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The Minority Report: And Other Classic Storiesby Philip K. Dick
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Many thousands of readers worldwide consider Philip K. Dick to have been the greatest science fiction writer on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's work has continued to mount and his reputation has been enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.
This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including several previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1954-1964, and featuring such fascinating works as Minority Report (the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's film), Service Call, Stand By, The Days of Perky Pat, and many others. Here, readers will find Dick's initial explorations of the themes he so brilliantly brought to life in his later work.
Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle and in the last year of his life, the now-classic film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep? The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick offers an intriguing glimpse into the early imagination of one of science fiction's most enduring and respected names. This volume features the title story plus 17 others.
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. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. Publishers Weekly
"The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring." The Washington Post
"A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection." Kirkus Reviews
"More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds." Wall Street Journal
"Philip K. Dick is awe-inspiring." Washington Post
The popular sci fi author's classic short story, "The Minority Report"--now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise and produced by Dreamworks--takes place in a future world where scientists predict criminal behavior before it happens. This volume features the title story plus 17 others.
Table of Contents
The Mold Of Yancy
The Minority Report
The Unreconstructed M
If There Were No Benny Cemoli
What The Dead Men Say
Orpheus With Clay Feet
The Days Of Perky Pat
What'll We Do With Ragland Park?
Oh, To Be A Blobel
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