Author(s): Philip K. Dick
This volume contains Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (filmed as 'Bladerunner'), Martian Time Slip, Ubik, The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch and A Scanner Darkly.
Taken together they represent the best of Philip K. Dick's unique imagination. In Dick's writing nothing is what it seems, our sense of the world's order is fatally undermined and mass media tells us nothing but artful lies. Films such as The Matrix and The truman Show would not have been made but for Philip K. Dick. His work has never been more timely.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.