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The Best Philip K. Dick Books

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List of the best Philip K. Dick books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Philip K. Dick is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Several of his novels have been turned into popular movies, including Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. Unfortunately Dick tragically died from complications of a stroke in February of 1982. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Philip K. Dick who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that features books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and The Man in the High Castle. What are Philip K. Dick's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1

    Ubik

    Philip K. Dick
    118
    17

    First Published1969

    SubjectsDeath

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2

    Martian Time-Slip

    Philip K. Dick
    94
    13

    First Published1964

    SubjectsMartian

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3

    First Published1968

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    #20 of 176 The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time#60 of 161 The Greatest American Novels#213 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time

  • 4

    First Published1965

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    64
    26

    First Published1962-01-01

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6

    Radio Free Albemuth

    Philip K. Dick
    39
    13

    First Published1985

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    A Scanner Darkly

    Philip K. Dick
    68
    50

    First Published1977

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Roman à clef, Dystopia, Psychological novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    A Maze of Death

    Philip K. Dick
    29
    9

    First Published1970

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9

    VALIS

    Philip K. Dick
    35
    15

    First Published1981

    SubjectsFibonacci number, Christian theology, Religion

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10

    Eye in the Sky

    Philip K. Dick
    24
    5

    First Published1957

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    21
    5

    First Published1964

    SubjectsPsychiatric Hospitals

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    First Published1974

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Novella, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    Galactic Pot-Healer

    Philip K. Dick
    26
    15

    First Published1969

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14

    The Simulacra

    Philip K. Dick
    18
    6

    First Published1964

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15

    Solar Lottery

    Philip K. Dick
    19
    8

    First Published1955-05

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16

    Time Out of Joint

    Philip K. Dick
    31
    24

    First Published1959

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    23
    15

    First Published1966

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18

    The Cosmic Puppets

    Philip K. Dick
    19
    10

    First Published1957

    SubjectsReincarnation, Virginia

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19

    Deus Irae

    Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny
    15
    6

    First Published1976

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20

    The Man Who Japed

    Philip K. Dick
    16
    8

    First Published1956

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21

    The Penultimate Truth

    Philip K. Dick
    16
    8

    First Published1964

    SubjectsNuclear warfare

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22

    First Published1975

    Genres (Book)Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23

    Counter-Clock World

    Philip K. Dick
    21
    17

    First Published1967

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24

    First Published1990

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25

    Second Variety

    Philip K. Dick
    11
    6

    First Published1991

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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