Authors > Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick began his career writing short stories for magazines such as Amazing, Future, Galaxy, If, Imagination, and Science Fiction Stories. It was through the short story format that Dick was able to develop his unique story telling voice and his creative imagination.

His writing career included dozens novels, and hundreds of short stories, before his death in 1982. The best of his material is arguably some of the best science fiction ever written. With aspirations to reach the mainstream literary market, Philip K. Dick stories often take place in sci-fi settings but quickly expand to cover mainstream topics of politics, morality and ethics, history, horror, religion, mystery, and his grand theme of what it means to be human.

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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.

Year: 1962     Genre: Alternate HistoryScience FictionSpeculative Fiction

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . .

Year: 1968     Genre: Bounty HunterPost ApocalypseScience Fiction

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Jason Taverner--world-famous talk show host and man-about-town--wakes up one day to find that no one knows who he is--including the vast databases of the totalitarian government. And in a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner has no choice but to go on the run with a host of shady characters, including crooked cops and dealers of alien drugs. But do they know more than they are letting on? And just how can a person's identity be erased overnight?

Year: 1974     Genre: Chase StoryNear FutureScience Fiction

 

Stand Alone Novels

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Own Read Rating WishYear TitleGenres & Tags

-- -- -- --1956The World Jones MadeScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1957Eye in the SkyAlternate RealityDystopian
-- -- -- --1957The Cosmic PuppetsScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1959Time Out of JointAlternate Reality
-- -- -- --1960Vulcan's HammerScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1962The Man in the High CastleAlternate HistoryScience FictionSpeculative Fiction
-- -- -- --1963Dr. BloodmoneyScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1964Clans of the Alphane MoonScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1964Martian Time-SlipScience Fiction, Mars
-- -- -- --1964The Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchScience Fiction, Mars
-- -- -- --1966Now Wait for Last YearScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1968Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Bounty HunterPost ApocalypseScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1969UbikHard SF
-- -- -- --1970A Maze of DeathFebruaryMurder MysteryScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1970Our Friends from Frolix 8SatireScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1974Flow My Tears, the Policeman SaidChase StoryNear FutureScience Fiction
-- -- -- --1977A Scanner DarklyDrug DealingScience Fiction

 

SERIES: VALIS Trilogy

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Own Read Rating WishYear # Title Genres & Tags

-- -- -- --19811ValisAlternate Reality
-- -- -- --19812The Divine InvasionScience Fiction
-- -- -- --19823The Transmigration of Timothy ArcherScience Fiction