Philip K. Dick

Easton Press Philip Dick books

The Man in the High Castle - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1988
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Masterpieces of Science Fiction  - 2008


Author Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick, known as Philip K. Dick, was born on December 16, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, and became one of the most influential and prolific science fiction writers of the 20th century. His life and work are characterized by a blend of visionary storytelling, philosophical exploration, and a deep fascination with the nature of reality. Growing up in California, Dick showed an early interest in writing and began submitting stories to pulp magazines while still in high school. His first published short story, Roog, appeared in 1953. However, it was with the publication of his novel Solar Lottery in 1955 that he gained recognition as a science fiction writer. Dick's works often delved into themes of identity, consciousness, authoritarianism, and the nature of reality. His exploration of these topics was both imaginative and thought-provoking, earning him a reputation as a visionary author. In 1962, his novel The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award, and it remains one of his most celebrated works.

One of Philip K. Dick's defining characteristics was his ability to blur the lines between reality and illusion. Many of his works, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968), which inspired the film Blade Runner, and Ubik (1969), involve intricate plots that question the nature of perception and the boundaries between the real and the artificial.

Dick's personal life was marked by periods of emotional and psychological challenges. He faced financial struggles, substance abuse issues, and a tumultuous personal life. These experiences often found their way into his writing, adding a layer of raw authenticity to his exploration of human struggles. In addition to his numerous novels and short stories, Dick wrote over 44 published novels and 121 short stories, including works published posthumously. His influence extended beyond literature and into popular culture, with many film adaptations and references to his work in various media. Philip K. Dick passed away on March 2, 1982, at the age of 53, but his legacy endured. In the years following his death, his reputation continued to grow, and he became recognized not only for his contributions to science fiction but also for the profound impact his work had on the exploration of philosophical and existential themes in literature. Today, Philip K. Dick is considered a visionary figure whose ideas continue to captivate readers and inspire new generations of writers and creators.

The Man in the High Castle

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep . . . even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids they’re machines, but look, sound, and think like humans clever, and most of all, dangerous humans.

Philip K. Dick’s award-winning Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? served as the basis for the film Blade Runner. BOOM! Studios presents the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all-new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series.

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