Volume II: Adjustment Team

Version: Unabridged
Author: Philip K. Dick
Narrator: Jeff Cummings
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2015
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as "The Man in the High Castle" and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us or fail to make us fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "literature," and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.

"Adjustment Team" is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes. Included here are "The Cookie Lady," an account of a young boy whose relationship with a lonely widow results in a bizarre act of transformation, "Second Variety" (filmed in 1995 as "Screamers"), a novella that powerfully evokes a post-apocalyptic society overrun by all-too-human looking robots known as "Claws," and the title story, in which a small accident of timing leads real estate salesman Ed Fletcher to an unexpected confrontation with the malleable nature of a once familiar world. Like its predecessor, "The King of the Elves," this new volume offers both an astonishing variety of narrative pleasures and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of a major American artist.

Author Details

Author Details

Dick, Philip K.

Considered onr of the most influential science fiction minds of the 20th century, Philip K Dick's works have been the inspiration behind some of the most popular and successful films of all time, including

BLADDE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, and MINORITY REPORT. A Hugo Award winner for his book THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, Philip K. Dick went on to change the face of science fiction literature with his body of work including DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, A SCANNER DARKLY, UBIK and more. Philip K Dick passed away in 1982.

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