Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind of any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.
Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel of 1963 for The Man in the Castle, and in the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner, was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some unpublished stories) covering the late 1954-1964. These fascinating stories include Service Call, Stand By, The Days of Perky Pat, and many others.