieth centurys devastating series of wars, the worlds governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace isthe Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people dont like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has itsown plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Jason Taverner has a glittering TV career, millions of fans, great wealth and something close to eternal youth. He is one of a handful of brilliant, beautiful people, the product of top-secret government experiments forty years earlier. But suddenly, all records of him vanish. He becomes a man with no identity, in a police state where everyone us closely monitored. Can he ever be rich and famous again? Or was that life just an illusion?

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late twenty-first century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. But when industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D. But could the permanent state of drugged illusion it induces be part of something much more sinister?

Simulacra

Simulacra

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2012

On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including a fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, a First Lady who calls all the shots, and the worlds last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien. In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.

Crack in Space

Crack in Space

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2012

When a repairman accidentally discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether as a way to ease Earths overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or are they just as corrupt and ill-intentioned as the people of this world?

Solar Lottery

Solar Lottery

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win.

We Can Build You

We Can Build You

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

In this lyrical and moving novel, Philip K. Dick intertwines the story of a toxic love affair with one about sentient robots, and unflinchingly views it all through the prism of mental illness which spares neither human nor robot. The end result is one of Dicks most quietly powerful works. When Louis Rosens electronic-organ company builds a pitch-perfect robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln, the firm is pulled into the orbit of a shady businessman, who is looking to use Lincoln for his own profit. Meanwhile, Rosen seeks Lincolns advice as he woos a woman incapable of understanding human emotions someone who may be even more robotic than Lincolns replica.

World Jones Made

World Jones Made

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortuneteller at a postapocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may be able to free society from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hit man on his tail.

Total Recall

Total Recall

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2012

Philip K. Dicks classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe theyve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth.

Gather Yourselves Together

Gather Yourselves Together

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2012

Gather Yourselves Together is one of Philip K. Dicks earliest novels, written when he was just twenty-four years old. It tells the story of three American workers left behind in China by their employer, biding their time as the Communists advance. As they while away the days, both the young and nave Carl Fitter and the older and worldly Verne Tildon vie for the affections of Barbara Mahler, a woman who may not be as tough-as-nails as she acts. But Carls innocence and Vernes boorishness could end up driving Barbara away from both.

Total Recall

Total Recall

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

The inspiration for the film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Len Wiseman. This ebook-only edition of Philip K. Dick's classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but cant afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they've been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quails brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. Originally published as We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.

Counter-Clock World

Counter-Clock World

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

In Counter-Clock World, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with "e;goodbye,"e; blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first but their motives are not exactly benevolent, because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave. What would you do if your long-dead relatives started coming back? Who would take care of them? And what if they preferred being dead? In Counter-Clock World, one of Dicks most theological and philosophical novels, these troubling questions are addressed; though, as always, you may have to figure out the answers yourself.

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy. Philip K. Dick was aggressively individualistic, and no worldview is safe from his acerbic and hilarious takedowns. Eye in the Sky blends the thrills and the jokes to craft a startling morality lesson hidden inside a comedy.

Man Who Japed

Man Who Japed

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of public messages. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the governments founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcells closet. In this buttoned-up society, maybe all a revolution needs is one really great prank . . .

Zap Gun

Zap Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

In this biting satire, the Cold War may have ended, but the eastern and western governments never told their citizens. Instead they created an elaborate ruse wherein each side comes up with increasingly outlandish doomsday weapons weapons that dont work. But when aliens invade, the top designers of both sides have to come together to make a real doomsday device if they dont kill each other first. With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complex in a way thats as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A brilliant sci-fi novel from one of the last century's most influential pop culture figures Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Valis

Valis

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

It began with a blinding light, a divine revelation from a mysterious intelligence that called itself VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System). And with that, the fabric of reality was torn apart and laid bare so that anything seemed possible, but nothing seemed quite right. It was madness, pure and simple. But what if it were true?

