- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; New Ed edition (11 May 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857989481
- ISBN-13: 978-1857989489
- Product Dimensions: 34.8 x 2.7 x 19.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick) Paperback – 11 May 2000
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The final volume in the definitive collection of stories by the greatest science fiction writer of the twentieth century
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"A fitting tribute to a great philosophical writer who found science fiction the ideal form for the expression of his ideas"
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Top Customer Reviews
The stories in this volume were written between 1963 and 1981 (shortly before his death). As with any collection of this kind, where all an authors short stories are collected, you get something of a mixed bag. However, to my mind even when PKD is not at his best he is still well worth a read (and at his best he is among the very best). As well as the stories you get some interesting introductory material and some helpful notes.
The stories contained in this volume are:
"The Little Black Box"
"The War with the Fnools"
"A Game of Unchance"
"A Terran Odyssey"
"Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday"
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (which the movie Total Recall was based on)
"Not By Its Cover"
"Faith of Our Fathers"
"The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison's Anthology Dangerous Visions"
"The Electric Ant"
"Cadbury, the Beaver Who Lacked"
"A Little Something for Us Tempunauts"
"The Eye of the Sibyl"
"The Day Mr. Computer Fell out of its Tree"
"The Exit Door Leads In"
"Chains of Air, Web of Aether"
"Strange Memories of Death"
"I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon"
"The Alien Mind"
'...fitting tribute to a great philosophical writer who found science fiction the ideal form for the expression of his ideas' -- The Independent
'No other writer of his generation has had such a powerful intellectual presence.Read more ›
Not all these stories are superb but as the germs for Ubik, Do Androids..., etc, you will get where he was coming from.
But I've loved him since I was 16, so perhaps you won't agree. But I hope you will.
Something that occurred to me when reading this book was truly imaginative you could be when writing a story; I never really enjoyed the idea of a short story before reading this book. What occured to me whilst reading them was the entire point of them being short; the story is kept fresh and interesting and ideas can be explored that would quickly run out of steam if they were stretched further.
Within these hallowed pages you will find a great variety of different stories ranging from the oft-quoted title story (that was vastly expanded into Total Recall), right through to "The War With Fnools"; a crazy tale of an attempt by aliens to take over the Earth by disguising themselves as tiny real-estate salesmen.
There is such great depth of imagination and variety; yet some of the stories have a touch of the absurd about them (such as the aforementioned "The War With Fnools") and it is this that makes the book such a compelling read.
On a seperate note, the notes at the back of the book (some of which are made by the author) really flesh out the different backstories (and the mindset) of the author and are worth reading in themselves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A collection of excellent short stories with wildly varied subject matter, ideas and philosophy that will fascinate. It is good for both the brain and the imagination.Published 8 months ago by J. Dore
Good solid PKD. Several stories I'd not come across elsewhere.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the 5th and final volume of Philip K Dick's complete short stories. There are 25 marvellously varied stories written between 1963 and 1981 just a few months before his... Read morePublished 10 months ago by asocrates
Light on characterisation, but bursting with original ideas. No wonder he's a film maker's favourite.Published 21 months ago by Paul
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