The Philip outlet sale K. Dick Collection: 2021 A Library of America Boxed Set sale

The Philip outlet sale K. Dick Collection: 2021 A Library of America Boxed Set sale

The Philip outlet sale K. Dick Collection: 2021 A Library of America Boxed Set sale

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This boxed set includes all three Library of America volumes collecting Philip K. Dick’s best science fiction novels:

The Man in the High CastleThe Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?UbikMartian Time-SlipDr. BloodmoneyNow Wait for Last YearFlow My Tears, the Policeman SaidA Scanner DarklyA Maze of DeathVALISThe Divine InvasionThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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"Dick''s best work as a novelist . . . collected in a handsome, durable package." -"San Francisco Chronicle"

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Paul N. RobinsonTop Contributor: Classic Rock
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Great collection in a great package for a great price
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
Great collection in a great package for a great price! All first rate literature and essential science fiction! While all of the novel selections are top notch, they are not necessarily my choices. I do understand the logistical problem of deciding what to... See more
Great collection in a great package for a great price! All first rate literature and essential science fiction!

While all of the novel selections are top notch, they are not necessarily my choices. I do understand the logistical problem of deciding what to include in the space afforded, but there are four uncompromisable issues to mention. First and foremost, while the 3 book "Valis" sequence is included (and rightfully so), I personally find the original novel, "Radio Free Albemuth", of which "Valis" was re-worked into, is perhaps Philip K. Dick''s finest work. BUY "RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH"! Secondly, Dick was a supremely prolific author, and none of his non-science fiction works are represented, which is a shame considering how truly affecting they are ("Confessions of a Crap Artist", for instance). Third, a volume of choice short stories ("Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick") would have been essential for a well rounded collection. Lastly, "The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings" is an excellent compilation of essays, speeches, etc. brings into context the themes and ideas from his writing into real world. And for the record, if I were the publisher working with the budget to only present the given number of pages, to accommodate my issues, I would substitute the novels "Martian Time-Slip", "Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb", and "A Maze of Death".

Seriously though, don''t let my fan-rant prevent you from buying this set. It is a great set. Cheap, durable, compact. Once you have finished it, and whet your appetite for more Dick, branch out with the suggestions above!
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JDR
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A great collection that is beautifully presented
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
I''m a big fan of PKD and have been for a long time, however I''ve had a hard time finding his books in a format other than used books or overpriced reprints. I''d been looking at this collection for a long time and, after agonizing over it for a year or two, decided to bite... See more
I''m a big fan of PKD and have been for a long time, however I''ve had a hard time finding his books in a format other than used books or overpriced reprints. I''d been looking at this collection for a long time and, after agonizing over it for a year or two, decided to bite the bullet and buy it. Boy am I glad I did.

The collection is made up of three beautifully bound hardcover books that look great with our without the dust jacket all encased in a nice slip case. The books are just the right size and weight to be comfortable held in one hand and read, which is something that doesn''t quite come across in the pictures you see here. The collection doesn''t have any of PKD''s short stories which is a shame, but that just means I get the opportunity to buy a collection of my choosing. Library of America did a good job collecting some of the best PKD novels and putting them into a great collection. If, like me, you''re a fan of PKD and want a nice collection that has just about everything one could want, get this collection!
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David Valentino
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A Definitive Collection for Philip K. Dick Fans
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017
The Library of America is the best way to own works of the greatest American writers. Volumes are durable and enhanced with scholarship. This comprehensive collection of works by Philip K. Dick, thus, is exceptional, a must for PKD fans. From Five Novels of the... See more
The Library of America is the best way to own works of the greatest American writers. Volumes are durable and enhanced with scholarship. This comprehensive collection of works by Philip K. Dick, thus, is exceptional, a must for PKD fans.

From Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s: A Scanner Darkly
Philip K. Dick merges two things he experienced personally—the drug culture of the late 1960s and 1970s and paranoia about being watched by various policing organizations, particularly the FBI and CIA— into a novel about a cop whose personality splits in half by living in two states: watcher and watched. The novel breaks down into three acts: Robert/Fred as a cop working undercover to ferret out drug kingpins; Robert/Fred in full blown confusion about his identity and paranoid over his safety; Robert/Bruce in a rehab facility that works to keep his blind to his identity while pushing him ever closer to being a walking vegetable. It’s enough to make you run away from your own medicine cabinet screaming, constantly looking over your shoulder to see who might be watching you.

