The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 5: The Eye of the Sibyl

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Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.

Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for...

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Overview

Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.

Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle, and in the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the late 1950's. These fascinating stories include The Little Black Box, The Electric Ant, and many others.

Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Philip K. Dick's works has continued to grow, and his reputation has been enhanced by an expanding body of critical appreciation. This fifth and final volume of Dick's collected works includes 25 short stories, some previously unpublished.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806513287
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Series , #5
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 941,346
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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