Philip K. Dick Readalikes

Philip K. Dick was one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century. His work is still widely read today, thanks in part to numerous Hollywood adaptations of his works. For more cynical tales of paranoia and psychological darkness, try one of the following titles.  All are located in the Adult Science Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

If you liked The Man in the High Castle, you might like:

Bennett, Robert Jackson. The Company Man. 2011. (Adult Fiction BEN).
     Also available: CD

Harris, Robert. Fatherland. 1992. (Adult Fiction HAR)

Roth, Philip. The Plot Against America. 2004. (Adult Fiction ROT).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Stroyar, J. N. The Children’s War. 2001. (Adult Fiction STR).

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If you liked The Minority Report, you might like:

Clarke, Arthur C. and Baxter, Stephen. The Light of Other Days. 2000.

Conviser, Josh. Echelon. 2006.

Gibson, William. Pattern Recognition. 2003.

Jeter, K. W. Noir. 1998.

Sterling, Bruce. The Zenith Angle. 2004.

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If you liked Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (or the movie Blade Runner), you might like:

Asimov, Isaac. I, Robot. 1950. 

Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. 1964. 

Nova, Craig. Wetware. 2002. (Adult Fiction NOV).

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If you liked the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” (or the movie Total Recall), you might like:

Ambrose, David. The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk. 2000. (Adult Fiction AMB).

Le Guin, Ursula K. City of Illusions. 1978.

Sagan, Nick. Idlewild. 2003.

Stross, Charles. Glasshouse. 2006.

Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. 1991.

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If you liked A Scanner Darkly, you might like:

Burgess, Melvin. Smack. 1996. (Teen Fiction BUR)

Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch. 1959. (Adult Fiction BUR).

Noon, Jeff. Vurt. 1993. (Adult Fiction NOO).

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