33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks

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Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as the most literary of science fiction writers. His novel Ubik appears on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels, and Dick is the only science fiction writer to get honored in the prestigious Library of America series, a kind of pantheon of American literature.

If you’re not intimately familiar with his novels, then you assuredly know major films based on Dick’s work – Blade RunnerTotal Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. Today, we bring you another way to get acquainted with his writing. We’re presenting a selection of Dick’s stories available for free on the web. Below we have culled together 33 short stories from our two collections, 700 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices and 630 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. The stories, it appears, are all in the public domain.

NOTE:  The recent update to this page was assisted by this helpful resource at SFF Audio, which has researched the public domain status of many PKD stories and amassed a handy list.

eTexts (find download instructions here)


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  1. Neil Jones says . . . | March 12, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    You can also find an audio dramatization of PKD’s “Beyond Lies the Wub” at radioprojectx.com. Enjoy!

  2. David Keller says . . . | March 16, 2013 / 1:48 am

    You can add “Adjustment Team” to the list of Philip K. Dick stories in the public domain in the United States that are available on the web.

  3. JD says . . . | July 28, 2013 / 2:24 pm
  4. Skid Roe says . . . | September 23, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    First, Library of America has published other sf writers. Second, most literary of sf writers? bwa ha ha ha ha….

  5. Charles says . . . | October 16, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    So, where’s the “download all” button? Did I miss it? maybe I scanned through too quickly? You must be insane, if you expect people to download one by one. You’re totally blowing your credibility, if that’s what you expect!

  6. ace says . . . | October 16, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Geez, Charles, I hope you’re joking. How lazy can you be?

  7. Karel Bata says . . . | October 17, 2014 / 1:37 am

    This is great.

    I’ve read a goodly number of PKD’s work already, but not all. Which of the above are the best?

  8. Kat Lowe says . . . | October 18, 2014 / 10:13 am

    where can I download these files so I can listen to them when I am out and about on my MP3 player?

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