PHILIP K. DICK SERIES:

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.
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The Man Who Japed

The Man Who Japed

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

In a society where displaying a neon sign is grounds for arrest, something as simple as a practical joke can spur a revolution. In The Man Who Japed, the government's new propaganda minister begins experiencing doubts about the society and his place in it, doubts that are exacerbated when he drunkenly chops the head off a statue of the government's founder.
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The Broken Bubble

The Broken Bubble

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they're living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual - all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only - in typical Dick fashion - to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.
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Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

On the arid colony of Mars the only thing more precious than water may be a ten-year-old schizophrenic boy named Manfred Steiner. For although the UN has slated "anomalous" children for deportation and destruction, other people--especially Supreme Goodmember Arnie Kott of the Water Worker's union--suspect that Manfred's disorder  may be a window into the future. In Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick uses power politics and extraterrestrial real estate scams, adultery, and murder to penetrate the mysteries of being and time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

The story is set in the distant future, where humanity is at war with "Yuks," an alien life form which does not use mechanical spaceships nor constructions. Instead, it relies on life forms. The war has been going on for a long time, and humanity has not been able to come up with a solution against the life-form based ships and mines that the Yuks use. A human brain-controlled spacecraft would mean mechanical perfection. This was accomplished, and something unforeseen: a strange entity called . . . Mr. Spaceship!
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The Simulacra

The Simulacra

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

Set in the middle of the 21st century, The Simulacra is the story of a USA where the whole government is a fraud & the President is an android. Against this backdrop Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist, is struggling to practice in a world full of the maladjusted. Ian Duncan is desperately in love with the first lady, Nicole Thibideaux, who he has never met. Richard Kongrosian refuses to see anyone because he's convinced his body odor is lethal. The fascistic Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government. With wonderful aplomb Dick brings this story to a crashing conclusion & in classic fashion shows there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the ones we see.
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Lies, Inc.

Lies, Inc.

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States. In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Nick and the Glimmung

Nick and the Glimmung

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

Nick has a problem. He has a cat named Horace, and cats are quite illegal on Earth. In fact all pets are illegal on Earth, and Horace has been reported to the anti-pet man. The only way for Nick and his family to keep Horace is to emigrate to Plowman’s Planet. Little did they know that, rather than the pastoral paradise Nick’s father envisioned, they would land in the middle of a planetwide war against an entity known as Glimmung, a conflict in which Nick and Horace would play a pivotal role. Nick and the Glimmung is Philip K. Dick’s sole surviving young adult novel. Written in 1966, it shares elements with his novel Galactic Pot-Healer and is available for the first time in the U.S, and the first time anywhere in twenty years.
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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. A writer of great complexity and subtle humor, his work belongs on the shelf of great twentieth-century literature, next to Kafka and Vonnegut. Collected here are 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. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations. » Introduction by Jonathan Lethem 1. Beyond Lies the Wub (wikipedia) 3. Paycheck (imdb) 4. Second Variety (imdb) 5. Imposter (wikipedia, wikipedia, wikipedia) 9. Upon the Dull Earth (wikipedia) 11. The Minority Report (imdb) 12. The Days of Perky Pat (wikipedia, wikipedia) 17. The Electric Ant (wikipedia) 19. The Exit Door Leads In (wikipedia) 21. I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (
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Our Friends From Frolix 8

Our Friends From Frolix 8

Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

For all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity’s most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In Our Friends From Frolix 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole. Nick Appleton is a menial laborer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution’s leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a ninety-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order. Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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