Recent Publications | April 7, 2021

The Folio Society Publishes the Complete Short Stories of Philip K. Dick

Courtesy of the Folio Society

The Complete Short Stories of Philip K. Dick, a four-volume set, published by the Folio Society.

London — In 2019 the Philip K. Dick estate approached The Folio Society with a new idea for a truly spectacular project.

The result is The Complete Short Stories, a four-volume set celebrating the extraordinary creative output of a singular mind. Limited to 750 copies, this set features a dizzying array of special features, including a presentation box, bindings and endpapers designed by La Boca. A work of art on every level, The Complete Short Stories is an essential set not only for science fiction aficionados, but for anyone with a passion for illustrative art and twentieth century literature.

Courtesy of the Folio Society

In a unique project for Folio, 24 illustrators were commissioned to create their own take on one short story, chosen for them from the 118 tales. With such a variety of artists selected, the illustrations produced span a wide spectrum of styles, approaches and mediums. Each artwork is a step into a new world, making this, the first illustrated edition of The Complete Short Stories, an irresistible visual feast.

This collection is introduced with an essay by American writer Jonathan Lethem, in which he examines how, taken together, Dick’s stories build a view of the universe that is both deeply paranoid and oddly joyful, lovingly constructed from the building blocks of science fiction.

The interior of the box for this spectacular set is lined with two specially designed papers; a multi-coloured ‘glitch’ pattern that reveals the words ‘Folio S’ and ‘La Boca,’ and a starry night sky, chosen to reflect Dick’s fascination with space travel and technology. Every aspect of this production has been designed with care and consideration towards the ground-breaking nature of Dick’s work.

The edition is limited to 750 copies • UK £495 US $745 Can $945 Aus $1,150