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The Golden Man

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The Golden Man;
Return Match;
The King of the Elves;
The Mold of Yancy;
Not By Its Cover;
The Little Black Box;
The Unreconstructed M;
The War with the Fnools;
The Last of the Masters;
A Game of Unchance;
Sales Pitch;
Precious Artifact;
Small Town;
The Pre-Persons.
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published 1986 by Methuen (first published 1980)
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Tasmiah26 Chowdhury
I only read The Golden Man, for school. But i think it was a pretty good, short, sci-fi, story. Well at least the idea/theme of the story was - i really cant think of a word. But you know, it was pretty good i guess. Anyway, i only typed this to let people know that i only read The Golden Man, so yeah
I only read The Golden Man. It was interesting. Not at all like the movie that was based on it: Next.
The Golden man is a collection of short stories. Originally these stories appeared in a variety of magazines, therefore don't waste time looking for an overarching theme connecting all. If one longs for such a connection, the one item that binds them all is the author: Philip K. Dick. Tales that old readers will enjoy while serving as an excellent primer on PKD to the new. Weather one finds their characters investigating a crime case on Earth or lugging a barrel of water on Mars PKD never ceases ...more
Meala Brousil
From "based on movies" I always saw Dick as visionary and clever writer, but never actually read something from him. This collection of early short stories, although amazingly constructed, is so idealogically distant for me, I just cannot recommend it. It was unpleasant eye-opener, which makes Philip K. Dick look like babbling TV preacher.
a great, if brief, parable of the superman. in inimitable Dick style.
interesting collection of old stories. for fans only i think.
With this book I have discovered PKD in 1989...
everyone needs more dick in their life
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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Di ...more
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