Book Review: Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick

My book review on Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick.

Title: Electric Dreams

By: Philip K. Dick

Genre: SciFi

Pages: 224

Release Date: September 14th, 2017

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, over the course of his career Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best from across his career. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. “Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality, and whether it is even possible to really perceive the world as it is. And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when it was written at the height of the Cold War.
Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, drawing on his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.


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When my husband and I came across this TV show on Prime, we went down a rabbit whole that is Philip K. Dick. I could only imagine how interesting the inside of his mind was with all these stories running around in there. He would have been an amazing man to sit and listen to.

This book was wonderful. Short story after short story, filled with mind twisting plots thrown at you with lightning speed. I almost needed a palate cleanser between each story to reset my mind. Absolutely amazing.

Now that I've had a small taste of what this author has to offer, I will definitely be doing a deep dive into the scifi world.

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