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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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James P. Crow

Story Background “James P. Crow” was published in Planet Stories 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 … Continue reading

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Second Variety

Story Background “Second Variety” was published in Space Science Fiction in May 1953. Originally it was in the second volume of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, but it has been moved to the third volume (now known as … Continue reading

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Impostor

Story Background “Impostor” was first published in Astounding in June 1953. Cited page numbers come from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2 (New York: Citadel), 289–297, 381. Plot Summary Spence … Continue reading

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Nanny

Story Background “Nanny” was first published in Startling Stories in Spring 1955. Cited page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel), 383–397. Plot Summary Mary Fields is talking to her husband, Tom, … Continue reading

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The Defenders

Story Background “The Defenders” was originally published in 1953 in Galaxy. The central concept of this story informed the novel The Penultimate Truth. Pages numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), … Continue reading

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