Category Archives: Transhumanism

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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The World Jones Made (1956)

The World Jones Made was published in 1956 and was part of his first batch of novels penned in the mid-1950s, including Vulcan’s Hammer (not published until 1960), Dr. Futurity, The Cosmic Puppets, and Solar Lottery. It is the first … 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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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 Electric Ant

Story Background “The Electric Ant” was originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in October 1968. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 225–239. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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Oh, To Be a Blobel!

Story Background “Oh, To Be a Blobel!” was originally published in Amazing in February 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 359–373. Plot Summary George Munster goes to … Continue reading

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What the Dead Men Say

Story Background “What the Dead Men Say” was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in June 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 245–288. Plot Summary Part One … Continue reading

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