Piper in the Woods

Piper in the Woods

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Under extreme duress, the human mind can come up with an array of impossibly complex coping mechanisms. Is that what's behind the strange epidemic that army physician Henry Harris has noticed overtaking soldiers who have returned from the distant celestial body known as Asteroid Y-3? Harris makes a trip to the asteroid to figure things out -- and seems to fall prey to the 'delusion' himself. Fans of Philip K. Dick's unique brand of suspenseful science fiction will love this twisted tale.

Eyes Have It

Eyes Have It

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Nobody blends satire and science fiction like renowned luminary of the genre Philip K. Dick. This short but utterly memorable tale tells the story of a man who is utterly convinced that the world is being overrun by aliens. Is he correct, or wildly off-base? Read "e;The Eyes Have It"e; to find out.

Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Philip K. Dick stories always bring a touch of the unexpected to the age-old sci-fi formula. In "e;Beyond the Door,"e; Dick spins the tale of a thoughtful gift that holds unspeakable secrets. Though protagonist Larry Thomas had only the best intentions when he picked out the tchotchke for his wife, it's a decision he'll always regret.

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2012

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.

Penultimate Truth

Penultimate Truth

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2012

In the future, most of humanity lives in massive underground bunkers, producing weapons for the nuclear war theyve fled. Constantly bombarded by patriotic propaganda, the citizens of these industrial anthills believe they are waiting for the day when the war will be over and they can return above ground. But when Nick St. James, president of one anthill, makes an unauthorized trip to the surface, what he finds is more shocking than anything he could imagine.

VALIS Trilogy

VALIS Trilogy

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy.VALISWhat is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dicks groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.The Divine InvasionGod is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. As the middlie novel of Dick's VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know -- even God himself.The Transmigration of Timothy ArcherThe final book in the VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the authors search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son.

Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2011

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 is the definitive presentation of Dicks brilliant, and epic, 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, in a freewheeling voice that ranges through personal confession, esoteric scholarship, dream accounts, and fictional fugues, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit.This volume, the culmination of many years of transcription and archival research, has been annotated by the editors and by a unique group of writers and scholars chosen to offer a range of views into one of the most improbable and mind-altering manuscripts ever brought to light.

Divine Invasion

Divine Invasion

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2011

God is not dead: he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and persuades him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle novel of Dicks VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know even God himself.

Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2011

The final book in Philip K. Dicks VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the authors search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicides of his mistress and son. This introspective book is one of Dicks most philosophical and literary, delving into the mysteries of religion and of faith itself. As one of Dicks final works, it also provides unique insight into the mind of a genius, whose work was still in the process of maturing at the time of his death.

Now Wait for Last Year

Now Wait for Last Year

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2011

Earth is trapped in the crossfire of an unwinnable war between two alien civilizations. Its leader is perpetually on the verge of death. And on top of that, a new drug has just entered circulation a drug that haphazardly sends its users traveling through time. In an attempt to escape his doomed marriage, Dr. Eric Sweetscent becomes caught up in all of it. But he has questions: Is Earth on the right side of the war? Is he supposed to heal Earths leader or keep him sick? And can he change the harrowing future that the drug has shown him?

Lies, Inc.

Lies, Inc.

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2011

When catastrophic overpopulation threatens Earth, one company offers to teleport citizens to Whales Mouth, an allegedly pristine new home for happy and industrious migrs. But there is one problem: the teleportation machine works in only one direction. When Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that some of the footage of happy settlers may have been faked, he sets out on an eighteen-year journey to see if anyone wants to come back. Lies, Inc. is one of Philip K. Dicks final novels, which he expanded from his novella The Unteleported Man shortly before his death. In its examination of totalitarianism, reality, and hallucination, it encompasses everything that Dicks fans love about his oeuvre.

Gun

Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2011

Take an intergalactic trip with renowned science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In "e;The Gun,"e; the crew of a spaceship are sent out to recover a remarkable weapon that seems to be capable of causing nearly inconceivable levels of damage. How will they protect humanity from the deadly device?

