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The Crack in Space (1966)

Introduction The Crack in Space was first published by Philip K. Dick in 1966 with the help of Ace Books. It is about an overpopulated Earth facing a jobs crisis. Millions are left without work or hope of work and … Continue reading

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Pay For the Printer

Story Background “Pay for the Printer” was originally published in Satellite Science Fiction in October 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 239–252. Plot Summary Allen Fergesson and … Continue reading

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To Serve the Master

Story Background “To Serve the Master” was originally published in Imagination in February 1956. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 145–154. Plot Summary Applequist is walking across a … Continue reading

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