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.

Featured Titles:

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

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 HunterFuture Noir

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

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1956The World Jones MadeScience Fiction
1957Eye in the SkyAlternate Reality, Dystopian
1957The Cosmic PuppetsScience Fiction
1959Time Out of JointAlternate Reality
1960Vulcan's HammerScience Fiction
1962The Man in the High CastleAlternate History, Science Fiction, Speculative
1963Dr. Bloodmoney
or How We Got Along After the Bomb
Science Fiction
1964Clans of the Alphane MoonScience Fiction
1964Martian Time-SlipScience Fiction
1964The Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchScience Fiction
1966Now Wait for Last YearScience Fiction
1968Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Future Noir, Bounty Hunter, Blade Runner
1969UbikHard SF
1970A Maze of DeathMurder Mystery, Science Fiction
1970Our Friends from Frolix 8Satire, Science Fiction
1974Flow My Tears, the Policeman SaidNear Future, Science Fiction, Chase Story
1977A Scanner DarklyScience Fiction, Drug Dealing
1981The Divine InvasionScience Fiction, VALIS Trilogy
1981ValisAlternate Reality, VALIS Trilogy
1982The Transmigration of Timothy ArcherScience Fiction, VALIS Trilogy

 

 


 

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