The Philip K. Dick Reader


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806518565
Category: Fiction
Page: 422
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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"

Eye in the Sky


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572549
Category: Fiction
Page: 243
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A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

Confessions of a Crap Artist


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547724756
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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"A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."—Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, he’s 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 Charlie 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 Jack's but a great deal uglier. Their constant fighting and betrayals threaten their own marriage and the relationships of everyone around them. When they bring Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he might not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's most accomplished novels, and the only non–science fiction novel published in his lifetime.

The Divine Invasion


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547601190
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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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 convinces 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 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 Philip K. Dick Megapack

15 Classic Science Fiction Stories
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 143444676X
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
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The Philip K. Dick Megapack assembles no less than 15 classic science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included are: INTRODUCTION: PHILIP K. DICK EXHIBIT PIECE BEYOND LIES THE WUB THE DEFENDERS THE CRYSTAL CRYPT BEYOND THE DOOR SECOND VARIETY THE EYES HAVE IT THE GUN THE VARIABLE MAN TONY AND THE BEETLES THE HANGING STRANGER THE SKULL PIPER IN THE WOODS MR. SPACESHIP STRANGE EDEN And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" (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!

The Last of the Masters


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379555
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
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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 Last of the Masters' is a novelette about a post anarchistic revolution society and their attempts to crush any attempts at government. 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.

Philip K. Dick

The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612195261
Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Page: 133
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An electric collection of interviews--including the first and the last--with one of the 20th century's most prolific, influential, and dazzlingly original writers of science fiction Long before Ridley Scott transformed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick was banging away at his typewriter in relative obscurity, ostracized by the literary establishment. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. These interviews reveal a man plagued by bouts of manic paranoia and failed suicide attempts; a career fuelled by alcohol, amphetamines, and mystical inspiration; and, above all, a magnificent and generous imagination at work.

The Variable Man


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 147337958X
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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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 Variable Man' is a novella about a war between the people of the Terran System and that of Proxima Centauri. 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.

The Fourth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®


Author: Isaac Asimov,Philip K. Dick,Mary A. Turzillo,E.C. Tubb,Murray Leinster,Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,Cynthia Ward,George H. Scithers,John Russell Fearn,Harry Harrison,Milton Lesser,Ayn Rand,Jason Andrew,Larry Hodges,Carmelo Rafala,Ray Cluley,John Gregory Betancourt,James C. Stewart,James K. Moran
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434448819
Category: Fiction
Page: 750
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The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack selects 25 more modern and classic science fiction stories, by talented authors new and old. Authors in this volume include: Mary A. Turzillo, E.C. Tubb, Murray Leinster, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Jason Andrew, Henry Kuttner, Cynthia Ward, George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt, Milton Lesser, John Russell Fearn, Harry Harrison, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, and many more Complete contents "Zora and the Land Ethic Nomads," by Mary A. Turzillo "Food for Friendship," by E.C. Tubb "The Life Work of Professor Muntz," by Murray Leinster "Tiny and the Monster," by Theodore Sturgeon "Beyond Lies the Wub," by Philip K. Dick "Pictures Don’t Lie," by Katherine MacLean "The Big Trip Up Yonder," by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Storm Warning," by Donald A. Wollheim "The Application of Discipline," by Jason Andrew "Tom the Universe," by Larry Hodges "Wild Seed," by Carmelo Rafala "Tabula Rasa," by Ray Cluley "The Eyes of Thar," by Henry Kuttner "Regenesis," by Cynthia Ward "Not Omnipotent Enough," by George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt "Plato’s Bastards," by James C. Stewart "Pen Pal," by Milton Lesser "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "The Arbiter," by John Russell Fearn "The Grandmother-Granddaughter Conspiracy," by Marissa Lingen "Top Secret," by David Grinnell "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "Sense of Obligation," by Harry Harrison "Angel's Egg," by Edgar Pangborn "Youth," by Isaac Asimov "Anthem," by Ayn Rand And don't forget to search this ebook store for more entries in the "Megapack" series -- covering Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Westerns, Cthulhu Mythos, and many other subjects.

Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544040600
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick contains twenty-one of Dick’s most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers. In “The Days of Perky Pat,” people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth’s real inhabitants. “Adjustment Team” looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In “Autofac,” one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,” we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as “The Minority Report,” the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” the basis for the film Total Recall. With an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations.

