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Philip K. Dick

Life and career details ▽ Life and career details △

Born
Chicago, United States, 1928

Died
Santa Ana, California, United States, 1982

Publications
Novels, stories

Genres
Science fiction, literary

Language of writing
English

Place of writing
United States

On greatest lists ▽ On greatest lists △
Greatest Literature

The Man in the High Castle (1962)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)

Greatest Novels

The Man in the High Castle (1962)

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1964)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)

Science Fiction

The Man in the High Castle (1962)

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1964)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)

Ubik (1969)

VALIS (1981)

Philip K. Dick

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1955

Solar Lottery Novel

A Handful of Darkness Fifteen stories

"Colony", "Impostor", "Expendable"", "Planet for Transients", "Prominent Author", "The Builder", "The Little Movement", "The Preserving Machine", "The Impossible Planet", "The Indefatigable Frog", "The Turning Wheel", "Progeny", "Upon the Dull Earth", "The Cookie Lady", "Exhibit Piece"

1956

The World Jones Made Novel

The Man Who Japed Novel

1957

The Cosmic Puppets Novel

Eye in the Sky Novel

The Variable Man And Other Stories Five stories

"The Variable Man", "Second Variety", "The Minority Report"", "Autofac", "A World of Talent"

1959

Time Out of Joint Novel

1960

Vulcan's Hammer Novel

Dr. Futurity Novel

1962

The Man in the High Castle Novel

1963

Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb Novel

The Game-Players of Titan Novel

1964

Martian Time-Slip Novel

The Simulacra Novel

Clans of the Alphane Moon Novel

The Penultimate Truth Novel

1965

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Novel

1966

The Crack in Space Novel

Now Wait for Last Year Novel

The Unteleported Man Novel

1967

The Zap Gun Novel

The Ganymede Takeover Novel, with Ray Nelson

Counter-Clock World Novel

1968

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Novel

1969

Ubik Novel

Galactic Pot-Healer Novel

The Preserving Machine Fifteen stories

"The Preserving Machine", "War Game", "Upon the Dull Earth", "Roog", "War Veteran", "Top Stand-By Job", "Beyond Lies the Wub", "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", "Captive Market", "If There Were No Benny Cemoli", "Retreat Syndrome", "The Crawlers", "Oh, to be a Blobel!", "What the Dead Men Say", "Pay for the Printer"

1970

A Maze of Death Novel

Our Friends from Frolix 8 Novel

1972

We Can Build You Novel

1973

The Book of Philip K. Dick Nine stories, also published as The Turning Wheel and Other Stories (1977)

"Nanny", "The Defenders", "Adjustment Team", "Psi-Man", "The Commuter", "A Present for Pat", "Breakfast at Twilight", "Shell Game"

1974

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Novel

1975

Confessions of a Crap Artist Novel, written in 1959

1976

Deus Irae Novel, with Roger Zelazny

1977

A Scanner Darkly Novel

The Best of Philip K. Dick Nineteen stories

"Beyond Lies the Wub", "Roog", "The Days of Perky Pat", "Breakfast at Twilight", "Foster, You're Dead!", "The Father-Thing", "Service Call", "Human Is", "Faith of Our Fathers", "The Electric Ant", "A Little Something for Us Tempunauts"

1980

The Golden Man Fifteen stories

"The Golden Man", "Return Match", "The King of the Elves", "The Mold of Yancy", "Not By Its Cover", "The Little Black Box", "The Unreconstructed M", "The War with the Fnools", "The Last of the Masters", "Meddler", "A Game of Unchance", "Sales Pitch", "Precious Artifact", "Small Town", "The Pre-persons"

1981

VALIS Novel

The Divine Invasion Novel

1982

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Novel

1984

Lies, Inc. Novel expanded from The Unteleported Man

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Novel, written in 1960

Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities Fifteen stories

"The Little Movement", "Sales Pitch", "The Last of the Masters", "Service Call", "To Serve the Master", "The Electric Ant", "The Exit Door Leads In", "Frozen Journey" (also called "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon")

1985

Radio Free Albemuth Novel

Puttering About in a Small Land Novel, written in 1957

In Milton Lumky Territory Novel, written in 1958

I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon Eleven stories

"How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later", "Explorers We", "Holy Quarrel", "What'll We Do with Ragland Park?", "Strange Memories of Death", "The Alien Mind", "The Exit Door Leads In", "Chains of Air, Web of Aether", "Rautavaara's Case"

1986

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland Novel

1987

Mary and the Giant Novel, written in 1954

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume I Twenty-five stories, also published as Beyond Lies the Wub (1988), The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford (1990), and The King of the Elves (2010)

"Stability", "The Gun", "The Skull", "Mr. Spaceship", "Piper in the Woods", "The Infinites", "The Indefatigable Frog", "The Crystal Crypt", "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford", "The Builder", "Meddler", "Paycheck", "The Great C", "Out in the Garden", "The King of the Elves", "Prize Ship"

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume II Twenty-seven stories, also published as Second Variety (1989), We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1990), and Adjustment Team (2011)

"The Cookie Lady", "Beyond the Door", "Jon’s World", "The Cosmic Poachers", "Progeny", "Some Kinds of Life", "Martians Come in Clouds", "The World She Wanted", "A Surface Raid", "Project: Earth", "The Trouble with Bubbles", "A Present for Pat", "The Hood Maker", "Of Withered Apples", "James P. Crow", "Planet for Transients", "Small Town", "Souvenir", "Survey Team"

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume III Twenty-three stories, also published as The Father-Thing (1989), Second Variety (1991), and Upon the Dull Earth (2012)

"Fair Game", "The Hanging Stranger", "The Eyes Have It", "Strange Eden", "Tony and the Beetles", "Null-O", "Exhibit Piece", "The Crawlers", "Shell Game", "Upon the Dull Earth", "Pay for the Printer", "War Veteran", "The Chromium Fence", "Misadjustment", "Psi-Man Heal My Child!"

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume IV Eighteen stories, also published as The Days of Perky Pat (1990), The Minority Report (1991), and The Minority Report (2013)

"The Mold of Yancy", "Recall Mechanism", "Novelty Act", "Waterspider", "What the Dead Men Say", "Orpheus with Clay Feet", "The Days of Perky Pat", "Stand-by"

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume V Twenty-five stories, also published as The Little Black Box (1990), The Eye of the Sibyl (1992), and We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (2014)

"A Terran Odyssey", "Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday", "Not By Its Cover", "The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions", "Cadbury, the Beaver Who Lacked", "The Eye of the Sibyl", "The Day Mr. Computer Fell out of Its Tree", "Strange Memories of Death", "Rautavaara's Case", "The Alien Mind"

1988

Nick and the Glimmung Children's novel, written in 1966

The Broken Bubble Novel, written in 1956

1994

Gather Yourselves Together Novel, written in 1950

1997

The Philip K. Dick Reader Twenty-four stories

"The Eyes Have It"

2006

Vintage PKD Five novel excerpts, three stories, essay, letters

Essay: "The Lucky Dog Pet Store"; Letters: "The Zebra Papers"

2007

Voices from the Street Novel, written in 1952

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES