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The Stories Behind the Series

Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In "Autofac," Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. "Exhibit Piece" and "The Commuter" feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And "The Hanging Stranger" provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War.

Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.

©2017 The Estate of Philip K. Dick (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Classic PKD but avoid the introductions for spoile

Philip K. Dick stories like to play with your expectations, often it's not clear what's going on until the end. If you haven't seen the TV series I would avoid listening to the introductions, the first one somewhat spoils the first story so I decided to skip the rest of the introductions, unfortunately Audible is as bad as it always is for chapters and the only way to do this is to mash the 30 second button until you hear the narrator change.

It's a quick listen, I finished it in a few days but all of the stories are fantastic, the performance is good. Well worth picking up if you're a PKD fan.

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Great stories, not so great publishing choices

The stories themselves are great. But why, just why did they have to preface each one with what was basically a bunch of spoilers? I don't want to read a plot summary before I read the story itself, come on.

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Great Listen- please add chapter headings

It would be such an improvement if proper chapter headings could be added- rather than just saying chapter 1,2 3 etc. This really is sloppy especially for a book of short stories. An ebook or hard copy book generally has this.
Having said that a very good book and a good companion to the channel 4 series.

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Spoilers right before the stories

What’s the worst thing someone can tell you about a story just before you start it? Tell you spoilers of course, this very basic and obvious rule is broken time and time again by the audiobook moments before the story begins. I’m getting a refund.

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truely out of this world!

brilliantly adapted, read and more importantly in the true style that and escence that is Philip K Dick.

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not too bad, but could be better

once I got over the reinterpretation of PKD's original stories, they were quite cleverly done

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Would highly recommend

different stories and characters to enjoy and easy to get lost into different worlds and different areas of the sci fi genre.

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Brilliant.

listened to it all in one go, well worth a listen. I love Philip I Dick's story's.

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A excellent selection of PKD classics.

Early PKD has always been a favourite of mine and granted you can get most of these tales elsewhere for free, but to find them combined and in one download on Audible is a great thing.

My only gripe is I would have preferred one set narrator, I shan't say which was my favourite (it would be unkind to the others), but one in particular really suited the feel of classic PKD and I wish they had stayed throughout.

Still this is a minor gripe and really not worth losing any sleep over. Buy this.

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Golden oldie

Great storylines and themes, universal to humanity no matter the era, loved it blah balh