Crystal Crypt

Crystal Crypt

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Immerse yourself in this gripping tale of interplanetary war from the mind of science fiction master Philip K. Dick. Set in the far-off future, this tale plays with several of the themes that show up time and time again in Dick's fiction -- mistaken identity, sabotage, and people who may not be who they appear to be.

Variable Man

Variable Man

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Time travel, interplanetary war, technology races between enemy nations -- this early novella from science fiction mastermind Philip K. Dick has something for every fan of the genre. In the story, an increasingly heated conflict between two outer-space civilizations is impacted by an unlikely figure -- the time-traveling 'variable man' of the tale's title.

Second Variety

Second Variety

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Influential American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick was fascinated by the idea of nuclear warfare and the dire aftermath of such an event. This scenario preoccupied Dick throughout much of his career and served as the backdrop to many of his stories and novels. In the short story "e;Second Variety,"e; the human population has been decimated by nuclear war, and small tribes of survivors are forced to battle a species of lethal robot soldiers.

Mr. Spaceship

Mr. Spaceship

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Imagine an advanced spacecraft powered by the human brain. That's the remarkable technology at the heart of this fascinating short story by science fiction mastermind Philip K. Dick. A professor nearing the end of his natural lifespan donates his brain to the cutting-edge research effort -- but will he ultimately follow along with the plan?

Defenders

Defenders

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Prolific science fiction writer Philip K. Dick penned hundreds of short stories, novels, and other pieces over the course of his career. "e;The Defenders"e; is a short but spellbinding tale that imagines a dystopian version of America in which the Cold War dispute with the Soviet Union has been fought to a devastating conclusion.

Skull

Skull

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Travel backward and forward in time -- literally -- in this thought-provoking tale from science fiction master Philip K. Dick. A prisoner is given the opportunity to regain his freedom if he accepts a dangerous mission that could change the course of history. He accepts -- but has no idea how profound the consequences of his decision will be.

Cantata-140

Cantata-140

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2011

It's the year 2080, and Earth's seemingly insurmountable overpopulation problem has been temporarily alleviated by placing millions of people in voluntary deep freeze. But in election year, the pressure is on to find a solution which will enable them to resume their lives. For Jim Briskin, Presidential candidate, it seems an insoluble problem - until a flaw in the new instantaneous travel system opens up the possibility of finding whole new worlds to colonise.

Adjustment Bureau

Adjustment Bureau

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2011

The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. Dick's classic paranoid story, "e;The Adjustment Team."e; This is the short story, "e;The Adjustment Team,"e; which asks the questionDo we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us?Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have. He arrives at a terrifying, grey, ash world. Ed rushes home and tells his wife, Ruth, who goes back to the office with him. When they return, everything is normal. But he soon realizes people and objects have subtly changed. Panic-stricken, he runs to a public phone to warn the police, only to have the phone booth ascend heavenward with Fletcher inside.

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2011

Episcopal bishop Timothy Archer is haunted by the suicides of his son and mistress, and must cope with the implications of the discovery of a religious artefact. These events drive him into a quest for the identity of Christ. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer is Philip K. Dick's last completed novel and a learned, moving investigation of the paradoxes of belief.

Eye In The Sky

Eye In The Sky

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2010

Dreams, nightmares and realities: a classic by the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? What begins as an ordinary laboratory visit turns into a bizarre and apocalyptic experience when a particle-light beam slices across the visitors' paths, plunging them into different worlds constructed from their innermost dreams and fears. As emergency works scramble to free them from the wreckage, their minds begin an incredible journey through one fantastic shared world after another.

