A brand-new recording of Philip K. Dick’s classic ‘Electric Dreams’ – the basis for Amazon and Channel 4’s new TV series – is now available to download for free to anyone signing up to a 30-day free trial of Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible.
Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines.
“Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists.
And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War.
Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.
Amazon’s Audible offers more than 200,000 audiobooks including best sellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, autobiographies and more.
Each title can be bought as a one-off purchase but big savings can be made by taking out a £7.99 subscription which entitles you to download one complete book per month.
Purchased and downloaded titles can be played on your iPad, iPhone or Android mobile devices, making them an ideal way to pass the time during your daily commute.
Even better, the service offers a 30 day free trial which means you can download any title at absolutely no charge so, if you’re new to the service, this is a perfect chance to grab one of this year’s most anticipated books for free.