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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1598530496
ISBN-13: 9781598530490
Sku: 211305527
Publish Date: 10/15/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 3.75T
Pages:  2950
 
"The most outr? science fiction writer of the 20th century has finally entered the canon," exclaimed "Wired Magazine" when "Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s" was published in May 2007. Now The Library of America has gathered all three volumes of Jonathan Lethem''s definitive Philip K. Dick edition in a boxed set sure to be a must for collectors and sci-fi fans.
INCLUDES:
Four Novels of the 1960s
"The Man in the High Castle" (1962)
"The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" (1965)
"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (1968)
"Ubik" (1969)

Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s "Martian Time-Slip" (1964)
"Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb" (1965)
"Now Wait for Last Year" (1966)
"Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" (1974)
"A Scanner Darkly" (1977)
VALIS and Later Novels "A Maze of Death" (1970)
"VALIS" (1981)
"The Divine Invasion" (1981)
"The Transmigration of Timothy Archer" (1982)

From the Publisher:
Collects thirteen definitive works by the eminent science-fiction master, in a chronologically arranged, three-volume boxed set that includes such titles as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, A Scanner Darkly, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.Collects thirteen definitive works by the eminent science-fiction master, in a chronologically arranged, three-volume boxed set that includes such titles as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, A Scanner Darkly, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.Collects thirteen definitive works by the eminent science-fiction master, in a chronologically arranged, three-volume boxed set that includes such titles as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, A Scanner Darkly, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.
Annotation:
Jonathan Lethem (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, CHRONIC CITY) has edited three collections of the work of the great American free-spirit of science fiction, Philip K. Dick, for Library of America. Now thirteen of that one-of-a-kind writer's novels come in one handsome box set. Here Dick's writing from the 1960s (including THE MAN IN THE HIGH), from the 1970s (including A SCANNER DARKLY), and from the 1980s (including THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER) get the grand treatment they deserve.
Author Bio
Philip K. Dick
Generally regarded as one of the most important American science fiction writers, Philip Kindred Dick was one of a pair of twins born on December 16, 1928; both suffered from a series of physical and mental problems, which would kill Dick's sister, Jane Kindred, 41 days later, and would continue to plague him for the rest of his life. Exacerbated by a voluminous intake of amphetamines, his health continued to worsen as he produced an enormous body of work--nearly 50 novels and 115 short stories in the 29 years following his first published story at the age of 24 to his death from a stroke at the age of 53. Characterized by feelings of paranoia and underlying pessimism, his work includes the 1963 Hugo Award-winning THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE--an alternate history account of the post-World War II United States--THE CONFESSIONS OF A CRAP ARTIST, loosely based on the breakup of his second marriage, and DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, which became the basis for the movie BLADE RUNNER. In 1974 he experienced what he referred to as a "mystical experience," which he spent the last nine years of his life exploring in an unfinished book called EXEGESIS. By the time he died, it had swollen to 8,000 pages. Though he is best known outside the science fiction community as having written the sources for the movies BLADE RUNNER and TOTAL RECALL, his work was instrumental in bringing about a radical shift in American science fiction, moving it away from the stereotypical space adventure, infusing it with explicit political content, and introducing psychological depth to the characters.

Jonathan Lethem was born in Manhattan and reared in Kansas City, Kansas and Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Manhattan's High School of Music and Art, and won an art scholarship to Bennington College, which he attended during the writing-workshop heyday of the early 1980s. In the middle of his sophomore year, Lethem left Bennington to pursue writing full time. He has published dozens of stories in anthologies and magazines in the U.S. and Britain. He now resides in Berkeley, California, where he lives a block away from the address where Philip K. Dick, a major influence on Lethem's work, began his writing career.

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