By Philip K. Dick
Many millions of readers around the world give some thought to Philip ok. Dick to were the best technology fiction author on any planet. due to the fact his premature dying in 1982, curiosity in Dick’s paintings has persisted to mount and his acceptance has been more desirable by way of a growing to be physique of serious awareness. The Philip okay. Dick Award is now provided every year to a uncommon paintings of technological know-how fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the learn and promulgation of his works.
This assortment comprises the entire writer’s earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including numerous formerly unpublished tales) overlaying the years 1954 – 1964, and that includes such interesting stories as The Minority Report (the suggestion for Steven Spielberg’s film), Service name, Stand by means of, the times of Perky Pat, and lots of others. the following, readers will locate Dick’s preliminary explorations of the topics he so brilliantly delivered to lifestyles in his later work.
Dick received the distinguished Hugo Award for most sensible novel of 1963 for The guy within the excessive Castle and within the final 12 months of his lifestyles, the now-classic movie Blade Runner was once made of his novel Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep?
The vintage tales of Philip okay. Dick supply an interesting glimpse into the early mind's eye of 1 of technological know-how fiction’s such a lot enduring and revered names.
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