The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3: Second Variety

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3: Second Variety

by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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The Philip K. Dick Award is given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of the late writer's work. Vol. 2 of this collection features "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale", "The Cookie Lady", "The World She Wanted", and many others.  See more details below

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The Philip K. Dick Award is given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of the late writer's work. Vol. 2 of this collection features "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale", "The Cookie Lady", "The World She Wanted", and many others.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Encompassing 34 years and over 100 stories, this collection of the short fiction of the late author provides a retrospective of his contribution to sf literature. Arranged chronologically (with publication history and, in some cases, Dick's own commentaries at the end of each volume), the progression from early stories such as ``The Preserving Machine'' (1953) to ``The Little Black Box'' (1964) and ``Frozen Journey'' (1980) traces the development of one of sf's most eccentric and articulate minds. Highly recommended for any library whose budget can afford the price. JC
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
ea. vol: 400p. Underwood-Miller. 1987. set: $125. ISBN 0-88733-053-3. LC number unavailable. YA Dick is not just a good craftsman of short stories, but a successful writer of short science fiction stories. These vignettes will expand readers' points of view and challenge usual cultural assumptions. This collection traces Dick's growth as a writer, and also the application of major sci/fi themes over the 30 years between his first story in 1952 and his last in 1982. Thermonuclear war, xenophobia, and the tension between man and technology are among the recurring motifs. Each volume contains brief notes that date the stories and offer some context from the author's perspective. The price may seem high, but it compares favorably with the investment many libraries have in Heinlein and Asimov. These books lend themselves to ``cover-to-cover'' reading, an unusual feat for a five-volume collection. Dorcas Hand, Episcopal High School, Bellaire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806512266
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
753,662
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

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