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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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Rautavaara’s Case

Story Background “Rautavaara’s Case” was originally published in Omni in October 1980. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 375–383. Plot Summary Beings from Proxima report … Continue reading

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The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions

Story Background “The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions” was originally published in Niekas in Fall 1968. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. … Continue reading

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Faith of Our Fathers

Story Background “Faith of Our Fathers” was originally published in Dangerous Visions in 1967. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 197–222. Plot Summary Tung Chien … Continue reading

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The Little Black Box

Story Background “The Little Black Box was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in August 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 19–39. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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Fair Game

Story Background “Fair Game” was originally published in If in September 1959. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 1–12. While published quite late in his short story career, … Continue reading

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A Present for Pat

Story Background “A Present for Pat” was published in Startling Stories in January 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 … Continue reading

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