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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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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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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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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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The Chromium Fence

Story Background “The Chromium Fence” was originally published in Imagination in July 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 291–303. Plot Summary Don Walsh is reading the newspaper … Continue reading

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War Veteran

Story Background “War Veteran” was originally published in If in March 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 253­–289. Plot Summary And old man is sitting on a … Continue reading

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