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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great kindle bargain
A well-chosen collection of short stories by one of the masters of SF. Most will be familiar to seasoned SF fans, such as `Beyond Lies the Wub', and `The Hanging Stranger'; the first an exercise in wry humour that was a PK Dick speciality, the second a chilling tale of a familiar world transformed into a nightmare. Most reflect the Cold War era in which they were...
Published on 19 May 2013 by Mondoro

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks the quality of his novels.
Perhaps I read too many too quickly, but I found these lacking the interest and quality of his novels; entertaining, but pot boilers.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great kindle bargain, 19 May 2013
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This review is from: The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories (Kindle Edition)
A well-chosen collection of short stories by one of the masters of SF. Most will be familiar to seasoned SF fans, such as `Beyond Lies the Wub', and `The Hanging Stranger'; the first an exercise in wry humour that was a PK Dick speciality, the second a chilling tale of a familiar world transformed into a nightmare. Most reflect the Cold War era in which they were written, providing settings of superpower confrontation or the aftermath of nuclear war.

The story - new to me - that made the greatest impression, `Tony and the Beetles' projected the anti-colonial movement of the 1950s onto the galactic plane, with the `beetles' playing the role of a colonised people encouraged by the imminent defeat of their human overlords to throw off their shackles. The collection ends with an entrancing tale of an Eden in which PK Dick makes allusions to Homer's `Odyssey'.

A good kindle presentation with links for individual stories.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a bargain., 8 Jun. 2013
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Mr. Colin Rankin "Colin Rankin" (Braintree, essex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories (Kindle Edition)
Apparantly Philip K.Dick wrote 120 short stories as well as his famous novels,so this is just a handful of them.
Cost me 34p!Brilliant.
All the stories are good,obviously some better than others, and I know that I read many of them in my youth....but great to read again.
I think the story titled 'Second Variety' was made into a film called,I think,'Screamers' with Peter Weller.
Anyway,a real bargain and therein lies the wub.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but somewhat dated now, 1 July 2013
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I really enjoyed these stories and it's easy to see why Dick was one of the all time sci fi greats. This is worth a read and is a glimpse into American cold war mentality and lifestyle, recommended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is real? You wont be sure after reading these classic short stories., 18 Jun. 2013
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Highly recommended for anyone who loved the films Minority Report, the Adjustment Bureau or Total Recall. These stories will really make you think!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars do androids dream of classic science fiction for 47p, 16 Aug. 2013
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there is no better way to spend the exact amount of 47 pence. a variety of absorbing and original sf, well selected and presented, from the mighty pen of the genre's undoubted master. pkd's material works well in short story and compilation form, and presents the reader with a barrage of original ideas and concepts, written in his distinctive manner, drawing you into worlds of his making. '2nd variety' and 'the variable man' are personal favourites from this collection, although quality throughout is the benchmark. so 47p for these staggering tales, from an author that the world has barely caught up with? for both the hardened appreciator, looking for a kindle selection, or the newly interested, it is a zero brainer.
also, living in hope that a movie adaption will someday be a worthy salute to his talents ('blade runner still runs as closest)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Philip K. Dick - of course its good, 31 Aug. 2013
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If you know PKD there is no point in me telling you anything about him. You know him, you love him, you will buy this.

If you have never heard of him before (other than maybee as the guy that wrote the book "Blade Runner" is based on) then I envy you, for you are goign to experience the joy of discovering one of the most brilliant minds behind sci-fi and general "out-of-the-box thinking" that has ever existed.

This collection is a great place to start
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mega, 14 Dec. 2013
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I was not expecting much from this collection , assuming that they would be early lightweight stuff . Anyhow l was wrong , these are first rate stories by an author l thought l did not like . So nice to be surprised in this way .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection, excellent value for money., 6 Sept. 2013
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Excellent collection, excellent value for money. Based on this, will be purchasing more from the megapack collection. Unbeatable value and recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime, 28 Jun. 2013
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Kevin D. Higgins (uk) - See all my reviews
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To think this author died penniless and not to be recogonized as a brilliant Science Fiction Writer is such a shame, I would recommend this book of short stories to any SF fan and all the authors other works
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely narratives., 8 Oct. 2013
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Good selection of short and full stories some covering a period of political history that's over but still still relevant and easy reading for those very varied journeys.
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