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The Best of Philip K. Dick

Dick, Philip K.; Brunner, John (ed.)

Verlag: Ballantine Books (a Division of Random House, Inc.), New York, NY, U.S.A, 1977
ISBN 10: 0345253590 / ISBN 13: 9780345253590
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Titel: The Best of Philip K. Dick

Verlag: Ballantine Books (a Division of Random House, Inc.), New York, NY, U.S.A

Erscheinungsdatum: 1977

Einband: Paperback

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Scuffed paperback with creased spine, worn edges and creased and worn leading corners. Numerous superficial scores on covers. Rear cover beginning to detach from spine with half inch-long tear at foot of spine. Age spotting to page block, inside covers and early and final pages. Light waterstains on inside front cover. Pages are significantly tanned. Creasing to upper leading corners of early pages. Text remains clear throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 301367

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Philip K. Dick didn?t predict the future? he summoned the desperate bleakness of our present directly from his fevered paranoia. Dick didn?t predict the Internet or iPhones or email or 3D printers, but rather he so thoroughly understood human nature that he could already see, even at the advent of the transistor, the way technology would alienate us from each other and from ourselves. He could see us isolated and drifting in our own private realities even before we had plugged in our ear buds. He could see, even in the earliest days of space exploration, how much of our own existence remained unexplored, and how the great black spaces between people were growing even as our universe was shrinking.

Philip K. Dick spent his first three years as a science fiction author writing shorter fiction, and in his lifetime he composed almost 150 short stories, many of which have gone on to be adapted into (slightly watered down) Hollywood blockbusters. Collected here are thirteen of his most Dickian tales, funhouse realities with trap doors and hidden compartments, the literary equivalent of optical illusions, tricks of perspective.

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