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Another great kindle bargain
on 19 May 2013
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.