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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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A Game of Unchance

Story Background “A Game of Unchance” was originally published in Amazing in July 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 157–174. Plot Summary On Mars, … Continue reading

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Holy Quarrel

Story Background “Holy Quarrel” was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in May 1966. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 135–155. Plot Summary Expert computer … Continue reading

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What’ll We Do With Ragland Park

Story Background “What’ll We Do With Ragland Park” was originally published in Amazing in November 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 339–357. Plot Summary Sebastian Hada is … Continue reading

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The Turning Wheel

Story Background “The Turning Wheel” was published in Science Fiction Stories in 1954. It can be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick in pp. 57–73. Plot Summary Bard Chai is talking with Bard Sung-wu … 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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The Great C

Story Background “The Great C” was first published in Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy in September 1953. Page numbers come from Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (New York: Citadel Press), pp. 309–320. Plot Summary Kent, the … Continue reading

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