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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick
By Philip K. Dick and Jonathan Lethem (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date November 1, 2002
Pages 476
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375421518
ISBN-10 0375421513
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $29.95
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Summaries and Reviews
A new collection of twenty-three outstanding stories by the master of science fiction includes 'The Minority Report,' the basis for the motion picture about the creator of an innovative crime prevention system who himself falls victim to his own invention, as well as 'Roog,' 'Beyond Lies the Wub,' 'King of the Elves,' and 'Second Variety,' among others. 25,000 first printing. description: Product Description: 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.

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9780375421518 | details & prices | 476 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A collection of stories by the master of science fiction includes 'The Minority Report,' about the creator of an innovative crime prevention system who himself falls victim to his own invention.
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 1, 2012); titled "The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick"
9781433228247 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95

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