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Publication Order of Blade Runner Books

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Blade Runner (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Human (By: K.W. Jeter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Replicant Night (By: K.W. Jeter) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye and Talon (By: K.W. Jeter) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of VALIS Trilogy Books

VALIS (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Divine Invasion (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Solar Lottery / World of Chance (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Jones Made (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Japed (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye in the Sky (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cosmic Puppets (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Out of Joint (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Futurity (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vulcan's Hammer (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in the High Castle (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Game-Players of Titan (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penultimate Truth (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Simulacra (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unteleported Man (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martian Time-Slip (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Wait for Last Year (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crack in Space (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counter-Clock World (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ganymede Takeover (With: Ray Nelson) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zap Gun (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Pot-Healer (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Can Build You (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ubik (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Maze of Death (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Friends From Frolix 8 (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deus Irae (With: Roger Zelazny) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scanner Darkly (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lies, Inc. (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Milton Lumky Territory (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radio Free Albemuth (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puttering About in a Small Land (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary and the Giant (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nick and the Glimmung (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Bubble (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gather Yourselves Together (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices from the Street (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Beyond Lies the Wub (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gun (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skull (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defenders (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Veteran (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minority Report (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unreconstructed M (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cantata-140 (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Recall (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The novella Cantata-140 was later expanded into The Crack in Space.

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Defenders and Three Others (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Door (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Crypt (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Town (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last of the Masters (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Handful of Darkness (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Is? (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Variable Man and Other Stories (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Philip K. Dick (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Man (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Variety (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark-Haired Girl (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes Have It and Other Stories (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

A Scanner Darkly (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Confessions of a Crap Artist (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
What If Our World is Their Heaven? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Pursuit of VALIS (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Pulp Writers Books

Anthology of Sci-Fi V1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V4 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V5 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V6 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V7 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V8 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V9 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V10 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V11 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V12 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V13 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V15 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V17 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V18 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V19 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V20 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V21, the Pulp Writers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V22 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Chad Oliver, Richard Matheson, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Interview Books

Learning to Live Finally (By: Jacques Derrida) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Roberto Bolaño) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Vonnegut (By: Kurt Vonnegut) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jorge Luis Borges (By: Jorge Luis Borges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Hannah Arendt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations (By: James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview (By: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel García Márquez (By: Gabriel García Márquez) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Reed (By: Lou Reed) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernest Hemingway (By: Ernest Hemingway) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (By: Nora Ephron) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. D. Salinger (By: J.D. Salinger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver Sacks (By: Oliver Sacks) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Jacobs (By: Jane Jacobs) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie (By: David Bowie) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Martin Luther King Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Hitchens (By: Christopher Hitchens) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter S. Thompson (By: Hunter S. Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Kathy Acker) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Julia Child) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Ursula K. Le Guin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday,Khanya Mtshali) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Graham Greene) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Toni Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Frida Kahlo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Barbara Lee,Shirley Chisholm) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fred Rogers: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Fred Rogers) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Johnny Cash) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Cobain: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
bell hooks: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: bell hooks) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1963(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Worlds(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Galaxy Reader(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions 2(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 3(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha 3(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha 5(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Tomorrow(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 24(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster Book of Monsters(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunger for Horror(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spells of Enchantment(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Fear(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside the Funhouse(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invaders!(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels!(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Amazing Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vintage Book of Amnesia(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Cyberpunk(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Campfire Collection(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Super Pack #1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contact: Stories of the New World(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lobster's Birthday and Other Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories Presents(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lieu: Science Fiction Short Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Time Travel - Book Three: Seven Short Science Fiction Stories(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nature's Warnings: Classic Stories of Eco-Science Fiction(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots Through the Ages(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Philip K. Dick:

Philip K. Dick is a prolific American author of science fiction. He has written novels, essays, and short stories. Dick explored themes of political, sociological, and metaphysical nature which were incorporated into his books which deal heavily with monopolistic businesses, totalitarian government, romance, action, and altered states as well as betrayal and the perception of reality. His books in later years shifted and began to explore the themes he was interested in, metaphysics and theology. Abuse of drugs, paranoia, and schizophrenia were also incorporated heavily into his books, drawing from Philip K. Dick’s own life experiences. He has published 44 books and over a hundred short stories.

Life Of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick was born on December 16, 1928. He was born Philip Kendrick Dick six weeks early with his twin sister Jane Charlotte to his mother Dorothy Kindred Dick and Joseph Edgar Dick. Both of his parents worked for the United States Department Of Agriculture. When his twin sister died six weeks later, it had a profound effect on Philip. His motif of the lost or invisible twin came into many of his novels. His family moved to the area around San Francisco Bay and when Philip was five, his father was transferred to Reno, Nevada. His mother refused to move and Dorothy and Joseph ended up divorcing. They both wanted custody and his mother ended up getting custody of Philip. She moved to Washington D.C. for a job and Philip was enrolled in John Eaton Elementary School from 1932 to 1938. Dorothy and Philip moved back to California in June 1938 and Philip discovered his first interest in science fiction from reading a magazine with science fiction short stories.

