Philip Kindred Dick December 16, — March 2, was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. A master of dystopian fiction , he wrote 44 published novels and approximately short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His work was concerned with questions surrounding the nature of reality , perception , human nature , and identity. He began publishing science fiction stories in age His stories initially found little commercial success,  but his alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle earned Dick early acclaim, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel , when he was just 33 years old.
Philip K. Dick
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Philip K. Dick was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. 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. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas including Dick's first published story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," together with such landmark tales as "The Preserving Machine," in which an attempt to preserve our fragile cultural heritage takes an unexpected turn, The Variable Man , a brilliantly imagined novella encompassing war, time travel, and the varied uses of technology, and the title story, in which Shadrach Jones, owner of a dilapidated gas station in Colorado, stumbles into an ongoing war between trolls and elves, and encounters a fantastic - and utterly unexpected - destiny.
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The legend describes his rise from poverty-stricken childhood with the fortune he made through the sale of his cat to a rat-infested country. However, the real Whittington did not come from a poor family of common stock, and there is no compelling evidence supporting the stories about the cat, or even whether he owned one. Another element in the legend is that Dick attempted to flee his service as a scullion one night, heading towards home or reached Highgate Hill in later tradition , but was dissuaded by the sound of Bow bells , which promised he would be mayor of London one day. Since the pre- Victorian era , the story has been a favourite subject of British pantomime , especially during Christmas season. Written forms date from the early s, over years after the death of the historical Whittington.