Sunday, 26 August 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Total Recall - Philip K Dick

Release Date: 09/08/12


Contains 25 classic short stories, including “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, which inspired the film TOTAL RECALL.

Philip K Dick was one of the masters of science fiction, and his short stories consistently broke new ground. His work has provided the inspiration for many successful films, including BLADE RUNNER, MINORITY REPORT, PAYCHECK and more.

Here are his final short works, including the short story which was the inspiration for TOTAL RECALL.

Also included is a selection of other astounding tales, often touching on Dick’s most important themes, A man remembers killing his wife – but can he trust his memories? If you were to discover that you were an android, what experiments would you perfom on yourself? A supercomputer decides to attack Northern California – can it be talked out of doing the job it was designed for? Can history rewrite itself?

All of these questions will be asked as you enter the world of Philip K Dick’s remarkable imagination.


Whilst many people have heard the name or watched a number of the films associated with the sci-fi authors writing, I found it quite a departure as well as an interesting time to sit back and see the stories that set the film world alight. The writing, whilst aged to a certain degree works well, the stories thought provoking whilst also furthering the tale of the characters and for me, proves why Philip K Dick is one of the names to read within the genre.

Add to this a huge collection of stories that can be easily dipped into during journeys or lunch breaks and all in it’s a very satisfying read. Magic.

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