Category Archives: Sexuality

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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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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“No Laughing Matter”: Media, Morality and Resistance in The Man Who Japed

Philip K. Dick’s early novel The Man Who Japed is quite prescient in describing how morality and the media intersect as a tool of power. As the novel opens, we are given some very recognizable Orwellian imagery. Government institutions are … 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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Cadbury, The Beaver Who Lacked

Story Background “Cadbury, The Beaver Who Lacked” was written in 1971, but it was not published during Dick’s lifetime. It first appeared in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It can now be found in The Eye of the … Continue reading

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The War With the Fnools

Story Background “The War with the Fnools” was originally published in Galactic Outpost in the Spring 1964 issues. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 41–51. … 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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