Science Fiction Writer Philip K. Dick

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by Science Fiction Writer Philip K. Dick

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  • "Beyond the Door" - Multiple formats - iTunes
    • First published in 1954, the text is not usually found in collections of Dick's writings.
  • "Beyond Lies the Wub" - Multiple formats - iTunes
    • Dick's first published story. Originally appeared in Planet Stories in July, 1952.
  • "Mr. Spaceship" - Multiple Formats
    • Appeared first in Imagination in 1953, and later in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick.
  • "Piper in the Woods" - Multiple Formats
    • First published in 1953 in the fantasy and science fiction magazine, Imagination.
  • "Second Variety" - Multiple Formats
    • Influential short story first published in Space Science Fiction Magazine in May 1953.
  • "The Crystal Crypt" - Multiple Formats
    • Sci-fi story published in the January 1952 edition of Planet Stories.
  • "The Defenders" - Multiple Formats - iTunes
    • A 1953 sci-fi story that laid the foundation for Dick's 1964 novel The Penultimate Truth.
  • "The Eyes Have It" - Multiple Formats - iTunes
    • One of the shortest, if not the shortest, of all of Philip K. Dick's many short stories.
  • "The Gun" - Multiple Formats - iTunes
    • A 1952 sci-fi story that later appeared in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick.
  • "The Skull" - Multiple Formats - iTunes
    • Same as right above.
  • "The Variable Man" - Multiple Formats
    • A 1953 novella written/sold by Philip K. Dick before he had an agent.

"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 100 best English-language novels, and Dick is the only science fiction writer to get honored 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 RunnerTotal Recall, A Scanner Darklyand Minority Report."

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