Category Archives: Animals

The Crack in Space (1966)

Introduction The Crack in Space was first published by Philip K. Dick in 1966 with the help of Ace Books. It is about an overpopulated Earth facing a jobs crisis. Millions are left without work or hope of work and … 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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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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Not By Its Cover

Story Background “Not By Its Cover” was originally published in Famous Science Fiction in Summer 1968. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 175–182. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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Strange Eden

Story Background “Strange Eden” was published in Imagination in December 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 111–121. Plot Summary Captain Johnson—leader of a planetary survey team—leaves the ship … Continue reading

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Planet for Transients

Story Background “Planet for Transients” was first published in Fantastic Universe in October-November 1953. Cited page numbers come from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2 (New York: Citadel), 327–339. Plot … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Poachers

Story Background “The Cosmic Poachers” was first published in Imagination in July 1953. Cited page numbers come from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel), 83–92. Plot Summary Captain Shure … Continue reading

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