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Philip K. Dick

Born: December 16, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Richard Philips, Jack Dowland, Horselover Fat, PKD

Connection to Illinois: Dick was born in Chicago.

Biography: Philip K. Dick was a science fiction novelist and short story writer. He wrote 36 science fiction novels, 9 realist novels and 121 short stories. He also wrote radio plays, TV outlines, screenplays, essays and poetry. His book, ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'' was adapted for the motion picture ''Blade Runner''. In all, nine of his stories were adapted into popular films including ''Total Recall'', ''A Scanner Darkly'' and ''Minority Report''.


Awards:
  • -- Hugo Award for ''The Man in the High Castle''
  • -- John W. Campbell Memorial Award for ''Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said'', 1974
  • -- Grand Prix du Festival at Metz, France for ''A Scanner Darkly'', 1979
  • -- Playboy Magazine's award for best short story for ''Frozen Journey'', 1980
  • -- Inducted as a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, 2005
  • -- Time Magazine's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 - 2006 for ''UBIK''
  • -- Inducted into Library of America, 2007

Primary Literary Genre(s): Science Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Philip K. Dick on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=philip++k.+dick


Selected Titles

A Maze of Death
ISBN: 9780547572444 OCLC: 816317106

A maze of death /
ISBN: 0679752986 OCLC: 29389404

Vintage Books, New York : 1994.

The theology in this novel is not an analog of any known religion. It stems from an attempt made by William Sarill and myself to develop an abstract, logical system of religious thought, based on the arbitrary postulate that God exists. Fourteen strangers came to Delmak-O. Thirteen of them were transferred by the usual authorities. One got there by praying. But once they arrived on that planet whose very atmosphere seemed to induce paranoia and psychosis, the newcomers found that even prayer was useless. For on Delmak-O, God is either absent or intent on destroying His creations.

A Scanner Darkly
ISBN: 1473206715 OCLC: 897023759

A scanner darkly /
ISBN: 0375424024 OCLC: 61200789

Pantheon Books, New York : ©2006.

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

Clans of the Alphane moon
ISBN: 9780547572512 OCLC: 815835603

Clans of the Alphane moon /
ISBN: 0375719288 OCLC: 48516068

Vintage, New York : 2002.

When the Alphane moon becomes an insane asylum, its inmates, left alone, form clans based on their respective psychoses, but when Earth psychologist Mary Rittersdorf attempts to rehospitalize these lunatics, they retaliate against her invasion of their privacy.

Confessions of a crap artist--Jack Isidore (of Seville, Calif.) :
ISBN: 0679741143 OCLC: 25026277

Vintage Books, New York : 1992.

Jack Isidore is a crap artist -- a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hollow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But seen through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Charlie and Juddy Hume prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's, but a great deal uglier.

  Confessions of a Crap Artist.
ISBN: 1306965799 OCLC: 884552055

Mariner Books, 2012.

Counter-clock world
ISBN: 9780547724898 OCLC: 794489780

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston : 2012, ©1995.

Dick is the American writer who in recent years has most influenced non-American poets, novelists, and essayists.--Roberto Bola & ntilde;o In Counter-Clock World, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with goodbye, blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first-but their motives are not exactly benevolent because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave. What would you do if your long-dead relatives started coming back' Who would take care of them' And what if they preferred being dead' In Counter-Clock World, one of Dick's most theological and philosophical novels, these troubling questions are addressed; though, as always, you may have to figure out the answers yourself.

Counter-clock world /
ISBN: 0375719334 OCLC: 51037006

Vintage Books, New York : 2002.

After entering the Hobart Phase in whcih time moves in reverse, the world is turned upside down as the dead are coming back to life, including Anarch Peak, a charismatic religious leader with a fanatical following, whose resurrection could have awesome ramifications for the entire world.

Deus Irae
ISBN: 9780575134096 OCLC: 855703687

In the years following World War III, a new and powerful faith has arisen from a scorched and poisoned Earth, a faith that embraces the architect of world wide devastation. The Servants of Wrath have deified Carlton Lufteufel and re-christened him the Deus Irae. In the small community of Charlottesville, Utah, Tibor McMasters, born without arms or legs, has, through an array of prostheses, established a far-reaching reputation as an inspired painter. When the new church commissions a grand mural depicting the Deus Irae, it falls upon Tibor to make a treacherous journey to find the man, to find the god, and capture his terrible visage for posterity.

