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Dr. Futurity (1960)

Chapter Summaries Chapter One Doctor Jim Parsons experiences a terrifying day dream that entails the destruction of the world that he knew while on his commute to work. One of the reasons that he can allow his mind to flow … Continue reading

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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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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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What’ll We Do With Ragland Park

Story Background “What’ll We Do With Ragland Park” was originally published in Amazing in November 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 339–357. Plot Summary Sebastian Hada is … 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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The Preserving Machine

Story Background “The Preserving Machine” is a story by Philip K. Dick, first published in Fantasy & Science Fiction in June 1953. Pages numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. … Continue reading

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