Second Variety

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Citadel Press, 1991 - Fiction - 414 pages
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Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.

This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include Second Variety, Foster, You're Dead and The Father-Thing, and many others.

"A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection." -- Kirkus

"The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring." -- The Washington Post

"More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds." -- Wall Street Journal

 

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Contents

FAIR GAME
1
THE EYES HAVE IT
27
THE TURNING WHEEL
57
THELASTOFTHEMASTERS
75
THE FATHERTHING
101
TONY AND THE BEETLES
123
To SERVE THE MASTER
145
THE CRAWLERS
167
FOSTER YOURE DEAD
221
PAY FOR THE PRINTER
239
WAR VETERAN
253
THE CHROMIUM FENCE
291
MlSADJUSTMENT
305
A WORLD OFTALENT
321
PSIMAN HEAL MY CHILD
353
SECOND VARIETY
373

SHELL GAME
189
UPON THE DULL EARTH
203
NOTES
411
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About the author (1991)

Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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