A fitting tribute to a fantastic philosophical author who discovered science fiction the perfect type for its expression of his thoughts - The Independent The next volume of this definitive five-book collection of the entire collected tales of the twentieth century's biggest sf writer; twenty-three tales that were composed in little over a year, even before Philip K. Dick's first novel, Solar Lottery, premiered in 1956. A number of these tales are uncollected, but additionally contained here are a few of Dick's most renowned pieces, such as Foster, You're Dead, a effective extrapolation of atomic war hysteria, and The Golden Man, a very different story about a super-evolved mutant human. This really is a fantastic collection vividlly displaying a few of the finest of Dick's creativity, quirky-humour and overflowing thoughts. Among the most original practitioners writing any type of fiction. Philip K. Dick produced the Majority of the European daring seem navel-gazers at a cul-de-sac - Sunday Times A stunning mix portrait of our days - The Observer The most consitently brilliant SF writer on earth... writer of more great short stories than I could count - John Brunner Cover Illustration: Chris Moore Comprising: Fair Game; The Hanging Stranger; The Eyes Have ItThe Golden Man; The Spinning Wheel; The Last of the Masters; The Father-Thing; Unusual Eden; Tony and the Beetles; Null-O; To subdue the Master; Prove Bit; The Crawlers; Earnings Pitch; Shell Game; Upon the Dull Earth; Foster, You're Dead; Purchase your Printer; War Veteran; The Chromium Fence; Misadjustment; A World of Talent; Psi-Man Heal My Child!
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.