Category Archives: Science

Eye in the Sky (1957)

Introduction Eye in the Sky was originally published by Philip K. Dick in 1957. It tells the story of a small group of people accidently thrown into a proton beam deflector. This allows some of them to impose their reality … Continue reading

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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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Pay For the Printer

Story Background “Pay for the Printer” was originally published in Satellite Science Fiction in October 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 239–252. Plot Summary Allen Fergesson and … Continue reading

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James P. Crow

Story Background “James P. Crow” was published in Planet Stories in May 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 … Continue reading

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Adjustment Team

Story Background “Adjustment Team” was published in Orbit Science Fiction in September-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 … Continue reading

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Progeny

Story Background “Progeny” was published in If in November 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 93–107, or wherever … 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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