Philip K. Dick is best known for his novels of the 60’s and 70’s, such as Ubik, The Man in the High Castle, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Several of these novels were later made into movies, notably Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which was the basis for “Blade Runner” and A Scanner Darkly which was made into a movie of the same name, as well as short stories that served as the basis for the movies “Total Recall” and “Minority Report.” Even now, nearly twenty years after his death, a number of projects are in various stages to bring other works to the screen.
Dick had a uniquely personal style that left the reader little solid ground to stand on. His narratives were often disjointed and surreal. Some of this may have been due to his drug use and the state of his mental health. Whatever the case, his works seem to capture the mood and essence of the times they were written in. They may never have provided him with financial success during his life, but they certainly left a lasting impression on the world of science fiction.
The stories in this Resurrected Press collection, Philip K. Dick Resurrected: The Early Works of Philip K. Dick, come from an earlier period in his life, the early 50’s when he was just starting to get published. Some of them are more or less conventional science fiction stories. Some of them are not. Even in this point in his career the reader can detect hints of what was to come. It is for this reason that we offer this collection of his stories. I hope you find them as interesting as I do.
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