Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Review: The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick, Volume 2
"Silvia ran laughing through the night brightness, between the roses and cosmos and Shasta daisies..." leads us into Upon the Dull Earth.
Upon the Dull Earth was by far my favourite story in this collection. The first paragraph pulled me in and drew me along into the story. I had no choice but to follow Sylvia past the cedars supporting the sky as they ignored her slim shape.
I loved Volume 1 in this collection as much as this one. Each story lured me in and along until I ran headlong into the dark twist at the end. Even though I knew something disturbing waited at the end, more often than not, I found myself knocked off kilter by what I found.
The other thing I enjoy about these stories is the interpersonal relationships: families, couples, coworkers and friends. Nobody is immune to finding themselves in a strange Philip K. Dick situation and having the bottom pulled out of their universe at the end.
I highly recommend you check out both volumes.
I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.