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Beyond Lies the Wub (Collected Stories: Vol…

Beyond Lies the Wub (Collected Stories: Vol 1) (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Philip K. Dick

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Published shortly after his high school graduation, "Beyond Lies the Wub" is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit.… (more)
Title:Beyond Lies the Wub (Collected Stories: Vol 1)
Authors:Philip K. Dick
Info:Gollancz (1987), Paperback, 397 pages
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The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (1987)

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By far one of the best Sci-Fi and short short story collections I have read. Nearly ever story is engaging and enthralling. Very enjoyable. ( )
  DanielSTJ | May 5, 2019 |
The short story collection definitely shows how PKD approached topics and literature, and each story is a little more subtle than the last. PKD definitely favors standoffs between older, archaic methods of doing things and newer, modern ways of doing things. This theme is made clearest in "The Variable Man".

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  m_mozeleski | May 13, 2018 |
Philip K Dick is, without doubt, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, in any genre. That he chose Science Fiction to articulate his muse is neither here nor there. These stories, mainly written in the early 50's over a nine month period, show the first blossoming of an extraordinary talent. Sure some of them are dated, but what does shine through are the ideas and the burning intelligence behind those ideas.

The seeds of many Dick tropes are here: the man who has his memory altered and then finds himself on the run from the authorities; the strange intelligence of artificial life forms; the distorting effect of time and space travel.

Not everything here is classic Dick, he was, after all, finding his voice. But there's enough to show that it was the beginnings of a great story teller. ( )
  David.Manns | Nov 28, 2016 |
Histórias geniais e brilhantes marcaram o início de carreira deste escritor que sem paralelo cruzou o real com o irreal. As histórias iniciais focam muito sobre as viagens no tempo e inimigos muito invulgares. Uma coleção extraordinária. ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
este autor continua a ser para mim um dos melhores escritores de fc de sempre. ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
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Robert Benton slowly spread his wings, flapped them several times and sailed majestically off the roof and into the darkness.
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This work is Volume 1 of the collected works of Philip K. Dick, which contains 25 stories. It was published under the following titles:
1. Beyond Lies the Wub, original 1987 US and subsequent UK title.
2. The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford, Citadel (US) 1990.
3. The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories, Citadel (US) 2002.
4. Paycheck and Other Classic Stories, Citadel (US) 2003.

It should not be combined with Paycheck, Gollancz UK (0575075856, 057507583X, 0575070013) which is a completely different collection of only 12 stories.

Correct ISBNs for this work include:
US Citadel 0806511532, 0806526300 ; Underwood 0887330533, 0887330525
UK Gollancz 1857988795, 185798921X, 0575044071; Voyager 0586207643
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