Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, however, he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to analyze the essence of truth and what it means to be human. A writer of excellent sophistication and subtle comedy, his work continues on the shelf of excellent twentieth-century literature, alongside Kafka and Vonnegut. Listed below are twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant tales, which span his whole career and reveal a world-class author working in the summit of his abilities. In"The Days of Perky Pat," individuals spend their time playing with dolls that have the ability to live an idyllic life no more readily available to the planet's actual inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" appears at the fate of a person who by error has stepped from his own moment. In"Autofac," one area has to fight benign machines to get back control of their own lives. And in"I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the narrative of one guy whose really reality might be merely a nightmare. The group also includes such classic tales as"The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg film, and"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the foundation for the movie Total Recall. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most hunting imaginations." Roog (wikipedia) 3. Paycheck (wikipedia, imdb) 4. Second Variety (wikipedia, imdb) 5. ) Imposter (wikipedia) 6. ) The King of the Elves (wikipedia, imdb) 7. Foster, You're Dead! (wikipedia) 9. Upon the Dull Earth (wikipedia) 10. Autofac (wikipedia) 11. The Minority Report (wikipedia, imdb) 12. The Days of Perky Pat (wikipedia) 13. Precious Artifact 14. A Game of Unchance 15. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (wikipedia, imdb) 16. Faith of Our Fathers (wikipedia) 17. The Electric Ant (wikipedia) 18. Just a Little Something for Us Tempunauts (wikipedia) 19. The Exit Door Leads In (wikipedia) 20. Rautavaara's Case (wikipedia) 21. I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (wikipedia)
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his entire life in California. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write a lot of books and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best book of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Along with 44 published books, Dick wrote about 121 short stories, the majority of which appeared in science fiction publications throughout his life. Although Dick spent the majority of his career as a writer in near-poverty, ten of his tales have been adapted into popular movies since his passing, such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, along with also The Adjustment Bureau. In 2005, Time magazine called Ubik among those one hundred biggest English-language books published since 1923. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.