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When an interviewer asked Phillip K. Dick What is the most important quality for a writer to have? he replied A sense of indignation... A writer writes because it's his response to the world. It's a natural process, like respiration... The capacity for indignation is the most important thing for a creative person. Not the aesthetic capacity but the capacity for indignation... And especially indignation at the treatment afforded other people. To see some of the things that are going on in the world and to feel indignant...That is the basis of the writer.

Whatever it was that stimulated his creative juices, we are the lucky beneficiaries, as demonstrated in this collection of five stories, all first published in 1954.

In Exhibit Piece a long-suffering museum worker becomes a little too attached to his display of mid-20th century lifestyle.

In Upon the Dull Earth a young man refuses to let go of his soul mate, and he creates a chain reaction that he couldn't have anticipated.

In Progeny one man's idea of how to raise a child is challenged by new, more scientific techniques.

The Last of the Masters explores a post-apocalyptic world, where anarchists don't just occupy Wall Street, they occupy the entire planet.

Finally, in Breakfast at Twilight, a family awakes to find theirs is the only house left on their street, and they are forced to make the most important decision of their lives.

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Author Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) was a writer of extraordinary vision and imagination whose works reflected a strong interest in metaphysics, theology, and speculative politics. In his work, the individual is often pitted against authoritarian governments or monopolistic corporations. He also drew from his own experiences of altered states, paranoia, and mystical reveries. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series. In addition to his dozens of published novels, he wrote over 120 short stories, many of which appeared in science fiction magazines. At least eight of his stories have been adapted for film.