Five Great Novels

Five Great Novels An Omnibus Volume Of Five Of The Best Novels By The Most Consistently Brilliant SF Writer In The World John Brunner Dick S Tales Of Twisted Perceptions And False Realities Have Shaped Modern SF And Provided The Inspiration For Numerous Blockbuster Movies For Everyone Lost In The Endlessly Multiplicating Realities Of The Modern World, Remember Philip K Dick Got There First TERRY GILLIAMIn The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch Mankind Is Offered A Permanent Shared Illusory World When Industrialist Eldritch Introduces The Alien Drug Chew ZIn Martian Time Slip Arnie Kott And His Plumbing Union Control The Entire Water Supply On Mars But Arnie Is Poisoning The Lives Of Everyone Around Him Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep , Dick S Grim Vision Of A Bounty Hunter Stalking Renegade Replicants Through A Devastated Future Was Made Into The Film Blade Runner Ubik Crosses The Boundaries Of Life, Death And Reality With The Story Of Glen Runciter He Is Dead Or Is He As Reality Warps For Those He Left Behind Nothing Is Certain Any A Scanner Darkly Is, Perhaps Uncharacteristically For Dick, About The Dangers Of Drug Use, Drawing A Future Plagued By An Almost Hallucinatory Level Of Drug Induced ViolencePhilip K Dick , Was Born One Of Twins His Sister Died In Infancy He Lived Most Of His Life In California And Wrote Than Fifty Books In A Career Of Prodigious Productivity And Achievement The Films Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report And Paycheck Are All Based On His Stories

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

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  • Paperback
  • 839 pages
  • Five Great Novels
  • Philip K. Dick
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 9780575075818

10 thoughts on “Five Great Novels

  1. says:

    This is a compilation of five books The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Off world colonists try to forget their harsh existence through the use of hallucinogenic drugs and doll sets Interesting ideas, but also very confusing Martian Time Slip A powerful union head tries to hold on to his power by manipulating a boy who sees time differently So many unlikeable characters, it s hard to stay with this one Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep A bounty hunter attempts to find and kill a group of rogue androids A good book Ubik A group of people who can counter psychic abilities are caught in a bomb blast They then try to work out whether they are alive, or in a state of post death stasis called half life Confusing but intriguing A Scanner Darkly An undercover anti narcotics agent starts to mentally collapse while investigating a group of his own friends Again, confusing but strangely gripping Overall, a lot of Dick s work involves altered states and drug use, which can be hard to get a handle on if you have no similar first hand experiences Good books, but not entirely to my taste.

  2. says:

    Writing over 40 novels, often at breakneck speed while on various drugs, Phillip K Dick produced a lot of so so work and about 15 or so essential books Five of those essential ones are here, in a handy 840 page omnibus I m convinced now that there are two kinds of people, the kind that loves his work and can t get enough and the kind that starts crying and goes I don t get it This is terrible because I do not get it If you re one of those people, you should probably stop after a few chapters of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch and go back to cherry picking from Oprah s Book Club You ain t gonna get much from going much further.For the rest of you, this is a good way to get your weird fiction fix And if someone is bothering you on the bus, you can hit them with it It s quite a heavy book, even in paperback format Ah, PDK Is there anything you can t do

  3. says:

    I don t read much science fiction thank god but thought I d give this a bash Consists of the Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch which is well weird Martian Time Slip which is captivating and well written Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep yep the basis for Bladerunner but a lot lot better than Bladerunner in parts and also worse in others Ubik which is probably the most interesting and better developed of the five and A Scanner Darkly which is just pathetic, decrepit and not worth spending any time on and written at the height of PKD s speed power binge writing period.Reading all five has made me understand why filmmakers and Californians in particular love PKD and see him as somehow deep, man He s not In fact he s pretty shallow but the most infuriating aspect is that you can see the writer he might have become if he put an ounce of energy into the development of a half of the ideas that he spewed out onto the page in speed fuelled ravages of writing Its such a pity as you can see that he can write but that he can t be arsed to fully develop his ideas because the next one is already impingeing on his ephedrine buzz A great shame and a great loss.

  4. says:

    A great way to get into Philip K Dick s writing, with five stories that draw the reader progressively deeper into the writer s weirdly wonderful world, while dealing with the overarching theme of our humanity.

  5. says:

    Buy this Just do it

  6. says:

    Another book read a while ago but still on the to read list.I want to read everything PKD did, never boring, always entertaining and exciting.

  7. says:

    Classic Sci Fi What can I say PKD invented modern science fiction in my book And here are 5 of his best stories Yes, the Bladerunner one is there, and so is A Scanner Darkly, which is better.

  8. says:

    I can t believe I didn t know about Philip K Dick These novels are right up my alley I don t even know which I liked best, as each was so distinctive and mind altering I will say that I found Ubik a bit creepy to read before bed in a dark room by myself.

  9. says:

    Ubik is mind blowing The rest is very good.

  10. says:

    J ai juste lu Ubik

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