Search Results: "Philip K. Dick"


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THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER by Philip K. Dick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 28, 1982

"Pike's mysterious career should find this a quietly stimulating, if thoroughly depressing, reconstruction."
Dick's death a little over a week ago may mean that this will be his last published novel; and, ironically, it is the one in which he most completely abandons sciencefiction for mainstream theological writing. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1968

"Even electric sheep could find greener pastures."
Mr. Dick's hero Deckard lives in a dying world where animals are a status symbol; you can dial an emotion to fit a mood and the Voigt-Kampff test for telling an android from its human counterpart appears to have become fallible. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN BUBBLE by Philip K. Dick
Released: July 20, 1988

"Basically a love story, then—quirky, alternately hopeful and bleak, sad and funny, quintessentially Philip K. Dick—with a less successful stab at social issues like juvenile deliquency, teen-age pregnancy, and the like."
Like last year's Mary and the Giant, yet another haunting mainstream novel unpublished during Dick's lifetime. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1986

"In any event, this would be a useful acquisition for any serious sf library or collection."
This five-volume set is a truly colossal compendium of 97 stories, long and short, running to nearly 900,000 words. Read full book review >

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TIME OUT OF JOINT by Philip K. Dick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1959

"Perching on the rim of the real and the unreal, precariously vacillating, this effort is marred by some obvious, unexplained and distracting inconsistencies."
This is a fast moving excursion into a fantasy world of the future. Read full book review >

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A MAZE OF DEATH by Philip K. Dick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 24, 1970

"Psycho-theo-logistics, cloudy with conundrums, but it holds one."
A group of baldly hostile "misfits" on planet Delmak-O seem to be outward (or inward or merely sideways) bound. Read full book review >

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FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID by Philip K. Dick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1973

"As confusing as it sounds, but nonetheless intriguing."
The pace is furious, the plotting tortuous in this tale of a famous TV. performer who wakes up one day in a dingy hotel room to find that no one remembers him. Read full book review >

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THE EXEGESIS OF PHILIP K. DICK by Philip K. Dick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Fascinating and unsettling. Still, at more than 900 pages, this will test the mettle—and the stamina—of even the most devoted of Dick fans."
A dyspeptic dystopian's mad secret notebooks, imposing order—at least of a kind—on a chaotic world. Read full book review >

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PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND by Philip K. Dick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1985

"Its strongest appeal in 1985 is likely to be its sketchy but memorable re-creation of the real ambiance of the war and postwar years—an era that popular myth has already eroded into a series of 'Happy Days' clich‚s."
The diffidence of the title is appropriate: this is a subtle, minimalist portrait of two American couples circa 1953 by the late Dick—a writer best known for his sardonic, pyrotechnic science fiction. Read full book review >

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A SCANNER DARKLY by Philip K. Dick
Released: Jan. 21, 1976

"Flawed, almost too grim to take, but stunningly realized."
A marrow-freezing morality play set in a 1994 California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1995

"It's a satisfying picture, but Dick deserves more authoritative, less worshipful editing than he receives from Sutin."
A selection of previously unpublished, or obscurely published, autobiographical sketches, SF musings, philosophical essays, speeches, and journal excerpts. Read full book review >

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SELECTED STORIES OF PHILIP K. DICK by Philip K. Dick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"These are not, for the most part, outstanding stories, but the worlds of this fevered imagination have become our luridly inescapable reality."
Twenty-one stories culled from Dick's (1928-82) considerable output; all have appeared in collections before, if only in the five-volume Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick (1986). Read full book review >