Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Man Who Japed

Introduction The Man Who Japed was published in 1956 and is Dick’s second science fiction novel, after Solar Lottery. It was originally published by Ace Books, in a volume with E. C. Tudd’s The Space Born. This was a common … Continue reading

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The Alien Mind

Story Background “The Alien Mind” was originally published in The Yuba City High Times in February 1981. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 385–387. Plot … Continue reading

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Rautavaara’s Case

Story Background “Rautavaara’s Case” was originally published in Omni in October 1980. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 375–383. Plot Summary Beings from Proxima report … Continue reading

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I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

Story Background “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon” was originally published in Playboy in December 1980. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 359–373. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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Strange Memories of Death

Story Background “Strange Memories of Death” was originally published in Interzone in Summer 1984, over four years after it was received by Dick’s agent. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by … Continue reading

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The Exit Door Leads In

Story Background “The Exit Door Leads In” was originally published in Rolling Stone College Papers in Fall 1979. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 315–331. … Continue reading

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The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of Its Tree

Story Background “The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of Its Tree” was written in 1977, but not published in Dick’s lifetime. It appeared first in the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It can now be found in The Eye … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Sibyl

Story Background “The Eye of the Sibyl” was written in 1975 but was not published in Dick’s lifetime. It eventually found its way into The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It can now be found in The Eye of … Continue reading

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The Pre-Persons

Story Background “The Pre-Persons” was originally published in Fantasy & Science Fiction in October 1974. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 275–296. Plot Summary Walter … Continue reading

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A Little Something for Us Tempunauts

Story Background “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts” was originally published in the anthology Final Stage in 1974. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 257–274. … Continue reading

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