The World Jones Made

The World Jones Made

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2010

A prophetic and unsettling chronicle detailing the rise and fall of a post-nuclear messiah, by the author of BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT Floyd Jones is sullen, ungainly and quite possibly mad, but he really can see exactly one year into the future. And this talent means that in a very short time he rises from being a disgruntled carnival fortune-teller to convulse an entire planet. For Jones becomes a demagogue, whipping up the ideal-starved population into a frenzy against the threat of the 'drifters', enormous single-cell protoplasms that may be landing on Earth soon. But, in a world of engineered mutants, hermaphrodite sex performers in drug-fuelled nightclubs, Jones is a tragic messiah. His limited precognition renders him helpless because he cannot bring himself to fight against what he knows will happen ...

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2010

World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit - and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted ...

Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2009

Philip K. Dick's impassioned final novel is a wild and visionary alternate history of the United States. It is 1969, and a paranoid president has convulsed America in a vicious war against imaginary internal enemies. As the country slides into fascism, a struggling science fiction writer named Philip K. Dick is trying to keep from becoming one of that war's casualties. Meanwhile, Dick's best friend, a record executive named Nicholas Brady, is receiving transmissions from a God-like extraterrestrial intelligence, which he dubs Valis, who apparently wants him to overthrow the president. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science-fiction writer.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

Beyond Lies the Wub was the first story ever published by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In this short story Peterson buys a "e;wub"e; from a local before his departure from Mars and takes it back aboard the ship on which he is a crew member. But the captain Franco cites his concerns about the extra weight of having this huge pig-like creature on-board, although he really seems more interested in how it might taste. Once in space however, the crew realize that the wub is an intelligent being, able to use telepathy and perhaps even control people's minds.

Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

Beyond Lies the Wub was the first story ever published by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In this short story Peterson buys a "e;wub"e; from a local before his departure from Mars and takes it back aboard the ship on which he is a crew member. But the captain Franco cites his concerns about the extra weight of having this huge pig-like creature on-board, although he really seems more interested in how it might taste. Once in space however, the crew realize that the wub is an intelligent being, able to use telepathy and perhaps even control people's minds.

Five Great Novels

Five Great Novels

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2008

Five of Philip K. Dick's best novels in one fantastic value volume: the best of SF's visionary master This volume contains DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? (filmed as BLADERUNNER), MARTIAN TIME SLIP, UBIK, THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH and A SCANNER DARKLY. Taken together they represent the best of Philip K. Dick's unique imagination. In Dick's writing nothing is what it seems, our sense of the world's order is fatally undermined and mass media tells us nothing but artful lies. Films such as THE MATRIX and THE TRUMAN SHOW would not have been made but for Philip K. Dick. His work has never been more timely.

Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2008

Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. Can-D "e;translates"e; those who take it into the bodies of Barbie-like dolls and opens up an idyllic world. Now there's competition from the mysterious Palmer Eldritch: a substance called Chew-Z, marketed under the slogan "e;God promises eternal life. We can deliver it."e; The question is: What kind of eternity? And who-or what-is the deliverer? This more addictive experience might bring users closer to God, but in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value. In this wildly disorienting fun house of a novel, populated by God-like-or perhaps satanic-take-over artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make this novel moving as well as genuinely visionary.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Author: Philip K. Dick, Andy Hopkins, Joc Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2007

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth. Like Rick Deckard - android killer for the police and owner of an electric sheep. This week he has to find, identify, and kill six escaped androids. They're machines, but they look and sound and think like humans - clever, dangerous humans. The film Blade Runner was based on this famous novel. CEFR B2 Word count 31,300

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

The classic sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,which inspired two major motion pictures:Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and ';retire' them. But when cornered, androids fight backwith lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick ';[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparklingand terrifyingpossibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.'Rolling Stone ';A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.'The New York Times

Our Friends From Frolix 8

Our Friends From Frolix 8

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2006

For all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity's most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In OUR FRIENDS FROM FROLIX 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole. Nick Appleton is a menial labourer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution's leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a 90-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order.

