Seven Tales by Philip K. Dick
I am pleased — excited — even ecstatic — to announce the release of my latest audiobook: Seven Tales by Philip K. Dick.
I’ve been a fan of science fiction and fantasy for a very long time now. My first experience with Philip K. Dick was the movie Bladerunner sometime in my teen years. I soon after hunted down a copy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? the novel on which the movie was based. It was incredible, timeless, classic science fiction.
When I was offered a project narrating some of Mr. Dick’s early short stories (including some that have never been in audio before), I jumped at the chance. Listen2aBook, publisher of Seven Tales, was a wonderful and understanding partner during the project.
Seven Tales is an anthology of short stories written by Mr. Dick early in his career and published in the pulp science fiction magazines of the 1950’s.
Recording these stories was a fantastic experience, and taught me a lot about my limits as an audiobook narrator and editor. I was also fortunate to have the cover art designed by Sean Hollenhors. It is a portrait drawn of Philip K. Dick in his youth, modeled on a photo of him from approximately the same time period that these stories were written. Sean designed the cover with a font that was often used on pulp magazine covers of the time, further enhancing the image. It’s unique and really stands out, and gives off that Twilight Zone vibe. I quite like it.
Anyhow, if you enjoy stories of classic science fiction, tales of time travel, robots, rockets, with a dose of philosophical thought and future predictions, you’ll enjoy listening to this one.