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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Chris Lutkin Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781520089652
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In "Mr. Spaceship", humans in the distant future are at war with alien life forms known as "Yuks". Using outdated, mechanical machines to wage war against the life-based weapons of the advanced Yuks, a research team decides to build a spaceship powered by a human brain. Enlisting a dying professor who agrees to donate his brain to the project, the humans believe they have turned the tables on the Yuks. But the spaceship has other plans. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Cain | 12/29/2013

    " Decent shory story. The ending feels rushed but the premise is interesting and I appreciate the anti-war philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.C. Young | 9/16/2013

    " It's a good story, but the ending is weak. I get the metaphorical context, but I just didn't find it satisfying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 torque | 9/1/2013

    " Seemed it was written by a teenager. Thin plot, poor conversations. Important decisions of war are made in spur of the moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/30/2013

    " This was an interesting read from Philip K. Dick - a short story about embedding a human brain into an inanimate object. In the usual Philip K. Dick way, the story was well-written. A little bit of a corny ending, but still an interesting premise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Vendetti | 1/22/2012

    " I narrated this as an audiobook now available on audible.com. Interesting things happen when they replaced the Johnson steering system on a spaceship with a man's brain. Interestingly enough they chose an old man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 7/22/2011

    " Mind-bending short story by PKD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheWhistler | 11/15/2010

    " A fun story and brief read. A meeting of the minds, technology and man. The man has a mind all his own. Story is enjoyable to read and even all the way through, and there is a payoff at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Greer | 10/21/2010

    " The ending seemed samey, then you remember: he wrote that before Star Trek was invented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 8/6/2010

    " It was simple and enjoyable. I really liked what he did with the ending, the little "nudge nudge" he gives the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 10/9/2009

    " I think what I can't get past with Phillip Dick sometimes is that the ideas that he puts out were not overused when he wrote them. From my standpoint, the premises are a little tired, but he was one of the pioneers who birthed these images and concepts into the popular consciousness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 6/28/2009

    " Good then cheesy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Turner | 2/17/2009

    " At war against an alien race, Earth needs an answer to the biological weapons they face. Enter a spaceship with a human brain. And then the unexpected happens. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Chris Lutkin has been in and around the business of acting for more than twenty-five years. A member of Ensemble Studio Theater for twenty years, his proud moments include being directed by Jerry Zaks in a play called Buddy-Pals and working with Horton Foote on his play Lily Dale playing Horace, and putting in more than four hundred off-Broadway performances in a Perfect Crime.