Scanner Darkly

Scanner Darkly

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

The Zap Gun

The Zap Gun

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2006

Scaldingly sarcastic yet enduringly empathetic, THE ZAP GUN is Dick's remarkable novel depicting the insanity of the arms race. Lars Powderdry and Lilo Topchev are counterpart weapons fashion designers for a world divided into two factions - Wes-bloc and Peep-East. Since the Plowshare Protocols of 2002, their job has been to invent elaborate weapons that only seem massively lethal. But when alien satellites hostile to both sides appear in the sky, the two are brought together in the dire hope that they can create a weapon to save the world, a task made all the more difficult by Lars falling in love with Lilo, even as he knows she's trying to kill him.

The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1980-82

The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1980-82

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2006

In this sixth entry in the series of Dick's letters, the great sci-fi author continues his metaphysical and religious quest initiated by the Valis visions of 1974. In these letters to friends, fans, agents, and other sci-fi writers, Dick speculates on the visionary and archetypal material that intruded into his novels in the latter part of his life, which marked a turning point in his literary career. These intensely personal letters express Dick's deepest thoughts on science fiction, human nature, philosophy, and more.

The Cosmic Puppets

The Cosmic Puppets

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2006

A typically unsettling tale of different realities from a master of the genre Yielding to a compulsion he can't explain, Ted Barton interrupts his vacation in order to visit the town of his birth, Millgate, Virginia. But upon entering the sleepy, isolated little hamlet, Ted is distraught to find that the place bears no resemblance to the one he left behind - and never did. He also discovers that in this Millgate Ted Barton died of scarlet fever when he was nine years old. Perhaps even more troubling is the fact that it is literally impossible to escape. Unable to leave, Ted struggles to find the reason for such disturbing incongruities, but before long, he finds himself in the midst of a struggle between good and evil that stretches far beyond the confines of the valley. Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Galactic Pot-Healer

Galactic Pot-Healer

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2005

Joe Fernwright works as a pot-healer, a repairer of ceramics, in a dull future where there isn't much call for his skills. He's broke and bored when the offer from the Glimmung comes along. It might just be the answer to both his financial and spiritual problems, even if it does mean working on a strange project on Plowman's Planet with other assorted odd creatures. The only thing is that the Glimmung may just be divine and ask for more than Joe's commitment to the job ...

A Maze of Death

A Maze of Death

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2005

Fourteen people arrive on the strange planet of Delmark-O; they have nothing in common other than a desire to make a fresh start. And they have no idea why they are there and no way of escaping. And then the first murder takes place ...

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2005

Jack Isidore is a 'crap artist', a collector of crackpot ideas and worthless objects. His beliefs make him a man apparently unsuited for real life and so his sister, an edgy and aggressive woman, and his brother-in-law, a crass and foul-mouthed businessman, feel compelled to rescue him from it. But, observed through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Fay and Charley Hume are seen to be just as obsessed as Jack. Their obsessions may be a little more acceptable than Jack's but they are uglier. And, in the end and thanks to Jack's intervention, theirs lead to tragedy ...

In Milton Lumky Territory

In Milton Lumky Territory

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2005

Bruce Stevens is a young buyer for a big discount house when he meets the recently divorced Susan Faine. She suggests that he might like to manage her ailing typewriter store and he leaps at the suggestion. Then he realizes that Susan was his teacher when he was in fifth grade. In spite of that, they are married within days. And then the odd compulsions and instabilities start to interfere with their plans. Milton Lumky, the paper salesman in whose area they live, is uneasy about their future ...

Mary and the Giant

Mary and the Giant

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2005

Mary Anne Reynolds is a young and vulnerable woman, determined to make her own way in the world. But Pacific Park, California, in the 1950s is not really the place for Mary. Her relationship with a black singer offends against the small town's views on sexual mores and exposes its bigoted views on race. This is a powerful portrayal of the claustrophobia of small-town California, and Mary Anne Reynolds is one of the most memorable characters Dick ever created.