Deus Irae /
ISBN: 1400030072 OCLC: 2188373

In the years following World War III, a new and powerful faith has arisen from a scorched and poisoned Earth, a faith that embraces the architect of world wide devastation. The Servants of Wrath have deified Carlton Lufteufel and re-christened him the Deus Irae. In the small community of Charlottesville, Utah, Tibor McMasters, born without arms or legs, has, through an array of prostheses, established a far-reaching reputation as an inspired painter. When the new church commissions a grand mural depicting the Deus Irae, it falls upon Tibor to make a treacherous journey to find the man, to find the god, and capture his terrible visage for posterity.

  Do androids dream of electric sheep?
ISBN: 9781444839883 OCLC: 1076613980

January 2021: World War Terminus has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction. Living creatures are prized and coveted possessions; for people who can't afford one, companies construct incredible mechanical animals, to be passed off as natural by their new owners. They've even built humanoids who are just as convincing... When bounty hunter Rick Deckard, owner of an electric sheep, is instructed to track down and 'retire' six human-style androids that went rogue, he's glad of the job - he'd love to be able to afford a real animal again. But then he himself is accused of being an 'andy'...

Do androids dream of electric sheep? /
ISBN: 0194792226 OCLC: 213108552

Dr Bloodmoney
ISBN: 9781473201682 OCLC: 861648352

Dr. Bloodmoney /
ISBN: 0375719296 OCLC: 48516066

Vintage Books, New York : 2002, ©1965.

Dr. Bloodmoney is a post-nuclear holocaust novel filled with a host of memorable characters: Hoppy Harrington, a deformed mutant with telekinetic powers; Walt Dangerfield, a selfless disc jockey stranded in a satellite circling the globe; Dr. Bluthgeld, the megalomaniac physicist largely responsible for the decimated state of the world; and Stuart McConchie and Bonny Keller, two unremarkable people bent on the survival of goodness in a world devastated by evil.

Dr. Futurity /
ISBN: 1400030099 OCLC: 57392237

Vintage, New York : 2005.

"Jim Parsons is a talented doctor, skilled at the most advanced medical techniques and dedicated to saving lives. But after a bizarre road accident leaves him hundreds of years in the future, Parsons is horrified to discover an incredibly advanced civilization that zealously embraces death."--Back cover.

Eye in the sky
ISBN: 9780547572543 OCLC: 51969236

Vintage, New York : 2003.

Caught in a laboratory accident at the Belmont Bevatron, Jack Hamiliton and his seven companions awaken to find themselves trapped in a bizarre fantasy world dominated by instant plagues, immediate damnation, and death to all perceived infidels, and must make their way through the perils of this world and three other fantastical universes to make their way home. While sightseeing at the Belmont Bevatron, Jack Hamilton, along with seven others, is caught in a lab accident. When he regains consciousness, he is in a fantasy world of Old Testament morality gone awry, a place of instant plagues, immediate damnations, and death to all perceived infidels. Hamilton figures out how he and his compatriots can escape this world and return to their own, but first they must pass through three other vividly fantastical worlds, each more perilous and hilarious than the one before. 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.

Galactic Pot-healer
ISBN: 0547999542 OCLC: 843079118

A powerful and enigmatic alien recruits humans and aliens to help it restore a sunken cathedral in this touching and hilarious novel. Sometimes even gods need help. In Galactic Pot-Healer that god is an alien creature known as The Glimmung, which looks alternately like a flaming wheel, a teenage girl, and a swirling mass of ocean life. In order to raise a sunken city, he summons beings from across the galaxy to Plowman's Planet. Joe Fernwright is one of those summoned, needed for his skills at pot-healing-repairing broken ceramics. But from the moment Joe arrives on Plowman's Planet, things start to go awry. Told as only Philip K. Dick can, Galactic Pot-Healer is a wildly funny tale of aliens, gods, and ceramics.

Galactic pot-healer /
ISBN: 0679752978 OCLC: 29389395

Vintage Books, New York : 1994.

