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The Unreconstructed M and Other Stories

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What if...a machine could murder one person while implicating another for the crime? An alien being looked like livestock but spoke like a philosopher? Earth was ruined by war, and Mars was humanity's only hope? Robots were created to wage an unending war on the ravaged surface of Earth while man hid underground? Peeking into the future showed a worse result with each look ...more
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Published December 7th 2015 by Audio Books by Mike Vendetti
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Catherine Steele
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Almost very female character is portrayed as weak, if they appeared at all in the stories. There was also A LOT of smoking. Both are signs of the time in which these stories were written (early to mid-50s). The stories themselves were okay. Not great, but entertaining. The plot is there, but the build-up and follow-through is missing....the stuff that gives a great book depth and complexity.
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Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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An Excellent Introduction into the Worlds of PKD

DISCLAIMER: I received this copy from the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

If you have never read any PKD, this is an excellent collection to start with! It provides a variety of short stories that range from supernatural horror to science fiction.

A word of caution, most of these stories are 60-odd years old, and feel dated both in social convention and reader impact. However,
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Terri
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Nature of Reality (Audiobook)
How could I have missed out on the pleasure of the incredibly talented Philip K. Dick before now? This is the first collection of his works that I have listened to and I am not really sure how I missed reading some of his 44 published novels or ~121 short stories before. But... I have seen most of the 11 popular films (Total Recall, Minority Report, Impostor, Paycheck...) based on his works. Check out Wikipedia for a list of his works and adaptations of his work
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George
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been meaning to read some Philip K. Dick for a while, so I was very pleased to stumble across this selection of his short stories in audio format. This audiobook consists of about 13 different short stories, ranging from from topics of space-based sci-fi to "angels" and death to robot-filled Dystopian and Utopian futures. I'd recommend it if you are a Philip K. Dick fan looking for more or a neophyte looking for an introduction to Philip K. Dick.
DannyDale
Feb 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Woeful. I admire this novelist, but these space opera stories are just hopeless. The reader is dreadful, as well. To be avoided.
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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