Monthly Archives: April 2014

Prize Ship

Story Background “Prize Ship” was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories in Winter 1954. Cited page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel), 365–382. Plot Summary Terra is preparing to capitulate to … Continue reading

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Colony

Story Background “Colony” was first published in Galaxy in June 1953. Cited page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel), 347–363, 404. Plot Summary Major Lawrence Hall and Lieutenant Friendly of a … Continue reading

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King of the Elves

Story Background “The King of the Elves” was first published in Beyond Fantasy Fiction in September 1953. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 329–345. Plot Summary Shadrach Jones … Continue reading

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Out in the Garden

Story Background “Out in the Garden” was originally published in Fantasy Fiction in August 1953. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 321–328. Plot Summary Robert Nye, a middle … Continue reading

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The Great C

Story Background “The Great C” was first published in Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy in September 1953. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 309–320. Plot Summary Kent, the … Continue reading

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Paycheck

Story Background “Paycheck” was first published in Imagination in its June 1953 issue. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 279–308. Plot Summary Jennings is a mechanic who agreed … Continue reading

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Meddler

Story Background “Meddler” was first published in Future in its October 1954 issue. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 269–278. Plot Summary The technology called “The Dip” is … Continue reading

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