"Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing."
Philip K Dick (via ahx00)
11 Free Philip K. Dick Short Stories
Open Culture rounded up 11 Philip K. Dick short stories that you can download for free - legally. It includes his first published story, “Beyond Lies the Wub,” which is also the source for the illustration above.