'The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world, ringing changes the rest of us have never dreamed of' John Brunner 'Entices the reader into the depths of fantasy by using wholly credible characters' Sunday Times 'The suspense is maintained throughout this very unpredictable novel' Publishers Weekly The work of Philip K. Dick has been introduced to a wide audience by the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report 'Dick quietly produced serious fiction in a popular form and there can be no greater praise' Michael Moorcock 'Dick's abundant storytelling gifts and the need to express his inner struggles combined to produce some of the most groundbreaking novels and idea to emerge from SF' Waterstone's Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 'It's beginning to look as though greatness has been thrust upon Philip K. Dick ... [He] has chosen to handle material too nutty to accept, too admonitory to forget, too haunting to abandon' Washington Post
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.