Beyond Lies the Wub

By Philip K. Dick
Read by Mark Turetsky

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.35 Hours 06/03/2013 unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Published shortly after his high school graduation, “Beyond Lies the Wub” is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Summary

Summary

Published shortly after his high school graduation, “Beyond Lies the Wub” is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K. Dick.

Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Reviews

Reviews

by Ira 9/13/2017
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Good story, well read.

Very enjoyable and thought provoking. Extremely well delivered.

Author

Author Bio: Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) published thirty-six science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 0.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English