The Glimmung wants Joe Fernwright. Fernwright is a pot-healer - a repairer of ceramics - in a drably utilitarian future where such skills have little value. The Glimmung is a being that looks something like a gyroscope, something like a teenaged girl, and something like the contents of an ocean. What's more, it may be divine. And, like certain gods of old Earth, it has a bad temper. What could an omnipresent and seemingly omnipotent entity want with a humble pot-healer? Or with the dozens of other odd creatures it has lured to Plowman's Planet? And if the Glimmung is a god, are its ends positive or malign? Combining quixotic adventure, spine-chilling horror, and deliriously paranoid theology, Galactic Pot-Healer is a uniquely Dickian voyage to alternate worlds of the imagination.

  Gather yourselves together /
ISBN: 1878914057 OCLC: 32049351

WCS Books ; Herndon, Va. : ©1994.

  Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
ISBN: 9781473209572 OCLC: 915120524

Set in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1950s, Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is a tragicomedy of misunderstandings among used car dealers and real-estate salesmen: the small-time, struggling individuals for whom Philip K. Dick always reserved his greatest sympathy. Jim Fergesson, an elderly garage owner with a heart condition, is about to sell up and retire; Al Miller is a somewhat feckless mechanic who sublets part of Jim's lot and finds his livelihood threatened by the decision to sell; Chris Harman is a record company owner who for years has relied on Fergesson to maintain his cars. When Harman hears of Fergesson's impending retirement he tips him off to what he says is a cast-iron business proposition: a development in nearby Marin County with an opening for a garage. Al Miller, though, is convinced that Harman is a crook, out to fleece Fergesson of his life's savings. As much as he resents Fergesson he can't bear to see that happen and - denying to himself all the time what he is doing - he sets out to thwart Harman.

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland /
ISBN: 0765316919 OCLC: 132585480

Tor, New York : 2007.

In 1950s San Francisco, elderly garage owner Jim Ferguson prepares to retire and sell his business, but when he is offered the deal of a lifetime by record-company owner Chris Harman, Al Miller, one of Jim's mechanics who thinks that Harman is a crook, sets out to protect his mentor.

In Milton Lumky territory /
ISBN: 0765316951 OCLC: 176972356

Milton Lumky territory is both an area of the western USA and a psychic terrain: the world and world-view of the traveling salesman. The story takes place in Boise, Idaho, with some extraordinary long-distance driving sequences in which our hero (young Bruce Stevens) drives from Boise to San Francisco, to Reno, to Pocatello, to Seattle, and back to Boise in search of a good deal on some wholesale typewriters. He falls under the spell of an attractive older woman (who used to be his school teacher).

Lies, Inc. /
ISBN: 1400030080 OCLC: 53306621

Vintage Books, New York : 2004.

In the final, expanded version of the novella The Unteleported Man, Rachmael ben Applebaum becomes suspicious of the plan to reduce Earth's overpopulation by teleporting people to a colony on a distant planet and embarks on an eighteen-year voyage to that planet to see if anyone wants to return.

  Martian time-slip
ISBN: 9780547572574 OCLC: 772099614

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, Mass. : 2012.

Mars... a planet for exiles, drifters, and psychics, who would otherwise be executed. One such psychic is a ten-year-old boy named Manfred, a boy so powerful he not only looks into the future, but can send people there. But with the turbulent politics of Mars, that future might not be any better than the present. -- Publisher's website.

Martian time-slip /
ISBN: 0679761675 OCLC: 31520062

Vintage Books, New York : 1995.

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.

Mary and the Giant
ISBN: 9781473206724 OCLC: 1013816960

Mary and the giant /
ISBN: 0575074663 OCLC: 58052731

Gollancz, London : 2005.

  Nick & the glimmung.
ISBN: 0330314742 OCLC: 650338942

Piper Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 1990.

Nick and the Glimmung
ISBN: 9780575132993 OCLC: 1083737417

Now wait for last year
ISBN: 9780547572314 OCLC: 773583583

Mariner Books, Boston : 2011.

Earth is in the crossfire of a war between two alien civilizations. Dr. Eric Sweetscent has seen Earth's harrowing future and now questions whether to attempt to change it.

Now wait for last year /
ISBN: 0679742204 OCLC: 27073107

Vintage Books, New York : 1993.

A world leader uses his strange ability to die repeatedly and be brought back to life to ward off a global catastrophe.

