Philip K. Dick
Here’s a nifty paperback introduction to the master of speculative fiction. Philip K. Dick did it all—science fiction, alternative history and fantasy—with the style of highbrow literature and the accessibility of pulp. His work provided the source material for sci-fi films like Total Recall (one of the Governator’s better efforts) and Minority Report. Issued to coincide with the summer release of A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater’s film version of the Dick novel, this mini-compendium contains an excerpt from that book, as well as several stories, and an excerpt from the classic The Man in the High Castle. The only thing missing? A selection from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—the Dick novel that became the sensational movie Blade Runner. Make no mistake about it; this guy was good.