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The Philip K. Dick Collection (2009)

by Philip K. Dick(Favorite Author)
4.66 of 5 Votes: 4
1598530496 (ISBN13: 9781598530490)
Library of America
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 Time-Slip ****Dr.Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb ****Now Wait for Last Year ***Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said ****A Scanner Darkly ****Book Three (Valis and Later Novels)A Maze of Death ****Valis **The Divine Invasion ***The Transmigration of Timothy Archer **
review 2: This was a really great experience, and I'd have to say after this that PKD is one of my favorite authors. I think if I wrote, I'd shamelessly rip him off. After giving each a brief try, I put down ea
... morech of the VALIS novels. In his last stories, he gets away from sci-fi and really digs into his philosophy on religion and death. Maybe I'll come back to these one day, but it's not for me right now. I gather from some searching that "Transmigration..." in particular is really good, if it's what you're looking for.In particular, the books in the second volume, plus the first book of the third (Maze of Death) are really great. This surprised me because I'd really only known about "Androids..." and "A Scanner Darkly." For me, the best ones deal with time-travel and alternate realities. "Martian Time-slip" and "Now Wait for Last Year" are really fantastic, so look for those individually as an e-book if you're not into the anthology idea. "Ubik" is more open-ended, where it might be a better experience if you had someone to discuss it with.None of the books are dumb or lazy, all pretty challenging. His style seems to be that, from the start, there is a central mystery or apparent contradiction and you find the answers slowly. Or not at all. In the good way. less
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Love knocking out some short sci-fi now and then, he's one of the best
read the man in the high castle
Always reading :)
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