Science Fiction Novels

Blade Runner Clans of the Alphane Moon The Cosmic PuppetsCounter-Clock WorldThe Crack in Space Deus Irae The Divine Invasion Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dr. Bloodmoney Dr. Futurity Eye in the Sky Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Galactic Pot-Healer The Game Players of Titan The Ganymede TakeoverLies, Inc. The Man in the High Castle The Man Who Japed Martian Time-Slip A Maze of Death Nick and the Glimmung Now Wait for Last YearOur Friends from Frolix 8 The Penultimate Truth Radio Free Albemuth A Scanner Darkly The Simulacra Solar Lottery The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Time Out of Joint The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Ubik The Unteleported Man VALIS Vulcan's Hammer We Can Build You The World Jones Made World of Chance The Zap Gun

The Unteleported Man/ Lies, Inc. (1966)

The Unteleported Man was first published in the December 1964 issue of the magazine Fantastic, under the same title. When submitted to Don Wollheim, senior editor at Ace, to be published as a book, Dick was asked to expand the 32,000 word text to a length appropriate for a book. Dick agreed and added 25,000-30,000 words of text mostly describing the experience of the main character after he gets shot by an LSD-laced dart. The new text was appended to the existing text. Because it appeared to be quite irrelevant to the original plot, it was kept out of the Ace edition and the story was published back to back with Howard L. Cory's The Mind Monsters (1). The additional text was restored in the Berkley (1983) edition with three gaps because of lost manuscript pages. A manuscript revised by PKD was later found and was published as Lies, Inc. (the new title given by PKD) by Gollancz in 1984. But two manuscript pages were still missing leaving two gaps in the text that were filled by two short linking paragraphs written by John Sladek (2).

  1. From a letter of Terry Carr, PKD's editor at the time, to the PKD Society published in the PKDS Newsletter #6, 04/1985.
  2. From the Publisher's note of the Granada (1985) edition.

New: Foreign editions of Philip K. Dick books.

American Editions

  • Ace 1966, 100 pages, 50c, paperback, back to back with Mind Monsters by Howard L. Cory
  • Ace 1972, 107 pages, 95c, paperback, back to back with Dr Futurity
  • Berkley 1983, 202 pages, $2.75, paperback (revised as Lies, Inc.)
  • Vintage 2004, 208 pages, $12.00, trade paperback (revised as Lies, Inc.)
  • Mariner 2012, 240 pages, $13.95, trade paperback

British Editions

  • in A Philip K Dick Omnibus, Sidgwick and Jackson 1970, 422 pages, £1.95, hard cover
  • in "Science Fiction SPECIAL #7", Sidgwick and Jackson 1973, hard cover
  • Methuen 1976, 124 pages, 50p, paperback
  • Magnum 1979, 124 pages, 80p, paperback
  • Gollancz 1984, 199 pages, £7.95, hard cover (revised as Lies, Inc.)
  • Granada 1985, 223 pages, £1.95, paperback (revised as Lies, Inc.)

Cover Gallery

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Ace, 1966Sidgwick and Jackson, 1970Ace, 1972Sidgwick and Jackson, 1973Methuen, 1976
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Magnum, 1979Berkley, 1983

Foreign Editions

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Ace Double 1966 edition back cover Ace Double 1972 edition back cover The Unteleported Man, Fantastic 12/1964