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Robots, Androids and Mechanical Oddities : The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Warrick, Patricia S. (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A., 1986
ISBN 10: 080931178X / ISBN 13: 9780809311781
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Title: Robots, Androids and Mechanical Oddities : ...

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


1st PB Ed., 1st Printing, number row ending with 1, Trade PB, VG, 261 pp. one crease on spine length of book, 3/4" light crease at front bottom corner, 1/2" light crease at front top corner, rubbing on 6 of 8 corners. "Preceding each of the 15 stories, 1952-1980, are brief critical comments by the editors which not only illuminate the stories but also make connections with the circumstances of Dick's life. One comes away with a renewed appreciation of the fertility of his imagination and his skill as a literary artist." Paul M. Lloyd, Fantasy Review. Bookseller Inventory # 8298

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What is human? What is a machine? How do they differ? Or do they?


In these 15 stories about robots and androids, Philip K. Dick asks these questions. The answers differ with each story?in the fictional world and in the exploring mind of Dick the only certainty is change?but the author establishes some guidelines: ?To be human, one must maintain his intellectual and spir­itual freedom at all costs. He must refuse obedience to any ideology; he must re­main unpredictable, unfettered by pat­terns and routines.?

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Patricia Warrick is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Center, Fox Valley.


Martin H. Greenberg is on the faculty of the College of Community Ser­vices at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

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