Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Five: We Can Remember it for You Wholesale

Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Five: We Can Remember it for You Wholesale

Illustration By Bill Sienkiewicz

Dust jacket by Bill Sienkewicz

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us—or fail to make us—fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and “literature,” and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture.

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is the final installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This expansive collection contains 27 stories and novellas written between 1963 and 1981, years in which Dick produced some of his most mature work, including such novels as Ubik, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, and A Scanner Darkly. Among the many pleasures included here are the classic title story (filmed twice as Total Recall), in which an ordinary clerk, awash in resurrected memories, discovers the truth about his past and about the astonishing role he has played in human history; the Hugo-nominated “Faith of Our Fathers,” with its bleak and controversial vision of a predatory deity; and “The Electric Ant,” a brilliant embodiment of a classic Dick theme: the elusive—and changeable—nature of what we believe to be “real.” Like its predecessors, this generous volume offers wit, ingenuity, and intellectual excitement on virtually every page. The best of these stories, like the best of Dick’s novels, are richly imagined, deeply personal visions that no one else could have written. They’re going to be around for a very long time to come.

Limited: 250 numbered copies, bound in leather
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

From Publishers Weekly:

“This fifth and final deluxe collection of Dick’s short stories contains numerous examples of why he continues to rank as one of the most influential authors of SF… This volume makes the case that Dick’s last works were some of his most provocative.”


Table of Contents:

  • The Little Black Box
  • The War with the Fnools
  • A Game of Unchance
  • Precious Artifact
  • Retreat Syndrome
  • A Terran Odyssey
  • Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday
  • Holy Quarrel
  • We Can Remember it for You Wholesale
  • Not by its Cover
  • Return Match
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • The Story to End All Stories
  • The Electric Ant
  • Cadbury, the Beaver Who Lacked
  • Goodbye Vincent
  • A Little Something for Us Tempunauts
  • The Pre-Persons
  • The Eye of the Sybil
  • The Day Mr. Computer Fell out of its Tree
  • The Exit Door Leads In
  • Chains of Air, Web of Aether
  • Strange Memories of Death
  • I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
  • Rautavaara’s Case
  • The Alien Mind
  • Notes
Bill Sienkiewicz
Philip K. Dick
480 pages
United States
Out of Print