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.
"Philip K. Dick's best books always describe a future that is entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable." (New York Times Book Review)
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
Dr. Nils Rasmussen
This a just pretty damn impressive collection of Philip K. Dick's short stories. One or two aren't THAT great, but for the most part, this audiobook is gold.
The feature that stood out the MOST in my mind was the final story of the compilation, "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon". It is a sci/fi psychological masterpiece. The story revolves around a man who, through a malfunction, is left fully conscious on board an interstellar space ship for ten whole years while stuck in a half cryogenic state, unable to move. He must struggle for the duration of the voyage to re-live the memories of his past in order to keep his sanity.
If you are a fan of sci/fi AT ALL, do yourself a favor and grab this book. You won't regret it.
8.94 / 10.00
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.
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.
"Trust no one in the universe nor anything in it"
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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