Short Stories Collections

A Handful of Darkness The Best of Philip K. Dick The Book of Philip K. Dick The Collected Stories The Early Work of PKD The Golden Man Human Is I Hope I shall Arrive Soon The Minority Report Paycheck The Philip K. Dick Reader The Preserving Machine Robots, Androids and Other Mechanical Oddities The Selected Stories The Variable Man

Novels Collections

The Philip K. Dick Omnibus The Valis Trilogy Three Early Novels Five Great Novels Counterfeit Unrealities Library of America

The Preserving Machine (1969)

The Preserving Machine has been out of print for more than 20 years but the short story is available in other collections. The Gollancz edition of "The Preserving Machine" was briefly published under the title "The Philip K. Dick Omnibus" before it was withdrawn from circulation because the title was already used for a another book. This is most likely the rarest of all P.K. Dick books featured on this website. An unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, by Philip K. Dick himself can be read here.

American Editions

British Editions

Cover Gallery

ace, 1969 SFBC, 1970 Gollancz, 1971 Gollancz, 1971 Pan, 1972
UK SFBC, 1972 ace, 1976 Pan, 1977 Grafton, 1987


The Preserving Machine

  • Upon The Dull Earth (1954)
  • The Preserving Machine (1953)
  • War Game (1959)
  • Roog (1952)
  • War Veteran (1955)
  • Beyond Lies The Wub (1952)
  • We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966)
  • Captive Market (1955)
  • If There Were No Benny Cemoli (1963)
  • Retreat Syndrome (1964)
  • The Crawlers (1954)
  • Oh, To Be A Blobel! (1964)
  • What The Dead Men Say (1964) (not in the Gollancz and Pan editions)
  • Pay For The Printer (1956)