Second Variety: Philip K. Dick’s Classic Sci-Fi Tale of a Global Nuclear War
GreatestAudioBooks UN Major Joseph Hendricks is sent to the Soviets for an urgent meeting after six years of bloody conflict. He will find out what the Claws are up to and it’s not good. Second Variety first appeared in the May 1953 issue of Space Science Fiction Magazine. (Summary By Gregg Margarite).
Philip K. Dick, Author:
Philip Kindred Dick was an American author who published works of science-fiction. Dick’s novels, dominated by authoritarian governments and alternate universes as well as monopolistic corporations and monopolistic corporations in their plots, explored philosophical, political, and social themes. His work reflected a personal interest in theology and metaphysics, and drew on his own life experiences to address the nature of reality and identity, as well as drug abuse, schizophrenia and transcendental experience.
Dick, who was born in Illinois and moved to California in the 1950s before publishing his first science fiction stories, had little success at first. Dick’s 1962 alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle won him early recognition, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Then he wrote science fiction novels like Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheeps? Ubik, 1969. John W. Campbell Memorial Award was given to his 1974 novel Flow My Tears the Policeman said. Dick’s novels such as A Scanner, Darkly (1977), and VALIS (1981) deal more directly with theology, philosophy and the nature reality after a series religious experiences between February and March 1974. His non-fiction works on these topics were published as The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick in 2011. He died of a stroke in 1982, at the age 53.
Dick also wrote 121 short stories. Most of them appeared in science-fiction magazines. Many popular films based upon his works were produced, including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002) and Next (2007). Time magazine named Ubik as one of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1923. Dick was the first science-fiction writer to be featured in The Library of America Series. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.org — Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Philip_K._Dick&action=history)
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