Category Archives: Consumerism

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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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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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 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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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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Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday

Story Background “Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday” was originally published in Amazing in August 1966. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 115–133. If you are … 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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