“The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring.”
—The Washington Post
Many thousands of readers worldwide consider Philip K. Dick to have been the greatest science fiction writer on any
planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's work has continued to mount and his reputation has been enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.
This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including several previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1954-1964, and featuring such fascinating works as Minority Report
(the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's film), Service Call, Stand By, The Days of Perky Pat,
and many others. Here, readers will find Dick's initial explorations of the themes he so brilliantly brought to life in his later work.
Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle
and in the last year of his life, the now-classic film Blade Runner
was made from his novel Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep?
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick
offers an intriguing glimpse into the early imagination of one of science fiction's most enduring and respected names.
“A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection.”—Kirkus Reviews
“More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds.”
—Wall Street Journal