Category Archives: Space Exploration

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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Philip K. Dick’s Philosophy of History: Part One

Part One: The Promise of the Frontier Not much has been written about Philip K. Dick’s philosophy of history as revealed in his fiction. On the one hand, this is surprising because from the beginning of his career Dick was … 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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The Alien Mind

Story Background “The Alien Mind” was originally published in The Yuba City High Times in February 1981. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 385–387. Plot … Continue reading

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Rautavaara’s Case

Story Background “Rautavaara’s Case” was originally published in Omni in October 1980. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 375–383. Plot Summary Beings from Proxima report … 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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A Little Something for Us Tempunauts

Story Background “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts” was originally published in the anthology Final Stage in 1974. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 257–274. … Continue reading

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