Vintage PKD by Philip K. Dick

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A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick wrote about reality, entropy, deception, and the plight of being alive in the modern world. Through his remarkable career Dick has established himself as a writer of the first order and his dreams of the future have proven to be eerily prophetic and even more prescient than when he wrote them.

Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, and stories including “The Days of Perky Pat,” “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,” along with essays and letters currently unavailable in book form.
 
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About Philip K. Dick

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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 210 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Transmigration , Angel Archer reminisces about her father-in-law, Timothy, an Episcopal bishop obsessed with a set of ancient scrolls that shed faith-threatening new light on Jesus: ``This finely crafted, odd but compelling book demonstrates Dick's great erudition, keen human insight and subtl...

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Though he appears on camera as Bob, none of Fred's co-workers catch on: since Fred, like all undercover police, wears a scramble suit that constantly changes his appearance, his colleagues don't know what he looks like.

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Excerpts from seminal novels A Scanner Darkly, Ubik, The Man in the High Castle and others, and complete stories including ""The Days of Perky Pat"" are collected with a selection of his essays and letters in this wide-ranging haute sci-fi taster's menu.

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Issued to coincide with the summer release of A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater’s film version of the Dick novel, this mini-compendium contains an excerpt from that book, as well as several stories, and an excerpt from the classic The Man in the High Castle.

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Along with three short stories, an essay and an excerpt from the fifth volume of his collected letters, the anonymous editor has chosen to anthologize the opening chapters of four of Dick’s best-known and most respected novels including A Scanner Darkly, his black humor-laced vision of drug addic...

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