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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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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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Precious Artifact

Story Background “Precious Artifact” was originally published in Galaxy in October 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 53–65. Plot Summary Milt Biskle has just … Continue reading

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Explorers We

Story Background “Explorers We” was originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in January 1959. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 147–155. Plot Summary A space ship crew … Continue reading

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Human Is

Story Background “Human Is” was published in Startling Stories in Winter 1955 (not sure if that means the start of the year of the end). It can be found in We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories … Continue reading

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Martians Come in Clouds

Story Background “Martians Come in Clouds” was published in Fantastic Universe in June-July 1953. (The information at the back of the Collected Stories gives publication in June-July 1954. This is clearly wrong. Look at the table of contents posted below.)I … Continue reading

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The Father-Thing

Story Background “The Father-Thing” was first published in Fantasy & Science Fiction in December 1954. Look for it in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 101–110. Plot Summary June Walton commands her son Charles … Continue reading

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