Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

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Southern Illinois University Press, 1984 - Fiction - 261 pages
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What is human? What is a machine? How do they differ? Or do they?

 

In these 15 stories about robots and androids, Philip K. Dick asks these questions. The answers differ with each story—in the fictional world and in the exploring mind of Dick the only certainty is change—but the author establishes some guidelines: “To be human, one must maintain his intellectual and spir­itual freedom at all costs. He must refuse obedience to any ideology; he must re­main unpredictable, unfettered by pat­terns and routines.”

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Review: Robots, Androids and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick (Alternatives)

User Review  - Aaron Bruenger - Goodreads

A good collection of Dick's short stories, and a good way to get started into his works. Over all, I think Dick's writing style works better in short story form, and what is interesting is how much he ... Read full review

Review: Robots, Androids and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick (Alternatives)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

A great introduction to the work of PKD. This is a collection of short stories prefaced by a description of when the storie was written and, in some cases, what was goingo on in Dick's life when he ... Read full review

About the author (1984)

Patricia Warrick is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Center, Fox Valley.

 

Martin H. Greenberg is on the faculty of the College of Community Ser­vices at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

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