The Best of Philip K. Dick [Expanded Edition] [NOOK Book]

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THE BEST OF PHILIP K. DICK includes twelve science fiction ...
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Overview

THE BEST OF PHILIP K. DICK includes twelve science fiction short stories and novellas by acclaimed writer Philip K. Dick. The works of Dick have been adapted into a number of films, including BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, and MINORITY REPORT. This ebook includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

• Beyond the Door
• Beyond Lies the Wub
• The Crystal Crypt
• The Defenders
• The Gun
• The Skull
• The Eyes Have It
• Second Variety
• The Variable Man
• Mr. Spaceship
• Piper in the Woods
• Adjustment Team
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011827945
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 101,577
  • File size: 243 KB

Meet the Author

Philip Kindred Dick (1928-1982) was an American science fiction novelist and short story writer. Born in Chicago, Dick attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California with fellow science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, although the two did not know each other at the time. Dick sold his first story in 1951 and published his first novel in 1953, but struggled until the publication of THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER in 1963, which won a Hugo Award. He become one of the most successful scifi writers of the 1960s and 1970s, only to die suddenly in 1982.
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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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