The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick


The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick

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genre = Science fiction short stories
publisher = Underwood-Miller
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pages = xxii, 404 pp (vol. I) xiii, 395 pp (vol. II) xiii, 376 pp (vol. III) xi, 380 pp (vol. IV) ix, 395 pp (vol. V)
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"The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick" is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Underwood-Miller in 1987 as a five volume set.

Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines "Fantasy and Science Fiction", "Planet Stories", "If", "Galaxy Science Fiction", "Imagination", "Space Science Fiction", "Fantastic Story Magazine", "Amazing Stories", "Future", "Cosmos", "Fantasy Fiction", "Beyond Fantasy Fiction", "Thrilling Wonder Stories", "Startling Stories", "Fantastic Universe", "Science Fiction Quarterly", "Astounding", "Science Fiction Adventures", "Science Fiction Stories", "Orbit", "Satellite", "Imaginative Tales", "Fantastic", "Worlds of Tomorrow", "Escapade", "Famous Science Fiction", "Niekas", "Rolling Stone College Papers", "Interzone", "Playboy", "Omni" and "The Yuba City High Times".

Contents

Volume I, "Beyond Lies the Wub"

* Preface, from a letter to John Betancourt
* Foreword, by Steven Owen Godersky
* Introduction, by Roger Zelazny
* "Stability"
* "Roog"
* "The Little Movement"
* "Beyond Lies the Wub"
* "The Gun"
* "The Skull"
* "The Defenders"
* "Mr. Spaceship"
* "Piper in the Woods"
* "The Infinites"
* "The Preserving Machine"
* "Expendable"
* "The Variable Man"
* "The Indefatigable Frog"
* "The Crystal Crypt"
* "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford"
* "The Builder"
* "Meddle"
* "Paycheck"
* "The Great C"
* "Out in the Garden"
* "The King of the Elves"
* "Colony"
* "Prize Ship"
* "Nanny"
* Notes

Volume II, "Second Variety"

* Introduction, by Norman Spinrad
* "The Cookie Lady"
* "Beyond the Door"
* "Second Variety"
* "Jon’s World"
* "The Cosmic Poachers"
* "Progeny"
* "Some Kinds of Life"
* "Martians Come in Clouds"
* "The Commuter"
* "The World She Wanted"
* "A Surface Raid"
* "Project: Earth"
* "The Trouble with Bubbles"
* "Breakfast at Twilight"
* "A Present for Pat"
* "The Hood Maker"
* "Of Withered Apples"
* "Human Is"
* "Adjustment Team"
* "The Impossible Planet"
* "Impostor"
* "James P. Crow"
* "Planet for Transients"
* "Small Town"
* "Souvenir"
* "Survey Team"
* "Prominent Author"
* Notes

Volume III, "The Father-Thing"

* Introduction, by John Brunner
* "Fair Game"
* "The Hanging Stranger"
* "The Eyes Have It"
* "The Golden Man"
* "The Turning Wheel"
* "The Last of the Masters"
* "The Father-Thing"
* "Strange Eden"
* "Tony and the Beetles"
* "Null-O"
* "To Serve the Master"
* "Exhibit Piece"
* "The Crawlers"
* "Sales Pitch"
* "Shell Game"
* "Upon the Dull Earth"
* "Foster, You’re Dead"
* "Pay for the Printer"
* "War Veteran"
* "The Chromium Fence"
* "Misadjustment"
* "A World of Talent"
* "Psi-Man Heal My Child!"
* Notes

Volume IV, "The Days of Perky Pat"

* How Do You Know You’re Reading Philip K. Dick?, by James Tiptree, Jr
* "Autofac"
* "Service Call"
* "Captive Market"
* "The Mold of Yancy"
* "The Minority Report"
* "Recall Mechanism"
* "The Unreconstructed M"
* "Explorers We"
* "War Game"
* "If There Were No Benny Cemoli"
* "Novelty Act"
* "Waterspider"
* "What the Dead Men Say"
* "Orpheus with Clay Feet"
* "The Days of Perky Pat"
* "Stand-By"
* "What'll We Do with Ragland Park?"
* "Oh, to Be a Blobel!"
* Notes

Volume V, "The Little Black Box"

* Introduction, by Thomas M. Disch
* "The Little Black Box"
* "The War with the Fnools"
* "A Game of Unchance"
* "Precious Artifact"
* "Retreat Syndrome"
* "A Terran Odyssey"
* "Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday"
* "Holy Quarrel"
* "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
* "Not By Its Cover"
* "Return Match"
* "Faith of Our Fathers"
* "The Story to End All Stories for Harlan Ellison’s Anthology Dangerous Visions"
* "The Electric Ant"
* "Cadbury, the Beaver Who Lacked"
* "A Little Something for Us Tempunauts"
* "The Pre-Persons"
* "The Eye of the Sibyl"
* "The Day Mr. Computer Fell out of its Tree"
* "The Exit Door Leads In"
* "Chains of Air, Web of Aether"
* "Strange Memories of Death"
* "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon"
* "Rautavaara's Case"
* "The Alien Mind"
* Notes

Publication states

The set was published in four states:
* 3 copies were quarterbound in calfskin with a handmade slipcase and the author's signature tipped in.
* 100 copies were bound in red buckram, slipcased, with the author's signature taken from his canceled checks, laid in.
* 505 copies were bound in tan and brown cloth, slipcased, but without signature or numbering.
* 800 copies were bound with a yellow-orange binding and did not have a slipcase.

The volumes were not sold individually. All sets except the trade edition (800 copies) also included a chapbook, "Brief Synopsis for An Alternate World Novel: The Acts of Paul", an outline for a novel that was never written.

References

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