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Since Philip K. Dick's heyday, and thanks in large part to his influence, the contemporary science fiction short story has evolved into a form more self-reflective and psychologically complex. This is a wonderful development, to be sure. But don't regard the older stories in this collection as dated. Instead, enjoy the peppery punch: PKD's stories provide plenty of plot twists and surprise endings. --Bonnie Bouman
The PKD reader is an excellent introduction to this seminal SF author's short fiction.
The Reader is a collection of some of his best short stories, including the two that serve as the basis for "Total Recall" and "Minority Report".
This book is so much fun to read as each story is a great length to pull you in and then in PKD style it twists around and your jaw drops.
Philip K. Dick definitely had one of the most interesting minds of the century. His short stories make for excellent reads, usually with a fulfilling twist at the end.Published 4 months ago by Shawn McKenzie
I'm not a big sci fi fan. But, I have really enjoyed some of the movies derived from some of Dick's quirky work and thought I would like his own stories as well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
I was familiar with Philip K. Dick from other Sci-Fi books I had read in High School, but when I learned that the movie Total Recall was based on a short story by PKD as well as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bill
Absolutely fantastic collection of short stories ranging from a few pages to at most 25 or 30. Included the stories for Paycheck, Minority Report, Screamers (second variety),... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Allen
The book presents the best Philip K. Dick histories. But the paper and printing quality is poor. For the price, it is ok.Published 14 months ago by Fernando Pan
If you like Sci Fi (not to be confused with sy fy as in sigh...flies, read on. great writer. wordPublished 17 months ago by Donald M. Baker
I first learned of this author’s existence when his name appeared in the credits for Blade Runner, way back in 1982. But in all the years since then I hadn’t read any of his work. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stephen E. Gallup
I was mostly interested in this book because so many movies have been made from Dick's short stories, and I wanted to get a first-hand look at those in their originally-written... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ben Davis