Rumble, Young Man, Rumble


Author: Benjamin Cavell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307427536
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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In this widely acclaimed literary debut, Benjamin Cavell stalks the male ego, unleashing a ferocious volley of nine sharply written and deeply penetrating stories. In Balls, Balls, Balls, we are introduced to Logan Bryant, the star member of the “fourth best paintball team in the tristate area.” Despite his knowledge of napalm recipes and his skill during Military Simulations—MilSim, for short—Logan’s armor shows fractures with every move he makes. In The Death of Cool, an insurance adjuster has come to realize much too clearly the range of threats that surround him. “Tired of trusting in the other guy’s morality,” he embraces his paranoia and leaves as little to chance as possible. The Ropes opens in a hospital room after Alex Folsom has sustained a devastating concussion. With both college and his boxing career behind him, he reunites with his father on Martha’s Vineyard to assess the damage--both physical and emotional. Rumble, Young Man, Rumble is a ground-shaking announcement of the next heavy hitter in American letters. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Philip K. Dick Collection


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537145006
Category:
Page: 328
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This Collection includes Twenty Short stories of Science Fiction by Philip K. Dick first published during 1952-1954. Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus tended to reflect his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as "A Scanner Darkly" and "VALIS". Later in life, he wrote non-fiction on philosophy, theology, the nature of reality, and science. This material was published posthumously as "The Exegesis". The following tales are included in this Collection: * The Crystal Crypt * Beyond the Door * The Gun * Beyond Lies the Wub * The Skull * The Defenders * Second Variety * The Variable Man * Mr. Spaceship * The Eyes Have It * Piper in the Woods * Adjustment Team * The Hanging Stranger * Tony and the Beetles * The Golden Man * Of Withered Apples * Shell Game * Exhibit Piece * Sales Pitch * Breakfast At Twilight *

The Defenders


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379520
Category: Fiction
Page: 44
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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 Defenders' is a short story about the aftermath of a nuclear war. 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.

Arm of the Law


Author: Harry Harrison
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1304087158
Category: Fiction
Page: 16
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In the mood for a thought-provoking read from the golden age of science fiction? Dip into "Arm of the Law" from mid-century SF virtuoso Harry Harrison. In this tale, Harrison recounts an experiment in robotic law enforcement that goes awry -- with an array of horrifying unforeseen consequences.

Human Is?

A Philip K. Dick Reader
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575085835
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Drawn from the five volumes of his complete short stories (also published by Gollancz) this volume represents the very cream of Philip K. Dick's output. It serves both as a celebration of his work, in the 25th year since his death, and as the ideal introduction to his unique take on the world for new readers. As our culture becomes ever more fluid, as fact is fictionalised, as documentary gives way to reality-TV, as our identities are digitised, as globalism runs wild, as drugs become ever more ubiquitous the world is finally catching up with even the most bizarre of Philip K. Dick's imaginings. 25 years after his death we are living in Philip K. Dick's world, this new authoratitive collection of his best short fiction shows us why.

Upon The Dull Earth


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379504
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1954 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Upon The Dull Earth' is a short story about summoning creatures from beyond our reality. 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.

The Flying Legion

(Annotated)
Author: George Allan England
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625790538
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
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Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó The Flying Legion was one of the most popular books by George Allen England, one of the most popular adventure/science fiction authors of his time. A story about a bored genius who conceives a daring plan to raid the treasure-vaults of Mecca. The Flying Legion was surely one of the inspirations for the Doc Savage series. The story features "Captain Alden", one of the most extraordinary heroines in all adventure literature. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The VALIS Trilogy


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547867735
Category: Fiction
Page: 816
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This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy. VALIS What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s 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 Invasion 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 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 Archer The final book in the VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s 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.

13 Short Stories


Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365449645
Category: Fiction
Page: 364
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PHILIP K. DICK (1928 -1982) explored personal, religious, sociological, political and philosophical themes in his Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories. These short stories are stories that were written early in his career (1952-1954.) This collection includes Beyond Lies the Wub, Beyond the Door, Mr. Spaceship, Piper in the Woods, Second Variety, The Crystal Crypt, The Defenders, The Eyes Have It, The Gun, The Skull, The Variable Man, The Hanging Stranger, Tony and the Beetles.