• Fiction

The Philip K. Dick Reader


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806518565
Category: Fiction
Page: 422
View: 3353
Gathers twenty-four science fiction stories, including "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," "Second Variety," "The Golden Man," and "The Last of the Masters"

    • Fiction

Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 1128
View: 2943
A second collection of signature works offers insight into the author's range within the science-fiction genre, in a volume that includes the titles Martian Time-Slip, Dr. Bloodmoney, Now Wait for Last Year, A Scanner Darkly, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. 25,000 first printing.

    • Fiction

Four novels of the 1960s


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 830
View: 4037
This Library of America volume brings together four of Dick's most original novels. The Man in the High Castle (1962), which won the Hugo Award, describes an alternate world in which Japan and Germany have won World War II and America is divided into sepa

    • Science fiction, American

Five Great Novels


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9780575084636
Category: Science fiction, American
Page: 848
View: 1335
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick


Author: Philip K. Dick,Pamela Jackson,Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547549253
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 944
View: 3888
Based on thousands of personal notes, letters and other written sources, a definitive presentation of the late science-fiction and metaphysical author's unpublished masterwork offers insight into his life-long exploration of the nature of reality and perception and the relationship between humanity and the divine.

    • Literary Criticism

Philip K. Dick

Contemporary Critical Interpretations
Author: Samuel J. Umland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313292958
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
View: 1750
Contains eleven essays and a bibliography, re-examining Dick's entire oeuvre as prefiguring by decades the philosophical skepticism of postmodernism, and constituting a coherent cultural critique of post-World War II America.

    • FICTION

Ubik


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572298
Category: FICTION
Page: 227
View: 5657
A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.

    • Fiction

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572557
Category: Fiction
Page: 233
View: 8498
Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

    • Biography & Autobiography

A Life of Philip K. Dick

The Man Who Remembered the Future
Author: Anthony Peake
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1782129146
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 1174
Philip K. Dick was a writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia and transcendental experiences of all kinds. More than 10 major Hollywood movies are based on his work including Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau. Born in 1929 just before the Great Crash, Dick's twin sister died when she was a month old and his parents were divorced by the time he was three. In his teens, he began to show the first signs of mental instability, but by then he was already producing fiction writing of a visionary nature.

    • Philosophy

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

Subversive Reports from Another Reality
Author: Bruce Krajewski,Joshua Heter
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812699688
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 4262
The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.

    • Fiction

The Simulacra


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572506
Category: Fiction
Page: 230
View: 3584
A disparate group of characters are brought together on a ravaged Earth and must contend with an underclass that's starting to ask too many questions.

    • Fiction

The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick

Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679747877
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
View: 9912
Collects articles on science fiction and related topics, chapters from an unfinished novel, excerpts from journals, and other writings

    • Fiction

Time Out of Joint


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 221
View: 9223

    • Fiction

All about H. Hatterr


Author: G. V. Desani
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590172421
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
View: 8419
Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in Calcutta. His story is of his search for enlightenment as, in the course of visiting seven Oriental cities, he consults with seven sages, each of whom specializes in a different aspect of “Living.” Each teacher delivers himself of a great “Generality,” each great Generality launches a new great “Adventure,” from each of which Hatter escapes not so much greatly edified as by the skin of his teeth. The book is a comic extravaganza, but as Anthony Burgess writes in his introduction, “it is the language that makes the book. . . . It is not pure English; it is like Shakespeare, Joyce, and Kipling, gloriously impure.”

    • Fiction

Philip K. Dick Anthology


Author: Philip K. Dick,Miles J. Bennel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781500104351
Category: Fiction
Page: 202
View: 2618
A collection of short stories authored by Philip K. dick

    • Fiction

Amongst Women


Author: John McGahern
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571250181
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 9789
Moran is an old Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerilla leader in the War of Independence. Now, in old age, living out in the country, Moran is still fighting - with his family, his friends, even himself - in a poignant struggle to come to terms with the past. 'A masterpiece.' John Banville 'John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.' Colm Tóibín 'It is compact but not dense, spare yet rich, and brimming with tension.' Observer 'An overwhelming experience.' The Times 'McGahern brings us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth - the sense of transparency that permits us to see imaginary lives more clearly than we see our own.' John Updike 'One of the greatest writers of our era.' Hilary Mantel, New Statesman

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust to Dust


Author: Chris Roberson
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
ISBN: 9781608866182
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
View: 3477
Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? A GLOBAL SCIENCE FICTION PUBLISHING EVENT! John W. Campbell Award-nominee Chris Roberson writes the prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published! 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 "special" 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.

    • Fiction

Vintage PKD


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307430049
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 5222
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

The Best of Connie Willis

Award-Winning Stories
Author: Connie Willis
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345540654
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 4472
Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters. From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fair—here are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today. All ten of the stories gathered here are Hugo or Nebula award winners—some even have the distinction of winning both. With a new Introduction by the author and personal afterwords to each story—plus a special look at three of Willis’s unique public speeches—this is unquestionably the collection of the season, a book that every Connie Willis fan will treasure, and, to those unfamiliar with her work, the perfect introduction to one of the most accomplished and best-loved writers of our time. Praise for The Best of Connie Willis “Filled with warmth and sadness, great drama, witty dialogue, characters you will care about and moments that you will remember for a long time.”—SFF World “If anyone can be named ‘best science fiction writer of the age,’ it’s Connie Willis, and these stories are the best of her best. Truly.”—Analog “Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis’s talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama.”—Kirkus Reviews “Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “The Best of Connie Willis? Isn’t that like sorting through diamonds?”—Lytherus From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Counter-Clock World


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572190
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
View: 7675
In a world where time has begun moving backward, powerful prophet Anarch Peak is among those who have risen from the dead, but that may not last long, as a number of groups seek to send him back to the grave.