Friday, March 15th, 2013

The Titles of Philip K. Dick’s Novels, In Order of Sheer Awesomeness

46. Nick and the Glimmung

45. Galactic Pot-Healer

44. The Zap Gun

43. Mary and the Giant

42. A Maze of Death

41. The Game-Players of Titan

40. The Broken Bubble

39. Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb

38. The Ganymede Takeover

37. Voices from the Street

36. Deus Irae

35. Confessions of a Crap Artist

34. Vulcan's Hammer

33. The Crack in Space

32. Counter-Clock World

31. Martian Time-Slip

30. Radio Free Albemuth

29. The Simulacra

28. The Penultimate Truth

27. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

26. Ubik

25. Time Out of Joint

24. Eye in the Sky


22. The Man in the High Castle

21. The Cosmic Puppets

20. Gather Yourselves Together

19. Lies, Inc. (an expanded, republished version of "The Unteleported Man")

18. Solar Lottery

17. The World Jones Made

16. Clans of the Alphane Moon

15. Dr. Futurity

14. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

13. A Scanner Darkly

12. We Can Build You

11. The Divine Invasion

10. Puttering About in a Small Land

9. The Unteleported Man

8. In Milton Lumky Territory

7. The Man Who Japed

6. Our Friends from Frolix 8

5. Now Wait for Last Year

4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

3. Humpty Dumpty in Oakland

2. The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

1. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

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GiovanniGF (#224)

The artist who made that cover for "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" clearly didn't bother to read the book.

frontsidebus (#5,387)

@GiovanniGF That's basically how all sci fi novels were done in the 60s. That isn't even close to the most ridiculous cover for a PKD book either.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@GiovanniGF Still not as bad as when they turned his short story "Adjustment Team" into "The Adjustment Bureau" and left out the talking dog.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

They also left out the whole weird fake religion aspect from Blade Runner.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@stuffisthings In the book Hans Solo shoots first.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@keisertroll Or that time they made The Man Who Japed into an Adam Sandler vehicle.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

The short-lived VALIS Saturday morning cartoon was pretty good, though.

@stuffisthings : The best part of Total Recall was when Arnold Schwarzenegger finds the magical destroying rod that the aliens left for him as a token of their gratitude.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose I don't remember that part.

@stuffisthings : Somehow I knew you were going to say that.

Drawn7979 (#242,134)

What's the latest on that guy anyway?

frontsidebus (#5,387)

When I clicked on this I immediately thought Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said better be #1. Good job!

stuffisthings (#1,352)

GRRR why post a listicle that I can't disagree with? Sort of defeats the point.

@stuffisthings : I feel that "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" should be a couple of points closer to the top, but yeah basically.

Oh, oh, do Cordwainer Smith next!

LondonLee (#922)

God, I used to have that paperback of 'Do Androids Dream..' I loved the cover art.

bunny@twitter (#242,465)

My understanding is that most of PKD's novels were named (or renamed) by editors.

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