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The Golden Man

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  846 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

- The Golden Man (1954)
- Return Match (1967)
- The King of the Elves (1953)
- The Mold of Yancy (1955)
- Not By Its Cover (1968)
- The Little Black Box (1964)
- The Unreconstructed M (1957)
- The War with the Fnools (1964)
- The Last of the Masters (1954)
- Meddler (1954)
- A Game of Unchance (1964)
- Sales Pitch (1954)
- Precious Artifact (1964)
- Small Town (1954)
- The Pr
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published 1986 by Methuen (first published February 1980)
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Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mark Hurst did an excellent job of editing this collection--these 15 stories work well together in terms of varying in length, style, and subject matter. They cover familiar PKD territory--the dangers of time-travel, the possibility of our planet being invaded by idiots ("fnools"), religion as politics, objects and toys being other than what they seem, and the danger of us becoming Eisenhower clones. The final story is perhaps the only sci-fi story ("The Pre-Persons") I've ever read from a pro-l ...more
Tasmiah26 Chowdhury
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
everyone needs more dick in their life
Terence Blake
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Meala Brousil
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
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.
Paul Weimer
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent narration of a chilling and interesting Philip K Dick story.
Elizabeth Ponds
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I only read The Golden Man. It was interesting. Not at all like the movie that was based on it: Next.
this is such an amazing story and one of great depth in my opinion. how it was made into such a bad movie like "Next" is beyond me when one could get so much more from just the setting alone. please read the story, dont watch the movie.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
1 star due to the anti-abortion dystopia story included here. gross, phil.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5/5 stars
Grant Johnson
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So basically PKD created the X-Men like ten years before X-Men first appeared? He’s still proving that he was light years ahead and we’re all just catching up to him (or at least trying to).
Juan Luis García-Alonso
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Es una pena no poder leer más cosas de Philip K. Dick.
Άννα Μακρή
Τα περισσότερα διηγήματα αυτής της συλλογής είχαν κάτι ενδιαφέρον. Τρία, τουλάχιστον, θα τα θυμάμαι για καιρό. Τα περισσότερα, παρόλα αυτά, δεν τα απόλαυσα πραγματικά. Είχαν αυτό το στυλ γραφής που με έχει κρατήσει μέχρι τώρα μακριά από την Ε.Φ. Ψυχρό, στεγνό, κάπως βαρετό μέχρι την τελική αποκάλυψη (όχι σαν το Ηλεκτρικό Πρόβατο, που το ευχαριστιέσαι από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία γραμμή).
Maria Savina
Я не феминистка, но эта книга унижает женщин
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pkd
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
Ben G
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You will not find a better Introduction to the span and scope of PKD's writing. His themes of human fallibility, desire and philosophical meditations on the mind, self and their relationship to reality makes this truly masterful science fiction in my opinion.
Ілля Слаба
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very intersted idea. Not more.
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Muy buena historia corta de ciencia ficcion, para la gente que le da miedo el género de ciencia ficción se lo recomiendo porque se lee en apenas un rato y es muy amena.
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
a great, if brief, parable of the superman. in inimitable Dick style.
Joseph Griggs
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting short story dealing with humanities reaction to human genetic evolution. I'd recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Philip K Dick.
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
With this book I have discovered PKD in 1989...
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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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“Death makes me mad. Human and animal suffering make me mad; whenever one of my cats dies I curse God and I mean it; I feel fury at him. I'd like to get him here where I could interrogate him, tell him that I think the world is screwed up, that man didn't sin and fall but was pushed -- which is bad enough -- but was then sold the lie that he is basically sinful, which I know he is not.” 1 likes
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