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Vintage PKDby Philip K. Dick
Synopses & Reviews
A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick wrote about reality, entropy, deception, and the plight of being alive in the modern world. Through his remarkable career Dick has established himself as a writer of the first order and his dreams of the future have proven to be eerily prophetic and even more prescient than when he wrote them.
Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, and stories including “The Days of Perky Pat,” “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,” along with essays and letters currently unavailable in book form.
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.
A visionary collection of literary works by the legendary science fiction writer includes excerpts from such novels as Valis, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle, Ubik, and Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, as well as the stories "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon" and "The Days of Perky Pat," and previously unpublished material. Original.
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952 he began writing professionally, going on to write thirty-six novels, including Martian Time-Slip, A Scanner Darkly, and Ubik, and five short-story collections. He won the 1963 Hugo Award for best novel for The Man in the High Castle and the 1975 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died in 1982.
Table of Contents
Selection from The man in the high castle — The days of Perky Pat — Selection from The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch — Selection from Ubik — A little something for us tempunauts — Selection from A scanner darkly — The lucky dog pet store — I hope I shall arrive soon — The zebra papers — Selection from Valis.
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