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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Mac Kelly Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A trading spaceship often has to carry unusual cargo. But none as strange as the blubberous pig-like alien known as the wub. The captain of the ship decides that the wub may make an excellent meal for him and the crew. But the wub might have something to say about it.

Beyond Lies the Wub was Philip K. Dick's first published story and appeared in the legendary Planet Stories pulp magazine.

Also included here is The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick. When Ed Loyce, a respected citizen in a small town, finds a man hanging by a rope in his town square, he is very upset. But why don't the rest of the townspeople care? Ed Loyce is going to find out.

Philip K. Dick is now considered one of the most important authors of the 20th century. Many of his stories and novels have been adapted into movies, including Blade Runner, Paycheck, A Scanner Darkly, and Next.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ratnesh Neema | 2/12/2014

    " Simply amazing... Philip's imagination knows no bounds! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/31/2014

    " I admit, I am biased. The short story form is under appreciated and under utilized and I would much rather see genius is the short form than mediocrity in the novel. PKD is the type of writer that makes you remember that the short story form is an art form and much more difficult to pull off than other, longer forms. Despite that he's relegated to "genre writer" category, there are numerous short stories that delve into deeper areas of philosophy, humanism, and, of course, the future of the world. Sure, there are predictable stories but the majority are really, honestly thought-provoking. He also isn't afraid of reusing a character. Notable are the timelessness of the pieces, they seldom felt out-dated or period. I wish I could write like PDK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan | 1/18/2014

    " All of these short stories are simple and sometimes even predictable, but still brilliant in that their simplicity opens up the imagination and allows the whole collection to be a sci fi exercise for the mind. A lot of them are fable-like as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Graham Tapper | 1/9/2014

    " Very typical of the sort of SciFi from the 50s, when these stories were written. I remember reading graphic novels from that era with similar storylines, though not written by Dick. Strange how modern technology changes your view of these stories: some still stand up; some simply don't work because of what we know now. However, they still make really good reading. "

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