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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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Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday

Story Background “Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday” was originally published in Amazing in August 1966. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 115–133. If you are … Continue reading

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Exhibit Piece

Story Background “Exhibit Piece” was published in If in August 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 155–166. Plot Summary George Miller, dressed in an anachronistic mid-twentieth century suit, … Continue reading

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