The Penultimate Truth

The Penultimate Truth

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2005

A masterly tale of political deception from the most significant writer of SF in the 20th century World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector. Now someone has gone to the surface and found no destruction, no war. The authorities have been telling a massive lie. Now the search begins to find out why.

The Simulacra

The Simulacra

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2004

A prescient tale of political satire set in a near future America by a master of the genre A few years from now the President of the USA will be an android and his entire government a fraud. Everyone in the country is maladjusted. Doesn't seem possible, does it? Welcome to the world of Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist. Philip K. Dick tells a story of desperate love, lethal body odour and an attempted fascistic takeover of the USA and shows that there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.

Minority Report and Other Stories

Minority Report and Other Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2003

Viewed by many as the greatest science fiction writer on any planet, Philip K. Dick has written some of the most intriguing, original and thought-provoking fiction of our time. This collection includes stories that will make you lough, cringe...and stop and think.The Minority Report: a special unit that employs those with the power of precognition to prevent crimes proves itself less than reliable...We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: an everyguy's yearning for more exciting "e;memories"e; places him in a danger he never could have imagined (basis of the feature film Total Recall)...Paycheck: a mechanic who has no memory of the previous two years of his life finds that a bag of seemingly worthless and unrelated objects can actually unlock the secret of his recent past -- and insure that he has a future...Second Variety: the UN's technological advances to win a global war veer out of control, threatening to destroy all of humankind (basis of the movie Screamers)...The Eyes Have It: a whimsical, laugh-out-loud play on the words of the title.

Time Out Of Joint

Time Out Of Joint

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2003

Ragle Gumm is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, except that he makes his living by entering a newspaper contest every day - and winning, every day. But he gradually begins to suspect that his life - indeed his whole world - is an illusion, constructed around him for the express purpose of keeping him docile and happy. But if that is the case, what is his real world like, and what is he actually doing every day when he thinks he is guessing 'Where Will The Little Green Man Be Next?'

Solar Lottery

Solar Lottery

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2003

The operating principle was random selection: positions of public power were decided by a sophisticated lottery. Everyone had a chance, everyone could live in hope that they would be chosen to be the boss, the Quizmaster. But with the power came the game - the assassination game - which everyone could watch on TV. Would the new man be good enough to avoid his chosen killer? Which made for fascinating and exciting viewing, compelling enough to distract the public's attention while the Big Five industrial complexes run the world, the solar system and the people, unnoticed and completely unopposed. Then, in 2203, with the choice of a member of a maverick cult as Quizmaster, the system developed a little hitch...

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2003

In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

Minority Report Volume Four Of The Collected Stories

Minority Report Volume Four Of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2002

Imagine a future where crimes can be detected before they are committed, and criminals are convicted and sentenced for crimes before committing them. This is the scenario of Philip K. Dick's classic story, now filmed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise. In addition to MINORITY REPORT this exclusive collection includes nine other outstanding short stories by the twentieth century's outstanding SF master, three of which have been made into feature films.

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2001

Another classic novel from the world's greatest writer of science fiction Jason Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people ... and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the data banks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick, Eric Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2001

A dazzling speculative novel of 'counterfactual history' from one of America's most highly-regarded science fiction authors, Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle includes an introduction by Eric Brown in Penguin Modern Classics. Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world's new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality - an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated - giving hope to the disenchanted. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others? Philip Kindred Dick (1928-82) was born in Chicago in 1928. His career as a science fiction writer comprised an early burst of short stories followed by a stream of novels, typically character studies incorporating androids, drugs, and hallucinations. His best works are generally agreed to be The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the inspiration for the movie Blade Runner. If you enjoyed The Man in the High Castle, you might like Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The most brilliant science fiction mind on any planet' Rolling Stone 'Dick's finest book, and one of the very best science fiction novels ever published' Eric Brown

Valis

Valis

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2001

It began with a blinding light, a divine revelation from a mysterious intelligence that called itself VALIS. And with that, the fabric of reality was ripped open and laid bare so that anything seemed possible, but nothing seemed quite right. Part science fiction, part theological detective story in which God plays both the missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime, VALIS is both disorienting and eerily funny, and a joy to read.

