Author(s): Philip K. Dick
THE FATHER THING contains the stories written in 1956, just before the publication of Dick's first novel, SOLAR LOTTERY. The stories are a mix of the previously uncollected and some of his most famous pieces such as 'Foster, You're Dead' a powerful extrapolation of nuclear war hysteria, and 'The Golden Man', a very different story about a super-evolved mutant human.
SALES POINTS ' A fitting tribute to a great philosophical writer who found science fiction the ideal form the expression of his ideas' The Independent ' One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction. Philip K. Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem naval gazers in a cul-de-sac' Sunday Times ' A stunning composite portrait of our times' The Observer ' The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world ( author of more good short stories than I can count' John Brunner