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Philip K. Dick
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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. 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. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure... Read More

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Blade Runner (Movie-Tie-In Edition)

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: July 12, 1987
Price: $7.99

Possibly Philip K. Dick's most famous and influential work, Blade Runner (formerly titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) takes place in the year 2021, where Rick Deckard has a license to kill. Among the hordes of humans lurk several rouge androids, who Deckard has the task of "retiring." Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $15.00

Selected for Common Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University


"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."
--John Brunner

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Radio Free Albemuth

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1998
Price: $13.95

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy... Read more >

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The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick
Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings
Written by Philip K. Dick
Edited by Lawrence Sutin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $16.95

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Vintage PKD

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $11.95

In his novels and stories, which have inspired and entertained generations of readers, Philip K. Dick created a visionary, sometimes prophetic, literature of paranoia in which ordinary men and women confront the fearsome realities of a future that is often clearly recognizable.
Vintage PKD includes excerpts from the novels: VALIS, A Scanner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Vintage PKD

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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