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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 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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Progeny

Story Background “Progeny” was published in If in November 1954. I read it in We Can Remember It For Your Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2. It can be found there on pages 93–107, or wherever … Continue reading

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The Variable Man

Story Background “The Variable Man” is a novella by Philip K. Dick, first published in Space Science Fiction in July 1953. Pages numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 163–219. … Continue reading

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