Category Archives: Alien Life

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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Precious Artifact

Story Background “Precious Artifact” was originally published in Galaxy in October 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 53–65. Plot Summary Milt Biskle has just … Continue reading

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The War With the Fnools

Story Background “The War with the Fnools” was originally published in Galactic Outpost in the Spring 1964 issues. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 41–51. … Continue reading

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Oh, To Be a Blobel!

Story Background “Oh, To Be a Blobel!” was originally published in Amazing in February 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 359–373. Plot Summary George Munster goes to … Continue reading

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Stand-By

Story Background “Stand-By” was originally published in Amazing in October 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 323–338. Plot Summary Jim Briskin, news broadcaster, receives reports from the … Continue reading

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Waterspider

Story Background “Waterspider” was originally published in If in January 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 217–243. Plot Summary 1–Aaron Tozzo is thinking about how Earth has … Continue reading

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Novelty Act

Story Background “Novelty Act” was originally published in Fantastic in February 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 191–216. Plot Summary The community of Abraham Lincoln communal apartment … Continue reading

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