With a Preface via the writer and an advent by way of Roger Zelazny
"The amassed tales of Philip okay. Dick are awe inspiring." --The Washington Post
Readers world wide examine Philip okay. Dick to were the best technology fiction author on any planet. when you consider that his premature dying in 1982, curiosity in Dick's works has persisted to mount, and his recognition has been improved by way of a growing to be physique of serious awareness. The Philip ok. Dick Award is now offered every year to a special paintings of technology fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the research and promulgation of his works.
This assortment attracts from the writer's earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including numerous formerly unpublished stories), written through the years 1952-1955, and contours such attention-grabbing tales as Paycheck (adapted as an enormous movie starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman), Beyond Lies the Wub, the quick chuffed lifetime of the Brown Oxford, The Variable Man, and so on. right here, readers will locate Dick's preliminary explorations of the subjects he so brilliantly delivered to existence in his later paintings.
Dick received the celebrated Hugo Award for the easiest novel of 1963 for The guy within the excessive Castle. within the final 12 months of his lifestyles, the movie Blade Runner used to be made up of his novel Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep? extra lately, Dick's brief tale The Minority document encouraged Steven Spielberg's motion picture of an identical name.
The vintage tales of Philip okay. Dick provide an fascinating glimpse into the mind's eye of 1 of technological know-how fiction's such a lot enduring and revered names.
"Philip okay. Dick's most sensible books constantly describe a destiny that's either solely recognizable and totally unimaginable." --The long island occasions e-book Review
"More than someone else within the box, Mr. Dick rather places you inside of people's minds." --The Wall road Journal