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I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

Story Background “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon” was originally published in Playboy in December 1980. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 359–373. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of Its Tree

Story Background “The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of Its Tree” was written in 1977, but not published in Dick’s lifetime. It appeared first in the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It can now be found in The Eye … Continue reading

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Retreat Syndrome

Story Background “Retreat Syndrome” was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in January 1965. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 67–85. Plot Summary Caleb Myers, … Continue reading

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Recall Mechanism

Story Background “Recall Mechanism” was originally published in If in July 1959. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 103–116. Plot Summary Humphrys—an analyst—is dealing with a new patient … Continue reading

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Null-O

Story Background “Null-O” was originally published in If in December 1958. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 135—143. Plot Summary Ralph and Jean Jorgenson are discussing what to … Continue reading

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Shell Game

Story Background “Shell Game” was published in Galaxy in September 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 189–202. Plot Summary O’Keefe, awoken by a sound, runs for his gun … Continue reading

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Survey Team

Story Background “Survey Team” was published in Fantastic Universe in May1954. 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 367–377. Plot … Continue reading

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