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Volume Five Of The Collected Stories

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Volume Five Of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2000

The fifth and final part of the complete collected stories shows Philip K. Dick at the very height of his outstanding powers. The twenty-five tales were written between 1963 and 1981, just a few months before he died, and include two stories which have been turned into box office smashes: the title story, filmed as Total Recall, and The Little Black Box , which grew into his masterpiece Blade Runner.

Ubik

Ubik

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2000

Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. If it hasn't already.

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/1999

A brilliant sci-fi novel from one of the last century's most influential pop culture figures Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Second Variety Volume Two Of The Collected Stories

Second Variety Volume Two Of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/1999

The stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as Second Variety, which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or Imposter where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

The Father-Thing Volume Three Of The Collected Stories

The Father-Thing Volume Three Of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/1999

THE FATHER THING contains the stories written in 1956, just before the publication of Dick's first novel, SOLAR LOTTERY. The stories are a mix of the previously uncollected and some of his most famous pieces such as Foster, You're Dead a powerful extrapolation of nuclear war hysteria, and The Golden Man, a very different story about a super-evolved mutant human.

Beyond Lies The Wub Volume One Of The Collected Stories

Beyond Lies The Wub Volume One Of The Collected Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/1999

A matchless display of Philip K. Dick's quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view. With one exception, all the stories of this volume were written over a nine-month period between 1951 and 1952, when Dick was making his first impact as a writer.

Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/1999

Mars is a desolate world. Largely forgotten by Earth, the planet remains helpless in the stranglehold of Arnie Kott, who as boss of the plumber's union has a monopoly over the vital water supply. Arnie Kott is obsessed by the past; the native Bleekmen, poverty-stricken wanderers, can see into the future; while to Manfred, an autistic boy, time apparently stops. When one of the colonists, Norbert Steiner, commits suicide, the repercussions are startling and bizarre.

We Can Build You

We Can Build You

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/1997

Philip K Dick's visionary forerunner to the novel `Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up... Making an animatronic replica of Abraham Lincoln has never been easier. Finding someone to buy it is the hard part. Louis Rosen's firm, the Frauenzimmer Piano Company, builds electronic organs and upright pianos. Deciding to expand the business the firm get ambitious, building exact reconstructions of famous personalities. Sam K. Barrows, a lunar real estate tycoon wants to repopulate the moon with their creations, and he's the only one rich enough to buy them. As the Lincoln model develops a fault and Rosen begins to fall for the daughter of his business partner, things go from bad to worse and his mental health rapidly begins to deteriorate. `We Can Build You' bears striking similarities in Dick's later novel `Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' which was later transformed into Ridley Scott's extraordinary science fiction film classic `Bladerunner'.

The Divine Invasion

The Divine Invasion

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/1996

Exiled for 2,000 years God must retake the Earth from the clutches of his nemesis using a man caught between life and death as His vessel. God is in exile. The only man who can help is clinically dead. Herb Asher, an audio engineer by trade, is in suspended animation following a car accident that appears to have taken his life. As he floats in cryonic suspension he awaits his new spleen and dreams back through the last six years of his life which reveal much of his bizarre journey and the battle with Belial, the force of evil that will stop at nothing to achieve its goal.

Now Wait for Last Year

Now Wait for Last Year

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/1995

Contacted by starmen of similar racial stock who have a greatly advanced, galactic society, a united Earth becomes their ally in a lengthy war with the Reegs, blue, six-limbed aliens with no vocal chords. This is the story of how Earth chose the wrong ally.

Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

Author: Philip K. Dick Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/1990