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Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/26/2006 2:34:08 PM
The commentator Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/4/2006 1:38:59 PM
The Chromium Fence appeared in Immagination, July 1955 -- When personal hygene promotions become the law, watch out!
War Veteran appeared in If, March 1955 -- A war veteran knows more than then he should about a war to come.
Oldtrekker posts on 3/24/2006 6:56:29 PM
Other readers and TV viewers may have made this connection too. The 1995 TV series "Slidders" owes a lot of premise to Eye in the Sky. The changing universes that shift between the minds of people caught in the accidental breakdown of a high energy particle accelerator is very much like the TV premise of moving to alternate Earths.
derr posts on 3/21/2006 7:30:58 PM
hi. thanks for the interesting notes and info on pkd stories from the past.
lets face it, if its some facts from the fifties, its in the past all right.
i hope the estate of pkd eventually markets a dvd about this great author.
i mean of course his relatives...and if
they are reading this, please let us know about it, or how we can get it.
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/16/2006 7:36:22 PM
appeared in Galaxy, September 1954
Well, of course, I'm not paranoid; but I know you are and here's how we are going to determine who is and who isn't?
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/15/2006 8:11:34 PM
Upon The Dull Earth
appeared in Beyond Fantasy Fiction, November, 1954
When the spirits take your fiance, let her go or you may regret what happens upon her return.
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/14/2006 7:36:54 PM
Psi-man Heal My Child (aka Outside Consultant)appeared in Imaginative Tales, November 1955
It could be the end of the world as we know it when alternate medicine becomes more effective and trustworthy as a means of treatment versus conventional medicine.
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/11/2006 4:26:56 PM
appeared in Space Science Fiction, May 1953
used in a movie, "Screamers"
Humans versus robots that learned to build and modify themselves after they were first developed by humans.
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/8/2006 9:16:29 PM
The Last Of The Masters (aka Protection Agency)
appeared in Orbit Science Fiction, Nov-Dec 1954
When getting rid of high tech mayhem becomes a way of life for some people.
[PKDick said in 1978: "Now I show trust of robot as leader, a robot who is the suffering servant, which
is to say a form of Christ. Leader as servant of man: leader who should be dispensed with -- perhaps.
An ambibuity hangs over the morality of this story. Should we have a leader or should we think for
ourselves? Obviously, the latter, in principle. But -- somethinmes there lies a gulf between what is
theoretically right and that which is practical. It's interesting that I would trust a robot and not an
android. Perhaps it's because a robot does not try to deceive you as to what it is."]
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/6/2006 8:38:02 PM
appeared in Future, June 1954
Fed up with advertising and want to get away? Well, maybe in another solar system there will be some relief, maybe. [PKDick said in 1978 that he didn't like the ending either.]
Oldtrekker2 posts on 3/6/2006 4:42:47 PM
Foster, You're Dead
appeared in Star Science Fiction Stories No.3, 1955
edited by Frederik Pohl
The cruel side of a government's nuclear war paranoia.
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