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The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 2 | [Philip K. Dick]

The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 2

Philip K. Dick is regarded as a major figure of 20th-century fiction. In 2007, he became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series.

This collection presents some outstanding examples of his shorter works and includes "Colony," "Upon the Dull Earth," "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford," "Faith of Our Fathers," "The Days of Perky Pat," "The Variable Man," and "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon."

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A visionary whose writing broke through the boundaries of the science fiction genre, Philip K. Dick is regarded as a major figure of 20th-century fiction. In 2007, he became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series.

This collection presents some outstanding examples of his shorter works and includes "Colony," "Upon the Dull Earth," "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford," "Faith of Our Fathers," "The Days of Perky Pat," "The Variable Man," and "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon." Investigating spiritual questions through science-fiction imagery, these stories explore the boundaries of human consciousness as they present such themes as multiple realities, creating life, and man's relationship to God.

©1985 Estate of Philip K. Dick; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Philip K. Dick's best books always describe a future that is entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable." (New York Times Book Review)

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    P. Michelle 08-27-11
    P. Michelle 08-27-11
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    "More Excellent Philip K. Dick"

    While I preferred the first volume of selected stories, this volume still has some really awesome stories... I particularly really liked the first tale of this collection... These are much deeper stories and less "light" than the first book. Definitely worth the credit/money

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    Rachel YAKIMA, WA, United States 11-29-12
    Rachel YAKIMA, WA, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2009

    I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.

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    I should know better, I'm not a big fan of short stories. I kept wanting to yell at the characters for doing stupid things. They did them anyway and I didn't really care. I was happy when it ended. I feel like I'm supposed to have liked these, but I didn't. Sorry.

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    Wonderful mind of Mr Dick has defined a generation of cinematic thoughtful sci fi films, especially for Arnold S of Austria. American accents like the author, very well done for an audiobook. Would recommend if you love his works.

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