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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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Misadjustment

Story Background “Misadjustment” was originally published in Science Fiction Quarterly in February 1957. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 305–319. Plot Summary Richards comes home from a ten-hour … Continue reading

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The Minority Report

Story Background “The Minority Report” was originally published in Fantastic Universe in January 1956. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 71–102. Plot Summary I – John Anderton meets … Continue reading

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Psi-Man Heal My Child!

Story Background “Psi-Man Heal my Child!” was originally published in Imaginative Tales in November 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 353–371. Plot Summary Ed Garby, his wife … Continue reading

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A World of Talent

Story Background “A World of Talent” was published in Galaxy in October 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 321–352. Plot Summary Tim evades a party at his house … Continue reading

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