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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: August 2007 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sebastian | 1/4/2014

    " Some early stories are unsatisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/3/2014

    " Fun at first but I got bored and gave up. I don't think a collection of short stories is the sort of thing you get out of the library and read all at once. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I read a single PKD short story in between other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 1/1/2014

    " the first volume of stories, all written 1951-2, display PKD's humourous, idiosyncratically philosophical worldview. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross Warren | 12/2/2013

    " Started this. Two or three stories in.. Hold for later time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 6/22/2013

    " Very few things give me more pleasure than a Philip Dick short story. Starting the day with one and feeling the world become beautifully twisted, shiveringly dark and strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 3/7/2013

    " Wonderful collection of short stories. I plan on getting the rest of his collection. Very thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoff Sebesta | 11/30/2012

    " He started slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 10/8/2012

    " I love PK Dick for his creative use of paranoia in his stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 7/31/2012

    " His short stores are so good. The adjustment team, Minority report and others and just so interesting. Genius and insanity are so closely linked together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jef | 6/12/2012

    " short stories by a sf master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 9/29/2011

    " This is one of the sillier of the books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Kublawi | 5/25/2011

    " A superb collection of Dick's work. He shows why he is a master storyteller, not only of science fiction, but of literature in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casnewydd | 3/10/2011

    " Excellent read, such imagination! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/23/2011

    " Amazing! I've never read him before and all I want to do is read everything he's ever written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 1/6/2011

    " I've been on a Dick short story binge since many of the short stories are free for the reader on my iPhone - LOVE him...now I'm going to have to get his novels! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 7/27/2010

    " A superb collection of Dick's work. He shows why he is a master storyteller, not only of science fiction, but of literature in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fee | 7/4/2010

    " a very good science fiction short story about life and immortality! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelei | 5/27/2010

    " I love the wub, and the ending just makes it - rats, I'm finding it hard to write anything without putting in spoilers. Well, it's good. Really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 5/26/2010

    " a good collection, some stories were better than others but The Variable Man is the jewel in this crown... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/31/2010

    " Adjustment Team is by far my favorite short, though there are others. "

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About the Author
Author Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) published thirty-six science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.