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Vulcan’s Hammer (1960)

Vulcan’s Hammer is one of Philip K. Dick’s least appreciated novels. Published between Time Out of Joint and The Man in the High Castle, readers have often pointed out that this novel is more like his earlier undeveloped tales than … Continue reading

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Stand-By

Story Background “Stand-By” was originally published in Amazing in October 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 323–338. Plot Summary Jim Briskin, news broadcaster, receives reports from the … Continue reading

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