A story about this — 3 years ago
i am on a mission to read through all of philip k. dick’s work, because when he’s on, the man is untouchable. most of these stories though, written at the beginning of his career, are pretty weak sauce. predictable, clumsy, and written with a decided lack of style.
there’s a handful of good stories: paycheck contains one of the most brilliant plot mechanisms in any short story, and there’s a general upwards tick in quality in the last quarter, but most of these stories are pretty forgettable.