The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick

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The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick
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One of the limited edition releases
AuthorPhilip K. Dick
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherUnderwood-Miller
Publication date
1987
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pagesxxii, 404 (vol. I)
xiii, 395 (vol. II)
xiii, 376 (vol. III)
xi, 380 (vol. IV)
ix, 395 (vol. V)
ISBN0-88733-053-3
OCLC15182853
LC ClassPS3554.I3 A15 1987

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a collection of 118 science fiction stories by American writer Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Underwood-Miller in 1987 as a five volume set. See Philip K. Dick bibliography for information about the mass market reprints.

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 Science Fiction, 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 Science Fiction, 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[edit]

Volume I, Beyond Lies the Wub[edit]

Volume II, Second Variety[edit]

Volume III, The Father-Thing[edit]

Volume IV, The Days of Perky Pat[edit]

Volume V, The Little Black Box[edit]

Missing Short Stories[edit]

The following stories are ones that were left out of this collection.

Publication states[edit]

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.
  • 405 copies were bound in tan and brown cloth, slipcased, but without signature. (400 of these are numbered from 101–500 and 5 are presentation copies.)
  • 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.

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