PHILIP K. DICK SERIES:

    Beyond the Door

      Philip K. Dick
Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Philip K. Dick is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Philip K. Dick then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    The Man in the High Castle

      Philip K. Dick
The Man in the High Castle

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

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    The Man Who Japed

      Philip K. Dick
The Man Who Japed

In a society where displaying a neon sign is grounds for arrest, something as simple as a practical joke can spur a revolution. In The Man Who Japed, the government's new propaganda minister begins experiencing doubts about the society and his place in it, doubts that are exacerbated when he drunkenly chops the head off a statue of the government's founder.

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    Martian Time-Slip

      Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip

On the arid colony of Mars the only thing more precious than water may be a ten-year-old schizophrenic boy named Manfred Steiner. For although the UN has slated "anomalous" children for deportation and destruction, other people--especially Supreme Goodmember Arnie Kott of the Water Worker's union--suspect that Manfred's disorder  may be a window into the future. In Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick uses power politics and extraterrestrial real estate scams, adultery, and murder to penetrate the mysteries of being and time.

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    The Broken Bubble

      Philip K. Dick
The Broken Bubble

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they're living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual - all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed.

Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only - in typical Dick fashion - to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.

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    Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

      Philip K. Dick
Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

The story is set in the distant future, where humanity is at war with "Yuks," an alien life form which does not use mechanical spaceships nor constructions. Instead, it relies on life forms. The war has been going on for a long time, and humanity has not been able to come up with a solution against the life-form based ships and mines that the Yuks use. A human brain-controlled spacecraft would mean mechanical perfection. This was accomplished, and something unforeseen: a strange entity called . . . Mr. Spaceship!

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    Lies, Inc.

      Philip K. Dick
Lies, Inc.

A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States.

In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    The Simulacra

      Philip K. Dick
The Simulacra

Set in the middle of the 21st century, The Simulacra is the story of a USA where the whole government is a fraud & the President is an android. Against this backdrop Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist, is struggling to practice in a world full of the maladjusted. Ian Duncan is desperately in love with the first lady, Nicole Thibideaux, who he has never met. Richard Kongrosian refuses to see anyone because he's convinced his body odor is lethal. The fascistic Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government. With wonderful aplomb Dick brings this story to a crashing conclusion & in classic fashion shows there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the ones we see.

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    Nick and the Glimmung

      Philip K. Dick
Nick and the Glimmung

Nick has a problem. He has a cat named Horace, and cats are quite illegal on Earth. In fact all pets are illegal on Earth, and Horace has been reported to the anti-pet man. The only way for Nick and his family to keep Horace is to emigrate to Plowman’s Planet.

Little did they know that, rather than the pastoral paradise Nick’s father envisioned, they would land in the middle of a planetwide war against an entity known as Glimmung, a conflict in which Nick and Horace would play a pivotal role.

Nick and the Glimmung is Philip K. Dick’s sole surviving young adult novel. Written in 1966, it shares elements with his novel Galactic Pot-Healer and is available for the first time in the U.S, and the first time anywhere in twenty years.

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    Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

      Philip K. Dick
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. A writer of great complexity and subtle humor, his work belongs on the shelf of great twentieth-century literature, next to Kafka and Vonnegut. Collected here are twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers.

In "The Days of Perky Pat," people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In "Autofac," one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as "The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the basis for the film Total Recall. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations.

» Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
1. Beyond Lies the Wub (wikipedia)
2. Roog (wikipedia)
3. Paycheck (wikipedia, imdb)
4. Second Variety (wikipedia, imdb)
5. Imposter (wikipedia)
6. The King of the Elves (wikipedia, imdb)
7. Adjustment Team (wikipedia, imdb)
8. 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. 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)

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    Our Friends From Frolix 8

      Philip K. Dick
Our Friends From Frolix 8

For all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity’s most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In Our Friends From Frolix 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole.

Nick Appleton is a menial laborer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution’s leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a ninety-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order.

Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Counter-Clock World

      Philip K. Dick
Counter-Clock World

In Counter-Clock World, one of the most theologically probing of all of Dick’s books, the world has entered the Hobart Phase–a vast sidereal process in which time moves in reverse. As a result, libraries are busy eradicating books, copulation signifies the end of pregnancy, people greet with, “Good-bye,” and part with, “Hello,” and underneath the world’s tombstones, the dead are coming back to life. One imminent old-born is Anarch Peak, a vibrant religious leader whose followers continued to flourish long after his death. His return from the dead has such awesome implications that those who apprehend him will very likely be those who control the fate of the world.

Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Mary and the Giant

      Philip K. Dick
Mary and the Giant

Mary Anne Reynolds is a young and vulnerable woman, determined to make her own way in the world. But Pacific Park, California, in the 1950s is not really the place for Mary. Her relationship with a black singer offends against the small town's views on sexual mores and exposes its bigoted views on race. This is a powerful portrayal of the claustrophobia of small-town California, and Mary Anne Reynolds is one of the most memorable characters Dick ever created.

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    Valis

      Philip K. Dick
Valis

Precorrendo i temi cari al moderno cyberpunk, Philip K. Dick proietta sé stesso nel mondo che immagina: il suo pensiero di visionario, insieme alle ossessioni e alle angosce dell'uomo moderno.
Chi o cosa è Valis? È un'imperscrutabile entità intelligente che vive nello spazio. O forse un meccanismo, una formula o un essere vivente vero e proprio, che entra in contatto con alcune persone per dirigerne i pensieri e i passi sul sentiero della conoscenza. In questo primo romanzo della trilogia, un uomo viene improvvisamente colpito da una sorta di raggio di colore rosa, che gli si materializza nella mente, cambiando per sempre la sua vita. Si tratta di un messaggio celeste, o semplicemente di un disturbo mentale?

Storia della ricerca di verità supreme, Valis pone al lettore una serie di interrogativi propri della geniale indagine di Dick: cosa siano la realtà e il divino, se una o l'altro esistano davvero e non siano semplici invenzioni della nostra mente.

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    Gather Yourselves Together

      Philip K. Dick
Gather Yourselves Together

Gather Yourselves Together is one of Philip K. Dick’s earliest novels, written when he was just twenty-four years old. It tells the story of three Americans left behind in China by their employer, biding their time as the Communists advance. As they while away the days, both the young and naïve Carl Fitter and the older and worldly Verne Tildon vie for the affections of Barbara Mahler, a woman who may not be so tough-as-nails as she acts. But Carl’s innocence and Verne’s boorishness could end up driving Barbara away from both.

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    The Penultimate Truth

      Philip K. Dick
The Penultimate Truth

In the future, most of humanity lives in massive underground bunkers, producing weapons for the nuclear war they've fled. Constantly bombarded by patriotic propaganda, the citizens of these industrial "anthills" believe they are waiting for the day when the war will be over and they can return aboveground. But when Nick St. James, president of one anthill, makes an unauthorized trip to the surface, what he finds is more shocking than anything he has been told.

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    Paycheck

      Philip K. Dick
Paycheck

Jennings, one of the world's most skilled electricians, wakes up to find himself getting paid a large sum of money for a two-year contract job he has just completed. His employer, the Rethrick Corporation, has erased his memory of the past two years as security measure. But when he goes to collect his paycheck, he discovers his earlier self had signed a release that replaced the money with a cloth bag filled with seemingly meaningless objects. Soon Jennings is being pursued by Security Police (SP) who demand that he tell them the nature of his work for the past two years and he realizes that he is trapped in a vast conspiracy.

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