I Hope I Shall Arrive SoonPhilip K. Dick
science fiction, short stories
- How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later (speech)
- The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
- Explorers We
- Holy Quarrel
- What'll We Do with Ragland Park?
- Strange Memories of Death
- The Alien Mind
- The Exit Door Leads In
- Chains of Air, Web of Aether
- Rautavaara's Case
- I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
Philip Kindred Dick (1928–1982) was an American novelist and short story writer whose published work during his lifetime was almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences and addressed the nature of drug use, paranoia and schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly.
The novel The Man in the High Castle bridged the genres of alternate history and science fiction, earning Dick a