Books About P. K. Dick

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Books About Philip K. Dick

How Much Does Chaos Scare You? (Aaron Barlow)

How Much Does Chaos Scare You? by Aaron Barlow. Lulu.com (9 Nov 2005).
A series of essays on the writing and ideas of Philip K. Dick presented in eight chapters. This in-depth look at the philosophies behind Dick's SF and mainstream novels is based on Barlow's 1988 doctoral dissertation at the University of Iowa.

Lulu.com, 2005

Mind In Motion (Patricia Warrick)

Eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick's finest writing are discussed in this book —books that became classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Southern Illinois U. P., 1987

Philip K. Dick (Douglas Mackey)

Book by book analysis of every one of PKD's SF novels. A great book to get an overview of his oeuvre and better undersand how it evolved.

Twayne Publishers, 1988

Philip K. Dick (Pocket Essential series) (Andrew Butler)

A quick guide to Philip K. Dick's books with an abstract, idea, character and other types of analyses. Very well done, a great reference.

Pocket Essentials, 1999 Pocket Essentials, 2007

Philip K. Dick: Canonical Writer of the Digital Age (Lejla Kucukalic)

Philip K. Dick: Canonical Writer of the Digital Age (Studies in Major Literary Authors), Routledge, December 3, 2008, 177 pages, $95.00, hardcover.
Content: a 20-page biography of the author, Martian Time Slip: "The Mindset of Otherness",Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: "Mechanical Universe and Its Discontent", A maze of Death: "Life Is A Dream, But Is It Better That Way?", A Scanner Darkly: "The Reel Identity", The Search of Truth as an Antidote for Suffering in Valis" and a bibliography.

Routledge, 2008

Starmont Reader’s Guide 12 (Hazel Pierce)

Starmont House, 1982 Starmont House, 1982

The Novels of Philip K. Dick (Studies in Speculative Fiction‚ No. 9) (Kim S. Robinson)

This is the PhD dissertation of Kim Stanley Robinson, a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards.

UMI Research Press, 1984

The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick (Jason Vest)

The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick —Scarecrow Press, March 28, 2009.
Jason Vest argues that PKD adapts the conventions of science fiction and postmodernism to reflect humanist concerns about the difficulties of maintaining identity, agency, and autonomy in the latter half of the twentieth century. By comparing his writing to that of Kafka, Borges, and Calvino, The Postmodernism Humanism of Philip K. Dick demonstrates that Dick's fiction is a fascinating barometer of postmodern American life, even as it participates in an international tradition of visionary literature.

Scarecrow Press, 2009