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November 20, 2017

13 Philip K. Dick stories — free, the way we like it

From Open Culture:

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Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as arguably the most literary of science fiction writers. His novel "Ubik" appears on TIME magazine's list of the the 100 best English-language novels (it's No. 30) and Dick is the only science fiction writer to be honored by inclusion in the prestigious Library of America series, a kind of pantheon of American literature.

If you're not intimately familiar with his novels, then you assuredly know major films based on Dick's work — "Blade Runner," "Total Recall," "A Scanner Darkly" and "Minority Report." We're presenting a selection of Dick's stories available for free. We have pulled together 13 short stories from our collection of free eBooks and free audio books.

November 20, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

No, Dick was not the most literary of sf writers. That appellation belongs to Samuel Delany or Alfred Bester or Robert Heinlein (or possibly Cyril Kornbluth). Dick had one theme -- What is reality? -- and he hammered it to death.

Who cares? 'Most literary' is not measurable. Best-selling is. PKD was not a best-seller.

Posted by: antares | Nov 20, 2017 3:49:53 PM

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