From Four Novels of the 1960s: The Man in the High CastlePerhaps quoting from Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” best puts what many consider the finest of Philip K. Dick’s works into perspective: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Ambiguity threads its way throughout The Man in the High Castle, because ambiguity is the whole point of the novel. Is the timeline followed by the characters in the novel reality? Or, is true reality, as Juliana comes to believe, that expressed in the alternative reality book most in the novel are reading, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy? Perhaps chance dictates the path of a life or a country, and divining what’s to come means foreseeing with mystical help, as, again, most of the characters do employing I Ching (Book of Changes). The layering Dick accomplishes makes The Man in the High Castle a terrific reading experience, a novel guaranteed to elevate a person’s anxiety level.
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Anonymous
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Awesome
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
Great quality, old school, hardback books. If you love sci fi or anthology shows like black mirror, one step beyond , twilight zone. You will love the stories themselves. If I had to find something I didn’t like it would be how thin the paper is, it’s literally like bible... See more
Great quality, old school, hardback books. If you love sci fi or anthology shows like black mirror, one step beyond , twilight zone. You will love the stories themselves. If I had to find something I didn’t like it would be how thin the paper is, it’s literally like bible paper. But not cheap looking or feeling still quality paper. I would have rather seen the books a little thicker or a 4 book set instead. But I’m honestly just finding stuff to complain about. I love them
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About packaging -
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
Really nice packaging. The pages are very thin though. Way to thin. This sort of make it a hassle and ruins the pleasure a bit. The stories are amazing. Pure cyberpunk.
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blerch
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Stories that make you think
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2019
I love Philip K Dick, and this is a good collection of his works. If you like Black Mirror and similar stories, his works are worth picking up. His short stories as well as the longer works are well thought out and eerily relevant to our times.
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Ve[t()R
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A philosophically inclined reader will find a lot of fodder for contemplation on our current lives
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2017
Quite a bargain! I really like taking my time engrossing myself in universes K. Dick''s novels create. A philosophically inclined reader will find a lot of fodder for contemplation on our current lives. I really like the quality of this edition, too - paper feels gentle and... See more
Quite a bargain! I really like taking my time engrossing myself in universes K. Dick''s novels create. A philosophically inclined reader will find a lot of fodder for contemplation on our current lives. I really like the quality of this edition, too - paper feels gentle and makes you want to treat the novel with a special reverence.
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RAYPICK
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Off-Beat, Absorbing
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2016
Quite imaginative, especially inventive in describing: alternative social systems, ala 1984; post-apocalyptic societies; space travel; off-world colonization. Very off the beaten path of writers like Azimov, Bradbury; Dick makes them seem more conventional. Sometimes I... See more
Quite imaginative, especially inventive in describing: alternative social systems, ala 1984; post-apocalyptic societies; space travel; off-world colonization. Very off the beaten path of writers like Azimov, Bradbury; Dick makes them seem more conventional. Sometimes I found it a chore to plow through the complexities of his plots.
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Clive Morley
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Ich liebe Dick
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2016
The Philip K. Dick Collection. The set of books is a treat. I''m going to assume that most people looking will have read some or all of Mr Dick''s output. This is a great replacement for tatty paperbacks and doesn''t take up much more room. The Slipcase is substantial not like...See more
The Philip K. Dick Collection. The set of books is a treat. I''m going to assume that most people looking will have read some or all of Mr Dick''s output. This is a great replacement for tatty paperbacks and doesn''t take up much more room. The Slipcase is substantial not like most of the flimsy paperback efforts and the volumes equally pleasant to look at and read. There is a marker ribbon in each one and the acid-free paper is heavyweight enough to enable to book to sit open on a table for ease of reading - a rare thing these days. It''s great to see quality literature being produced this way (The Library of America) on a non-profit basis.
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mark
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they are books well bound and boxed they sit perfectly on the shelf and the print is error free good quality paper too
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2018
well what can you say about them ..they are books well bound and boxed they sit perfectly on the shelf and the print is error free good quality paper too
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Liv73
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2018
Bought these books as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She loves them and raves about this author
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BM Cawton
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A great box-set
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2016
A great way to get Dick''s best books all in one package. The American Library series is beautifully produced and should last for years.
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