Philip went on to attend Berkeley High School in the town of Berkeley, California. He also graduated with fellow future science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin, but they didn’t know each other. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for a short time and was released with an honorary dismissal in 1950. His major was undeclared and Dick took a variety of courses. He said he was a “cosmic pan en theist”, treating the universe as an extension of God. He read Plato and metaphysical works and came to the conclusion that the world may not be real and that existence is entirely individual based on one’s reality and that the external truth may also exist but be completely different.

The Cosmic Puppets

The Cosmic Puppet was published in 1957 based on a revision of his novella “A Dark Glass Of Darkness”. It follows Ted and Peg Barton as they go on a trip to revisit their old town but come back to realize that nothing looks like it once did. The town has fallen victim to “The Change” and as Ted and Peg meet more of the inhabitants, they come to realize that nothing is as it seems, and a supernatural war of sorts is being waged between two with ultimate powers in the town.

Solar Lottery

Solar Lottery was written in 1954 by Philip K. Dick. It deals with a world where the Quizmaster, the head of the world government, is chosen using an aspect of game theory called minimax. Multiple Quizmasters have been assassinated and assassins are sent out to try and kill the Quizmaster so that the leader earns the respect of the people. The process of getting chosen is called the Solar Lottery. The book follows Ted Benteley as he attempts to get a job in the Quizmaster’s office and becomes involved in a plot of intrigue, conspiracy, and murder.

Books Made Into Movies

Many of Philip K. Dick’s books have been made into movies. Adaptations of his novels have made over $1 billion in profits.

– Bladerunner. This 1982 cult favorite movie starred Harrison Ford as the main character whose job is to hunt down rogue robots, the Nexus 6’s. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott and is loosely adapted from Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?”. Dick was impressed with the film’s depiction of a futuristic and highly populated Los Angeles, but Ridley Scott admitted that he did not read the original material that the movie was based on.

– Total Recall. Total Recall was the first movie made based off of the book by the same name in 1990. It is based on the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the main role and directed by Paul Verhoeven. The movie deals with the tantalizing promise of getting a vacation or fake memory experience provided to you through the magic of science and companies that are set up to make money off of providing this service. Arnold’s character is happily married to Sharon Stone, but after he goes through the total recall, everything turns upside down and he must flee to Mars to save his life, and find out whether he’s in reality, or something far more fantastical.

– Confession d’un Brujo. Philip K. Dick’s novel “Confessions Of A Crap Artist” was turned into a French movie. It was not a science fiction novel, but a brief montage of science fiction plays on a tv in the movie, showcasing the French people’s acknowledgement of Dick, who has a critical respect there.

– Screamers. Screamers was a 1995 movie based on Dick’s short story “Second Variety”. Starring Peter Weller, the movie changed the location from war torn Earth to a distant planet. A sequel to the movie was released in 2009 straight to video called Screamers: The Hunting.

– Minority Report. Minority Report was made into a movie in 2002 that was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise in the main role. In the future police departments use pre cogs, or pre cognitive, psychic beings that can tell the future. The departments use these glimpses of the future to arrest people for crimes they have not committed, but will commit in the future.

– Out Of This World/Impostor. Dick’s story Impostor was adapted first as Out Of This World, a British tv series, and then the 2002 movie Impostor, which starred Gary Sinise and Vincent D’Onofrio.

– Paycheck. This 2008 John Woo directed movie starred Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman and was adapted from the same named short story.

– A Scanner Darkly. A Scanner Darkly came out in 2006, was directed by Richard Linklater, and starred Keanu Reeves as the main role, Winona Ryder as an apparent junkie who may be more, and Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson as sidekicks and functioning drug addicts to the mysterious Substance D.

– Next. Next came out in 2007 and starred Nicolas Cage, based on a short story called “The Golden Man”.

– Radio Free Albermuth. This movie came out in 2010 and is based on the novel of the same name.

– The Adjustment Bureau. This 2011 film thriller starred Matt Damon and Emily Blunt and is based on the short story “The Adjustment Team”.

– Total Recall. This remake starred Colin Farrell in the title role in 2012 with Len Wiseman directing.

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2 Responses to “Philip K. Dick”

  1. Kelly: 2 years ago

    I first became aware of Philip K. Dick by reading ‘Electric Dreams’ a book of ten short stories that inspired a TV series of the same name which was shown on Channel 4 in the UK. Couldn’t see it on your list but it prompted me to read some of his other works, thanks for compiling all this info it’s very useful.

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  2. Joshua Smith: 5 years ago

    Thank you for this. A friend gave me his literal stack of PKD books and I’ve been wanting to tackle them but I didn’t know in which order to read them. Thanks again!

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