Monthly Archives: May 2014

Misadjustment

Story Background “Misadjustment” was originally published in Science Fiction Quarterly in February 1957. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 305–319. Plot Summary Richards comes home from a ten-hour … Continue reading

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We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

Story Background “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” was originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in April 1966. It can now be found in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 2. We Can Remember It For … Continue reading

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Null-O

Story Background “Null-O” was originally published in If in December 1958. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 135—143. Plot Summary Ralph and Jean Jorgenson are discussing what to … Continue reading

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Fair Game

Story Background “Fair Game” was originally published in If in September 1959. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 1–12. While published quite late in his short story career, … Continue reading

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Pay For the Printer

Story Background “Pay for the Printer” was originally published in Satellite Science Fiction in October 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 239–252. Plot Summary Allen Fergesson and … Continue reading

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To Serve the Master

Story Background “To Serve the Master” was originally published in Imagination in February 1956. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 145–154. Plot Summary Applequist is walking across a … Continue reading

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The Minority Report

Story Background “The Minority Report” was originally published in Fantastic Universe in January 1956. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 71–102. Plot Summary I – John Anderton meets … Continue reading

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