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Philip K. Dick didn’t predict the future—

he summoned the desperate bleakness of our present directly from his fevered paranoia. Dick didn’t predict the Internet or iPhones or email or 3D printers, but rather he so thoroughly understood human nature that he could

already see, even at the advent of the transistor,

the way technology would ...

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Overview

Philip K. Dick didn’t predict the future—

he summoned the desperate bleakness of our present directly from his fevered paranoia. Dick didn’t predict the Internet or iPhones or email or 3D printers, but rather he so thoroughly understood human nature that he could

already see, even at the advent of the transistor,

the way technology would alienate us from each other and from ourselves. He could see us

isolated and drifting in our own private realities

even before we had plugged in our ear buds. He could see, even in the earliest days of space

exploration, how much of our own existence remained unexplored, and how the great black spaces between people were growing even as

our universe was shrinking.

Philip K. Dick spent his first three years as a science fiction author writing shorter fiction, and in his lifetime he composed almost 150 short stories, many of which have gone on to be

adapted into (slightly watered down) Hollywood blockbusters. Collected here are thirteen of his most Dickian tales, funhouse realities with trap doors and hidden compartments, the literary equivalent of optical illusions, tricks of

perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615561189
  • Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,017,675
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Not Bad

    Its really not the best of...but its not a bad collection either.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Note that the physical book has more PKD short stories than the

    Note that the physical book has more PKD short stories than the Nook edition; it also includes a insightful introduction by a PKD scholar. If you're interested in the work of Philip K. Dick, you'll be pleased with this collection of short stories.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    A nice little book offering some less known short stories from t

    A nice little book offering some less known short stories from this very famous writter. The stories are short and diverse but there is always a twist at the end, which makes it very entertaining to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Reading was like watching the twilight zone!

    After reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" I just had to read more of PK Dick. This "best of" collection was every bit as enjoyable. Although his writing style is not outstanding his ideas and perceptions of how humans interact with future events is outstanding. I can fully understand why some of his stories have been the basis of sic-fi movies. This collection of short stories reminded me very much of Rod Serling's short story videos from the "Twilight Zone".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    A word of warning

    An alright collection though there is one thing that i would like to warn you about it does not contain Phillip K. Dick's novel "Do androids dream of electric sheep?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    It took me a while to find this book.  I remembered the last nam

    It took me a while to find this book.  I remembered the last name of the author, but for the life of me could remember his first name,
     so I did a search on "The Best of Dick" and boy...oh...boy...did I get an eyefull. Not what I was looking for at all...

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