Philip K. Dick Collections

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  Introduction to the Collections
by Paul Williams, former literary executor of the Philip K. Dick Estate

Philip K. Dick loved to write, it was his greatest pleasure, and sometimes almost a compulsion, so it is no surprise that he has published 67 different books in the English language (and several hundred more when you add up all the translated editions of his writings in other languages). In addition to the 36 science fiction novels and 8 mainstream novels he wrote and published, he produced 14 short story collections. The list below of short story collections by Philip K. Dick in English, is organized by year of first publication.

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A Handful of Darkness (U.K.)     Published in 1955
handful of darkness "Upon the Dull Earth"
"The Cookie Lady"
"Colony"
"Prominent Author"
"The Builder"
"The Indefatigable Frog"
"The Turning Wheel"
"Progeny"
"Exhibit Piece"
"Expendable"
"The Impossible Planet"
"Planet for Transients"
"Impostor"
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The Variable Man     Published in 1957
"The Variable Man"
"Second Variety"
"The Minority Report"
"Autofac"
"A World of Talent"
 
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The Preserving Machine     Published in 1969
"War Game"
"Pay for the Printer"
"The Crawlers"
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
"The Preserving Machine"
"If There Were No Benny Cemoli"
"War Veteran"
"Roog"
"Oh, To Be a Blobel!"
"Upon the Dull Earth"
"Retreat Syndrome"
"Top Stand-By Job"
"Captive Market"
"Beyond Lies the Wub"
"What the Dead Men Say"
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The Book of Philip K Dick     Published in 1973
"Nanny"
"The Turning Wheel"
"The Defenders"
"Adjustment Team"
Psi-Man ("Psi-Man Heal My Child!")
"The Commuter"
"A Present for Pat"
"Breakfast at Twilight"
"Shell Game"
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The Best of Philip K. Dick     Published in 1977
best of philip k dick "Beyond Lies the Wub"
"Roog"
"Second Variety"
"Paycheck"
"Impostor"
"Colony"
"Expendable"
"The Days of Perky Pat"
"Breakfast at Twilight"
"Foster, You're Dead"
"The Father-Thing"
"Service Call"
"Autofac"
"Human Is"
"If There Were No Benny Cemoli"
"Oh, to Be a Blobel!"
"Faith of Our Fathers"
"The Electric Ant"
"A Little Something for Us Tempunauts"
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The Golden Man     Published in 1980
"The Golden Man"
"Return Match"
"The King of the Elves"
"The Mold of Yancy"
"Not By Its Cover"
"The Little Black Box"
"The Unreconstructed M"
"The War with the Fnools"
"The Last of the Masters"
"Meddler"
"A Game of Unchance"
"Sales Pitch"
"Precious Artifact"
"Small Town"
"The Pre-Persons "
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Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities     Published in 1984
robots androids and mechanical oddities "The Little Movement"
"The Defenders"
"The Preserving Machine"
"Second Variety"
"Impostor"
"Sales Pitch"
"The Last of the Masters"
"Service Call"
"Autofac"
"To Serve the Master"
"War Game"
"A Game of Unchance"
"The Electric Ant"
"The Exit Door Leads In"
"Frozen Journey"
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I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon     Published in 1985
i hope i shall arrive soon "How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" (speech)
"The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford"
"Explorers We"
"Holy Quarrel"
"What'll We Do with Ragland Park?"
"Strange Memories of Death"
"The Alien Mind"
"The Exit Door Leads In"
"Chains of Air, Web of Aether"
"Rautavaara's Case"
"I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon"
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The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1, Beyond Lies the Wub
(also known as "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford")
Part of a 5-volume series, published in 1987
"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"
"Meddler"
"Paycheck"
"The Great C"
"Out in the Garden"
"The King of the Elves"
"Colony"
"Prize Ship"
"Nanny"
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The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 2, Second Variety
(also known as "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale")
Part of a 5-volume series, published in 1987
"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"
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The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 3, The Father-Thing
(also known as "Second Variety")
Part of a 5-volume series, published in 1987
"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!"
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The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 4, The Days of Perky Pat
(also known as "The Minority Report")
Part of a 5-volume series, published in 1987
"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!"
 
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 5, The Little Black Box
(also known as "The Eye of the Sybil")
Part of a 5-volume series, published in 1987
"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"
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The Philip K. Dick Reader     Published in 1997
philip k dick reader "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"
"We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"
"The Minority Report"
"Paycheck"
"Second Variety"
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Paycheck and 24 Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
(Reprint of "The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1")
Published in 2003
philip k dick reader "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"
"Meddler"
"Paycheck"
"The Great C"
"Out in the Garden"
"The King of the Elves"
"Colony"
"Prize Ship"
"Nanny"
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