Category Archives: Work

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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Return Match

Story Background “Return Match” was originally published in Galaxy in February 1967. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 183–196. Plot Summary A Los Angeles police … Continue reading

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A Game of Unchance

Story Background “A Game of Unchance” was originally published in Amazing in July 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 157–174. Plot Summary On Mars, … 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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Days of Perky Pat

Story Background “The Days of Perky Pat” was originally published in Amazing in December 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 301–321. This is his third story published … Continue reading

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Orpheus with Clay Feet

Story Background “Orpheus with Clay Feet was originally published in Escapade in 1964. Dick published this under the pseudonym Jack Dowland. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 289–300. … Continue reading

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