We Can Remember It For You Wholesale : Volume Five Of The Collected Stories Paperback
The fifth and final part of the complete collected stories shows Philip K.
Dick at the very height of his outstanding powers. The twenty-five tales were written between 1963 and 1981, just a few months before he died, and include two stories which have been turned into box office smashes: the title story, filmed as Total Recall, and "The Little Black Box", which grew into his masterpiece Blade Runner.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/05/2000
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781857989489
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Review by ropie
My favourites in this fifth volume of Philp K Dick's complete short stories are the epic 'The Faith of Our fathers', the almost moving 'Chains of Air, Web of Aether', the fascinating solipsistic philosophy of 'The Electric Ant' and the cleverly amusing 'Not by Its Cover', about sentient fur cover binding (from the infamous wub creature) that re-writes the contents of the books it encloses.This is an excellent collection, with only a couple of stories really failing to make any impact on me ('The Eye of the Sybil' and 'Strange Memories of Death'). Each of the others has at least a couple of points to recommend it and most are at least very good. Philip K Dick, although not a stylish or fluid writer, has a talent for introducing extraordinary themes and ideas through his rather bland characters, and in the short story form he has no trouble drawing the reader quickly in to each new tale. This is a collection you can easily read cover to cover in a few days (as I did!)