Our friends from Frolix 8
ISBN: 9780547725765 OCLC: 846987230

Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston ; 2013.

This satirical adventure from Philip K. Dick deals with issues of power, class, and politics, set in a world ruled by big-brained elites. In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn't wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals, with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to go with the flow and eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the furthest reaches of space. And he's brought help: a giant, indestructible alien.

Our friends from Frolix 8 /
ISBN: 0375719342 OCLC: 51865218

Vintage Books, New York : 2003.

  Puttering about in a small land
ISBN: 9780575132061 OCLC: 892706745

When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs Alt's school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s. As Roger, Virginia, Chic and Liz orbit each other in ever-decaying circles, their lives threaten to run out of control.

Puttering about in a small land /
ISBN: 0897333845 OCLC: 12371493

Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, Ill. : 1985.

When Roger and Virginia Lindahl enroll their son Gregg in school their marriage is already in deep trouble. Chic and Liz Bonner also enroll their two sons in the school. The meeting of the two families creates a series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s.

  Radio Free Albemuth
ISBN: 9781480594470 OCLC: 968797334

In an alternate version of 1969 America, the country is sliding toward fascism, and a record executive named Nicholas Brady is receiving transmissions from a godlike entity who apparently wants him to overthrow the president.

Radio Free Albemuth /
ISBN: 0679781374 OCLC: 12103118

It is 1969, and a paranoid president has convulsed America in a vicious war against imaginary internal enemies. As the country slides into fascism, a struggling science-fiction writer named Philip K. Dick is trying to keep from becoming one of that war's casualties. Meanwhile, Dick's best friend, a record executive named Nicholas Brady, is receiving transmissions from a God-like extraterrestrial intelligence, which he dubs Valis, who apparently wants him to overthrow the president.

Selected stories of Philip K. Dick
ISBN: 9780544040540 OCLC: 802691565

This collection contains twenty-one stories that span the iconoclastic science fiction writer's entire career.

Solar lottery
ISBN: 9780547760407 OCLC: 808341635

Mariner Books, Boston : 2012, ©1955.

In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever-it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win.

Solar lottery /
ISBN: 0575074558 OCLC: 56468661

Gollancz, London : 2003.

The Broken Bubble
ISBN: 9780575133099 OCLC: 893658316

  The broken bubble.
ISBN: 0586090665 OCLC: 59833374

Paladin, 1991.

The cosmic puppets
ISBN: 9780547724881 OCLC: 864310303

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York : 2012.

Following an inexplicable urge, Ted Barton returns to his idyllic Virginia hometown for a vacation, but when he gets there, he is shocked to discover that the town has utterly changed. The stores and houses are all different and he doesn't recognize anybody. The mystery deepens when he checks the town's historical records ... and reads that he died nearly twenty years earlier. As he attempts to uncover the secrets of the town, Barton is drawn deeper into the puzzle, and into a supernatural battle that could decide the fate of the universe.

The cosmic puppets /
ISBN: 1400030056 OCLC: 52806329

Mariner Books, New York : 2003.

The crack in space /
ISBN: 1400030064 OCLC: 56617165

Vintage, New York : 2005.

A repairman discovers that a hole in a faulty Jifi-scuttler leads to a parallel world. Jim Briskin, campaigning to be the first black president of the United States, thinks alter-Earth is the solution to the chronic overpopulation that has seventy million people cryogenically frozen; Tito Cravelli, a shadowy private detective, wants to know why Dr Lurton Sands is hiding his mistress on the planet; billionaire mutant George Walt wants to make the empty world all his own. But when the other earth turns out to be inhabited, everything changes.

The divine invasion
ISBN: 9780547601199 OCLC: 773582835

Mariner Books, Boston : 2011.

God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle novel of Dick's VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know-even God himself.

The divine invasion /
ISBN: 0679734457 OCLC: 22957113

Vintage Books, New York : 1991.

What if God--or a being called Yah--were alive and in exile on a distant planet? How could a second coming succeed against the high technology and finely tuned rationalized evil of the modern police state? --P. [4] of cover.

