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Philip K. Dick

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Books by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 2 (2010)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: While I saw Blade Runner many moons ago, I never read Dick's source novel. This graphic novel had decent art and a sparse narrative style, but ultimately it felt like a tease to me. The 4 collected issues in volume 2 just weren't chunky enough for me. It also doesn't help that...
The Eyes Have It (1953)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: When I first read this early story of Philip K. Dick I found it pretty silly, but on reflection it is a perfect illustration of the interplay of alienation and estrangement that I find interesting in much science fiction. I recently listened to an interview with PKD where he clai...
Second Variety (2000)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: В детстве смотрел фильм "Крикуны", замысел сюжета понравился, да и само кино крутое, сейчас конечно смотрится не так как раньше.Но недавно узнал, что снят он, по рассказу Филипа Дика "Second Variety".Не удивлен, что рассказ понравился больше чем фильм.Жалко, что читается быстро, ...
The Skull (2000)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I am a big fan of short Dick stories...wait...umm...I am a big fan of Dick...ughhh. Yeah, I'm too immature to write a good review on this stuff. In all seriousness, I have been a bigger fan of some of his other stuff. Perhaps this was fresher when it hit the street, but you saw...
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick (2002)
language
English
4.18 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The good stories in this collection for me were "Paycheck", "Second Variety", "Adjustment Team", "Upon the Dull Earth", "The Minority Report", "Precious Artifact", and "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale".The amazing stories in this collection for me were "Faith of Our Fathers"...
Beyond Lies the Wub (2000)
language
English
3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: "Beyond Lies the Wub" is an interesting early short story, that is richer than may seem at first glance. Mythology, religion, and philosophy form a backdrop to the story. In particular, there are references to Odysseus and to Epicureanism.I think the Odysseus reference could be ...
Mr. Spaceship (2000)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Philip K. Dick.The Pluses:-Tons of great ideas.-Still mined for movies on the regular.-One of the better beards.The Minuses:-Prose a little weak.-Dialogue downright tough.I drove to PKD's grave not that long ago. It's an hour, maybe 90 minutes from my house. I took my brother's ...
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (2011)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I think Philip K. Dick knew what mental illness was, and was in his estimation of himself, not exactly sane by one view, but sane by his own view to the contrary, which he also was aware of.The exegesis is required reading if you are a fan of PKD's SF books. It is the only way t...
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1966)
language
English
3.9 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I love any of Dick's mind blowing stories and this is one of his best. It's short so even more of a treat because he sets it up, breaks it down and then sets it up all over again in less than 25 pages.I think everyone is familiar with the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie version of th...
The Defenders (2000)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I've noticed a theme with reading PKD's '50s era work: you can see the twist coming, but PKD brings it early, then takes the concepts further. It's a nice surprise to see the twist explored.PKD's usual 1950s subjects and themes are on display here - war, peace, and dumb hatred - ...
THE EXEGESIS OF PHILIP K. DICK BY Dick, Philip K[Hardcover]Nov-2011 (2011)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I give the book a low rating, though higher than I normally would have. Let me tell you why. The audacity to try to compile the thousands of pages that have no chronological order whatsoever into something coherent while at the same time culling what is repetitious is astounding....
Paycheck (1953)
language
English
3.74 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I saw the film version of this one before reading the story so I knew more or less what to expect. I love the idea of objects from the future helping someone get along in the present, guiding them along to a foreseen outcome. It's mystery and action rolled up together, typical we...
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (2011)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I read this series in single issues on Comixology, and since I don't feel like writing six separate reviews, I'll just put my thoughts on the whole thing here. As a lot of the other reviewers have remarked, this is less a comic book "adaptation" of Dick's novel than it is an illu...
The Variable Man (2010)
language
English
3.68 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I spent a week with some classic SF this summer. It is amazing how relevant some of the stories remain. This Philip K Dick story is about waging virtual war - not pushing the big red button (in this case to launch the ultimate weapon, Icarus) until the computers tell us the pro...
Les Défenseurs (1998)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book is a typical tale ofour future living with robots. Would such creations - when taken to their logical conclusion - act in our best interests or just follow orders. Like the best of this genre, it takes a good look at humans in the process. Do we need to be protected fro...
Adjustment Team (2000)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I really had never herd of this story until I was given the audio book in exchange for a honest review. I must say this short story was a pleasure. Well developed and plotted out. But for me the story was made by the narrator Al Kessel. His telling of the story was great I will b...
Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I really don't get why sci-fi writers would want to keep these stories short. With an idea this brilliant, a whole novel is desirable which would explore in details, the various angels from which the concept could be seen. 'Adjustment Team' questions the very concepts of Free wil...
The Adjustment Bureau (2000)
language
English
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: As often happens with sci-fi, I enjoy the film enough to locate the source book.I listened to the audio version, and at less than an hour it would be around 30-40 pages of short story.As you'd expect, it's a different affair to the film. More cerebral (they always are), tight, bu...
The Philip K. Dick Collection (2009)
language
English
4.66 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Since this is a collection of many novels, I'll give separate ratings: Book One (Four Novels of the 1960s)The Man in the High Castle ****The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch *****Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ****Ubik *****Book Two (Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s)Martian ...
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