Category Archives: Environment

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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Souvenir

Story Background “Souvenir” was published in Fantastic Universe in October 1954. I read it in We Can Remember It For Your Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2. It can be found there on pages 355–365. Plot … Continue reading

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Survey Team

Story Background “Survey Team” was published in Fantastic Universe in May1954. I read it in We Can Remember It For Your Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2. It can be found there on pages 367–377. Plot … Continue reading

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Of Withered Apples

Story Background “Of Withered Apples” was published in Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy in July 1954. I read it in We Can Remember It For Your Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2. It can be found … Continue reading

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Jon’s World

Story Background “Jon’s World” was published in the anthology Time to Come in 1954. I read it in We Can Remember It For Your Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2. It can be found there on … 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 Impossible Planet

Story Background “The Impossible Planet” was first published in Imagination in October 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), 289–297. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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The Great C

Story Background “The Great C” was first published in Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy in September 1953. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 309–320. Plot Summary Kent, the … Continue reading

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Meddler

Story Background “Meddler” was first published in Future in its October 1954 issue. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 269–278. Plot Summary The technology called “The Dip” is … Continue reading

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Expendable

Story Background “Expendable” is a story by Philip K. Dick, first published in Fantasy & Science Fiction in July 1953. Pages numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 149–156. Plot … Continue reading

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