  The game-players of Titan Phillip K. Dick.
ISBN: 0586209719 OCLC: 60066124

The game-players of Titan /
ISBN: 0679740651 OCLC: 25009528

Having just lost Berkeley and his wife in a game of Bluff, a bizarre game that has become a blinding obsession for the last inhabitants of Earth, Pete Garden prepares to play his next opponent, who isn't even human, for stakes that are much higher.

  The Ganymede takeover
ISBN: 9780575133129 OCLC: 880364223

Gollancz, London : 2014, ©1967.

Earth has been taken over by the Ganymedians, a race of telepathic worm-like aliens whose instinct for survival has overridden any human attempt to resist their rule. But there is one man who may have discovered a way to defeat them. Dr Balkani has created a machine which distorts reality, and therefore will allow a determined human to avoid the Ganymedians' telepathic oversight. But there is one problem - Balkani is a worm-kisser, a servant of the invaders, and may not allow his invention to be used against them...

The man who japed
ISBN: 9780547572536 OCLC: 744294214

Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules, no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs, all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of messaging to the public. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the government's founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcell's closet. In this buttoned-up society, maybe all a revolution needs is one really great prank ...

The man who japed /
ISBN: 0375719350 OCLC: 49525870

Vintage Books, New York : 2002.

Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules, no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs, all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of public messages. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the government's founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcell's closet. In this buttoned-up society, maybe all a revolution needs is one really great prank.

  The man whose teeth were all exactly alike
ISBN: 9781480594272 OCLC: 864091174

Brilliance Audio, Grand Haven, MI : 2014.

A civic-minded, liberal Jewish real-estate agent envisions high profits in the wake of a discovery of Neanderthal bones in his California selling area.

The man whose teeth were all exactly alike /
ISBN: 0765323060 OCLC: 243544446

Tor, New York : 2009.

A civic-minded, liberal Jewish real-estate agent envisions high profits in the wake of a discovery of Neanderthal bones in his California selling area.

The penultimate truth
ISBN: 9780547601359 OCLC: 785573967

Mariner Books, Boston : 2011.

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 above ground. 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 could imagine.

The penultimate truth /
ISBN: 1400030110 OCLC: 53306641

Vintage Books, New York : 2004.

"What if you discovered that everything you knew about the world was a lie? That's the question at the heart of Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel about political oppression, the show business of politics, and the sinister potential of the military-industrial complex. This wry, paranoid thriller imagines a future in which the earth has been ravaged, and cities are burnt-out wastelands too dangerous for human life. Americans have been shipped underground, where they toil in crowded industrial anthills and receive a steady diet of inspiring speeches from a president who never seems to age. Nick St. James, like the rest of the masses, believes in the words of his leaders.

The shifting realities of Philip K. Dick :
ISBN: 0679747877 OCLC: 35274535

Philip K. Dick was both our most brilliant science fiction writer and a visionary philosopher who chose to couch his speculations in fiction. For, as he wrote about androids and virtual reality, schizophrenic prophets and amnesiac gods, Dick was also posing fundamental questions: What is reality? What is sanity? And what is human? This unprecedented collection of Dick’s literary and philosophical writings acquaints us with the astonishing range and eloquence of his lifelong inquiry. The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick includes autobiography, critiques of science fiction, and dizzyingly provocative essays such as “The Android and the Human” and “If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others.” Readers will also find two chapters of a proposed sequel to Dick’s award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle and selections from the metaphysical Exegesis that inspired his classic VALIS. Witty, erudite, and exploding with intellectual shrapnel, this is the last testament of an American original. This collection confirms Dick’s reputation as one of the foremost imaginative thinkers of the twentieth century -- Provided by the publisher.

The simulacra /
ISBN: 0375719261 OCLC: 48516072

Vintage Books, New York : 2002.

Set in the middle of the twenty-first century, "Simulacra" is the story of an America where the whole government is a fraud and 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 Kongrossian refuses to see anyone because he is convinced his body odor is lethal. And the fascistic Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government. With wonderful aplomb, Philip K. Dick brings this story to a crashing conclusion and in classic fashion shows there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.

  The Simulacra.
ISBN: 9781501289484 OCLC: 911067576

Brilliance Audio 2015.

  The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
ISBN: 9781780220406 OCLC: 796279680

Phoenix, London : 2012.

Classics. Science fiction. In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch.

The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch /
ISBN: 0679736662 OCLC: 23652193

Vintage Books, New York : 1991.

