The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 312 ratings

Volume I: The King of the Elves Publisher's Summary

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "literature," and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.

The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas including Dick's first published story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," together with such landmark tales as "The Preserving Machine," in which an attempt to preserve our fragile cultural heritage takes an unexpected turn, The Variable Man, a brilliantly imagined novella encompassing war, time travel, and the varied uses of technology, and the title story, in which Shadrach Jones, owner of a dilapidated gas station in Colorado, stumbles into an ongoing war between trolls and elves, and encounters a fantastic - and utterly unexpected - destiny. Like the best of Dick's novels, these stories offer a wide variety of narrative and intellectual pleasures, and provide an ideal introduction to one of the singular imaginations of the modern era.

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  • Book 1

    • Volume I: The King of the Elves

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
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    The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic stories!

    • By Renee Tang on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Volume II: Adjustment Team

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Adjustment Team is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another awesome volume! Loved it!

    • By Renee Tang on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Volume III: Upon the Dull Earth

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Upon the Dull Earth is the third installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas written in 1953 and 1954, along with extensive - and valuable - story notes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good but I enjoyed Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 more

    • By Renee Tang on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 4

    • Volume IV: The Minority Report

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Joyce Bean
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The Minority Report is the fourth installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 18 stories and novellas written between 1954 and 1963, years in which Dick produced some of his most memorable work, including such novels as Martian Time Slip and the Hugo Award-winning The Man in the High Castle.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Minority Report was the only good story

    • By Renee Tang on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • Volume V: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: David deVries, Joyce Bean
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    This expansive collection contains 27 stories and novellas written between 1963 and 1981, years in which Dick produced some of his most mature work, including such novels as Ubik, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, and A Scanner Darkly. Among the many pleasures included here are the classic title story (filmed twice as Total Recall), in which an ordinary clerk, awash in resurrected memories, discovers the truth about his past and about the astonishing role he has played in human history.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy this book. Stories ramble on...

    • By Renee Tang on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $29.99