Category Archives: Alien Invasion

The Cosmic Puppets (1957)

Introduction The Cosmic Puppets was originally published by Philip K. Dick 1957. Its plot centers on the mystery of a middle-aged man–Ted Barton–realizing that the town of his childhood has completely changed. As he investigates, he learns that the town … Continue reading

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The World Jones Made (1956)

The World Jones Made was published in 1956 and was part of his first batch of novels penned in the mid-1950s, including Vulcan’s Hammer (not published until 1960), Dr. Futurity, The Cosmic Puppets, and Solar Lottery. It is the first … Continue reading

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The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions

Story Background “The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions” was originally published in Niekas in Fall 1968. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. … Continue reading

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Faith of Our Fathers

Story Background “Faith of Our Fathers” was originally published in Dangerous Visions in 1967. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 197–222. Plot Summary Tung Chien … Continue reading

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Return Match

Story Background “Return Match” was originally published in Galaxy in February 1967. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 183–196. Plot Summary A Los Angeles police … Continue reading

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A Game of Unchance

Story Background “A Game of Unchance” was originally published in Amazing in July 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 157–174. Plot Summary On Mars, … Continue reading

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Holy Quarrel

Story Background “Holy Quarrel” was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in May 1966. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 135–155. Plot Summary Expert computer … Continue reading

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