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Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us—or fail to mak ...more
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Published November 2nd 2015 by Brilliance Audio
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Kat  Hooper
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Philip K. Dick wrote 121 short stories over his career, mostly for science fiction magazines. Subterranean Press has been collecting them in chronological order over several volumes. The first volume, The King of the Elves, contained 22 stories spanning the years 1947-1952. This second volume, Adjustment Team, covers the years 1952-1953 and includes 27 stories with notes that make up approximately 488 pages.

Many of these stories use themes that were common
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Paul Spence
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The second volume of this new edition of the collected stories of Philip K. Dick contains some 26 stories from the early period of his career. Written in 1952 and 1953, they represent an astonishing outpouring of talent.

This kind of productivity was by no means unique for scriveners of the period. Writers working for the last of the pulps and newly burgeoning digest fiction magazines, especially those mired in low-end markets, had to produce at a frantic pace if they hoped to earn even a margina
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Chris Hall
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me over 2 years to finish this but it was well worth it.
Kevin Page
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave the first volume of this collection a 5-star rating. I thought this collection was also very good (and a must-read for any true PKD fan), but maybe not quite as near perfect as the first? I don't know: really splitting subjective hairs here. I like these stories and would recommend reading them (or listening to them on Audible, as I did).
Lexi
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
The stories are weird and interesting and creative and depressing. Meaning: I liked them! Often a little dated (i.e. subtly sexist), not too surprisingly. The movie was also fun for the first 90%. Always love Anthony Mackie and almost always love Matt Damon but, WOW, the ending is cheesy and dumb.

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Josh
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is almost the same set of short stories as a different collection I had previously read, except for second variety and the adjustment team.

There's some fluctuation in quality between stories, but overall it's definitely an enjoyable read. And second variety really is a great story, even knowing the plot and ending to the story before starting.
Rob Hermanowski
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the second of five volumes of the complete short stories of Philip K. Dick. His writing has clearly matured, and many of the stories here touch on the familiar PKD themes of what it means to be human, and is the reality we perceive actually real at all? Cosmic, man!
Andrew
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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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