The third volume of the complete stories of the twentieth century s greatest SF author.
THE FATHER THING contains the stories written in 1956, just before the publication of Dick s first novel, SOLAR LOTTERY. The stories are a mix of the previously uncollected and some of his most famous pieces such as Foster, You re Dead a powerful extrapolation of nuclear war hysteria, and The Golden Man , a very different story about a super-evolved mutant human.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, TIME OUT OF JOINT, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID.