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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

“Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

A collection of short stories by the very well known sci-fi author, Philip K. Dick. There are many well known stories in here like Minority Report, and We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (short story Total Recall based on) but lots of other more unknown works too.

I recently watched the 2017 TV series ““Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams”", which prompted me to read this short story collection. It was interesting to read short stories, after already watching the TV shows, and movies they inspired. It’s interesting to see what gets added and changed once a short story becomes a movie or TV show.

List of the stories in this collection and the movies/TV shows they inspired

  • Beyond Lies the Wub
  • Roog
  • Paycheck (movie: Paycheck (2003))
  • Second Variety (movie: Screamers (1995))
  • Imposter
  • The King of the Elves
  • Adjustment Team (inspiration for ““The Adjustment Bureau”” movie)
  • Foster, You’re Dead (Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams E09 - ““Safe and Sound”")
  • Upon the Dull Earth
  • Autofac (Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams E08 - ““Autofac”")
  • The Minority Report (turned into movie of the same name)
  • The Days of Perky Pat
  • Precious Artifact
  • A Game of Unchance
  • We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (movie ““Total Recall”” (1990) and (2012))
  • Faith of our Fathers
  • The Electric Ant
  • A Little Something for Us Tempunauts
  • The Exit Door Leads In
  • Rautavaara’s Case
  • I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

Overall this was a good selection of stories and they weren’t too long. There were a few clunky ones in there, but still they were amusing for me. The title of this book is pretty lame, and so is the cover art but that’s just me being nit picky.

Rating: ★★★★ Book #103 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #BookReview #Books #SciFi #ShortStory #PhilpKDick”,

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