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Eye in the Sky (1957)

Introduction Eye in the Sky was originally published by Philip K. Dick in 1957. It tells the story of a small group of people accidently thrown into a proton beam deflector. This allows some of them to impose their reality … Continue reading

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Precious Artifact

Story Background “Precious Artifact” was originally published in Galaxy in October 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 53–65. Plot Summary Milt Biskle has just … Continue reading

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If There Were No Benny Cemoli

Story Background “If There Were No Benny Cemoli” was originally published in Galaxy in December 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 173–190. Plot Summary John LeConte witnesses … Continue reading

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The Last of the Masters

Story Background “The Last of the Masters” was published in Orbit Science Fiction in November–December 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 75–97. Plot Summary Bors, a governing robot, … Continue reading

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Small Town

Story Background “Small Town” was published in Amazing in May 1954. 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 341–353. Plot … Continue reading

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The Hanging Stranger

Story Background “The Hanging Stranger” was published in Science Fiction Adventure in December 1953. It is currently most easily available in the third volume of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick (now known as Second Variety and Other Classic … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Bubbles

Story Background “The Trouble with Bubbles” was first published in Imagination in September 1953. Cited pages numbers come from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2 (New York: Citadel), 191–205. Plot … Continue reading

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