The Defenders and Other Stories

  • von Philip K. Dick
  • Sprecher: William Coon
  • 3 Std. 36 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

In a 1978 interview, Phillip K. Dick said "I've always had this funny feeling about reality. It just seems very feeble to me sometimes. It doesn't seem to have the substantiality that it's suppose to have."
Fortunately for us, Dick translated his feelings about reality into some of the greatest science fiction writing of all time. This collection features five stories from early in his career, when he found his voice as a writer.
In "The Gun," a planet lies dead, destroyed by a devastating war. Only a powerful weapon remains as protection, but what's left to protect?
In "Beyond the Door," a man buys 'a cuckoo clock for his wife - without knowing the price he would have to pay.
In "The Crystal Crypt," three earthlings attempt to gain advantage over the entire population of Mars, in order to advance Earth's commercial interests.
In "The Skull," an imprisoned hunter is offered redemption, if he will agree to embark on the most unusual hunt of several lifetimes. Finally, in "The Defenders," a population of robots fights an Armageddon-like war, while humans live underground, feeding the war machine. But what does winning really mean? These five stories allow us an early glimpse into the mind of the Hugo Award winning author.

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"The world's most consistently brilliant science fiction writer...." (Paul Williams)

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Diese Sammlung enthält einige frühe Kurzgeschichten Philip K. Dicks. In dieser frühen Schaffensphase produzierte PKD hauptsächlich klassischen Science Fiction, Weltraumabenteuer und ähnliches. Das sind gute, nostalgische 50- oder 60-Jahre SciFi-Geschichten, ähnlich wie sie in der Hörbuch-Serie "Favorite Science Fiction Stories" zu finden sind. Die Themen, die den späteren PKD so großartig machen, spürt man hier noch kaum.

Leider bietet diese Sammlung dem Hörer wenig für sein Geld, denn die titelgebende Kurzgeschichte findet man in jeder zweiten Kurzgeschichtensammlung, bspw. in der oben genannten Reihe, die eine fünfmal längere Spielzeit hat. Jeder, außer dem manischen PKD-Sammler, greift besser zu einer solchen Sammlung oder zu den ebenfalls besser sortieren "The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick".

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.03.2011
  • Verlag: Eloquent Voice, LLC