Thanks to the release of the Blade Runner movie in , as well as the series Philip K. Given the recent influx of adaptations of his work, it's clear Dick's vision of the future continues to captivate us. Nearly 40 years after his death, his vivid dystopian worlds and messages about human nature still compel readers. Here are Philip K. Dick books that every sci-fi fan must read. Philip K.
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He produced 44 published novels and approximately short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His work was concerned with questions surrounding the nature of reality , perception , human nature , and identity. He began publishing science fiction stories in His stories initially found little commercial success,  but his alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle earned Dick early acclaim, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel. Dick
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Had he lived an easier life, Philip K. For evidence, look no further than the persistent availability of his backlist: nearly everything he ever published—44 novels and more than short stories—remains in print in multiple formats. Add to that the fact that more than a dozen films have been adapted from his work, not to mention a trio of TV series, and his influence on the genre—and generations of writers who followed in his wake —in undeniable. Dick wrote ceaselessly—perhaps obsessively—producing a whole shelf of novels that are frequently confounding. Add to Bag. Set in an alternate universe wherein the Nazis and Imperial Japan won World War II and the United States is split into two puppet states between the two, the novel features a fictional novel describing an alternate-alternative universe where the Germans and Japanese lost Word War II, and concerns a flood of counterfeit antiques and resolves to the question of whether the reality perceived by the characters is the truth or not. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The classic that inspired Blade Runner is a masterful commentary on what it means to be human, what it means to have sentience, and where the modern-day lifestyle and approach might lead us.
In , Ridley Scott loosely adapted Philip K. But where to start? Over the course of a prolific career, which often involved writing non-stop for weeks at a time, and nurturing a penchant for mindbending plots and unusual religious imagery, Dick assembled a staggering body of work, including countless short stories and a whole bookshelf full of novels. Needless to say, he can be a little daunting for a neophyte. Add to Bag.