Tag Archives: war

Return Match

Story Background “Return Match” was originally published in Galaxy in February 1967. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 183–196. Plot Summary A Los Angeles police … Continue reading

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Retreat Syndrome

Story Background “Retreat Syndrome” was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in January 1965. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 67–85. Plot Summary Caleb Myers, … Continue reading

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Oh, To Be a Blobel!

Story Background “Oh, To Be a Blobel!” was originally published in Amazing in February 1964. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 359–373. Plot Summary George Munster goes to … Continue reading

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Days of Perky Pat

Story Background “The Days of Perky Pat” was originally published in Amazing in December 1963. It can now be found in Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 301–321. This is his third story published … 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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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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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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