In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

  The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
ISBN: 1473206693 OCLC: 897023611

The transmigration of Timothy Archer /
ISBN: 0679734449 OCLC: 22957095

Vintage Books, New York : 1991.

Bishop Timothy Archer, formerly a lawyer, searches for God by means of mysticism, seances, and a quest for the source of records--written earlier than the Bible--of Christ's life on earth.

The unteleported man /
ISBN: 042506252X OCLC: 9720262

Berkley, New York : ©1983.

The world Jones made
ISBN: 9780547572659 OCLC: 744294233

Mariner Books, Boston : 2012.

Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortune-teller at a post-apocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may just be able to force society away from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hitman on his tail--

The world Jones made /
ISBN: 0679742190 OCLC: 27108515

Vintage Books, New York : 1993.

Floyd Jones rises from carnival fortune teller to postnuclear messiah when he finds he has the ability to make people dream again in a world where dreaming is illegal.

  The Zap Gun
ISBN: 9781455881758 OCLC: 775408728

Brilliance Audio Lib Edn 2012.

The zap gun /
ISBN: 0375719369 OCLC: 49550352

Vintage Books, New York : 2002.

  Time out of joint
ISBN: 9780547572581 OCLC: 785722003

Mariner Books, Boston : 2012.

Ragle Gumm thinks that it is 1959, that he lives in a small town, and that he is a whiz at newspaper puzzle contests. A series of hallucinations make him begin to doubt all of these things.

Time out of joint /
ISBN: 037571927X OCLC: 49550600

Vintage Books, New York : 2002.

Ragle Gumm thinks that it is 1959, that he lives in a small town, and that he is a whiz at newspaper puzzle contests. A series of hallucinations make him begin to doubt all of these things.

Ubik /
ISBN: 8498003180 OCLC: 229459653

La Factoría de Ideas, Madrid : ©2007.

UBIK.
ISBN: 1474607438 OCLC: 991243129

WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, [S.l.] : 2017.

Valis
ISBN: 9781780220390 OCLC: 778274730

Phoenix, London : 2012.

VALIS is a theological detective story in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. The schizophrenic hero, a Dick alter-ego named Horselover Fat, begins receiving revelatory visions through a burst of pink laser light from a mysterious intelligence that calls itself VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System). As a coterie of religious seekers forms to explore these messages, they are led to a rock musician's estate, where a two-year old Messianic figure named Sophia confirms that an ancient, mechanical intelligence orbiting the earth has been guiding their discoveries. Mixing Gnostic Christianity with Dick's own strange philosophy, Valis is as funny and surprising as it is eye-opening.

VALIS /
ISBN: 0679734465 OCLC: 22957106

Vintage Books, New York : 1991.

Horselover Fat begins receiving what he considers to be divine revelations that imply extraterrestrial forces are interfering in the affairs of the Earth.

Vulcan's hammer
ISBN: 9780547725789 OCLC: 857066874

Mariner Books, Boston : 2012.

After the twentieth century's devastating series of wars, the world's governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don't like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

Vulcan's hammer /
ISBN: 1400030129 OCLC: 54974482

Vintage Books, New York : 2004.

Confronted by a dangerous movement of religious fanatics and challenges to its authorities, the Vulcan 3, an objective, unbiased, and hyperrational computer that dictates policy for all citizens--an omnipotent technological wonder that evolved out of chaos and war--could prove to be human civilization's worst nightmare.

We can build you /
ISBN: 067975296X OCLC: 29428716

Vintage Books, New York : 1994.

Louis Rosen and his partners sell people--ingeniously designed, historically authentic simulacra of personages such as Edwin M. Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. The problem is that the only prospective buyer is a rapacious billionaire whose plans for the simulacra could land Louis in jail. Then there's the added complication that someone--or something--like Abraham Lincoln may not want to be sold. Is an electronic Lincoln any less alive than his creators? Is a machine that cares and suffers inferior to the woman Louis loves--a borderline psychopath who does neither? With irresistible momentum, intelligence, and wit, Philip K. Dick creates an arresting techno-thriller that suggests a marriage of Bladerunner and Barbarians at the Gate.

  We Can Build You.
ISBN: 9781501289507 OCLC: 911067830

Brilliance Audio 2015.

 

 

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