Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. His work explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His writing also reflected his interest in metaphysics and theology, and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences.
A new trade paper edition of the science fiction classic, first published in 1968, captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which incredibly realistic androids, banned from Earth, fight back against their potential destroyers. Reprint.