Short Stories

Adjustment Team (1954) The Alien Mind (1981) A. Lincoln, Simulacrum (1969) All We Marsmen (1963) Autofac (1955) Beyond Lies The Wub (1952) Beyond The Door (1954) Breakfast at Twilight (1954) The Builder (1953) Cadbury, the Beaver who Lacked (1987) Cantata 140 (1964) The Captive Market (1955) Chains of Air, Web of Aether (1980) The Chromium Fence (1955) Colony (1953) The Commuter (1953) The Cookie Lady (1953) The Cosmic Poachers (1953) The Crawlers (1954) The Crystal Crypt (1954) The Days of Perky Pat (1963) The Defenders (1953) The Electric Ant (1969) Exhibit Piece (1954) The Exit Door Leads In (1979) Expendable (1953) Explorers We (1959) The Eye of the Sibyl (1987) The Eyes Have It (1953) Fair Game (1959) Faith of our Fathers (1967) The Father-Thing (1954) Foster You're Dead! (1955) Frozen Journey (1980) A Game of Unchance (1964) A Glass of Darkness (1956) The Golden Man (1954) The Great C (1952) The Gun (1952) The Hanging Stranger (1953) Holy Quarrel (1966) The Hood Maker (1955) Human Is (1955) If There Were no Benny Cemoli (1963) I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (1980) The Impossible Planet (1953) Impostor (1953) The Indefatiguable Frog (1953) The Infinites (1953) James P. Crow (1954) Jon's World (1954) The King of The Elves (1953) The Last of the Masters (1954) The Little Black Box (1964) The Little Movement (1952) A Little Something For Us Tempunauts (1974) Martians Come In Clouds (1953) Meddler (1954) The Minority Report (1956) Misadjustment (1957) The Mold of Yancy (1955), Mr Spaceship (1953) Nanny (1955) Not By its cover (1968) Novelty Act (1964) Null-0 (1958) Of Withered Apples (1954) Oh, to be a Blobbel (1964) Orpheus With Clay Feet (1964) Out in the Garden (1953) Pay for the Printer (1956) Paycheck (1953) Piper in the Woods (1953) Planet for Transients (1953) The Pre-persons (1974) Precious Artifact (1964) A present for Pat (1954) The Preserving Machine (1953) Prize Ship (1954) Progeny (1954) Project Earth (1953) Project Plowshare (1965) Prominent Author (1954) Psi-man Heal My Child (1955) Rautavaara's Case (1980) Recall Mechanism (1959) Retreat Syndrome (1965) Return Match (1967) Roog (1953) Sales Pitch (1954) Second Variety (1953) Service Call (1955) Shell Game (1954) The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford (1954) The Skull (1952) Small Town (1954) Some Kind of Life (1953) Souvenir (1954) Stand-by (1963) The Stories to End all Stories for Harlan Ellison's Anthology (1968) Strange Eden (1954) Strange Memories of Death (1984) A Surface Raid (1955) Survey Team (1954) Time Pawn (1954) To Serve the Master (1956) Tony and the Beetles (1954) The Trouble with Bubbles (1953) The Turning Wheel (1953) The Unreconstructed M (1957) The Unteleported Man (1964) Upon Dull Earth (1954) The Variable Man (1953) Vulcan's Hammer (1956) War Game (1959) War Veteran (1955) The War With the Fnools (1969) Waterspider(1964) We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966) What the Dead Men Say (1964) What'll Do With Ragland Park (1963) A World of Talent (1954) The World She Wanted (1953) Your Appointment Will be Yesterday (1966)

The Short Stories of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick published 117 short stories in magazines during his life time, between 1952 and 1981. Three stories were published posthumously. The majority of the short stories were written and published in pulp magazines before 1960 (see chart). In this section of the web site you will see a complete publishing history of each story. The date indicated for each story is the date of its first publication (not the date of its writing).

Before 1988, when Underwood Miller published the entire catalog of short stories in the 5 volume Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, most of the stories could only be found in their original pulp magazine publication, or in a handful of collections and anthologies. Today most of the stories are available in multiple editions.

Some of the stories published in pulps are short novels (novellas) and were published as novels with or without additional text. For example, A. Lincoln, Simulacrum, published in two issues of Amazing (11/69 and 1/70) was later published as We Can Build You and All We Marsmen, serialized in three issues of Worlds of Tomorrow (1963) was expanded and published as Martian Time-Slip.

Most of the Philip K. Dick movies are based on short stories, such as Total Recall (We Can Remember It for You Wholesale), Minority Report, Screamers (The Second Variety), Impostor, Paycheck, Next (The Golden Man).

The short story titles in the left menu link to galleries showing a complete publishing history for each short story, in magazines, anthologies and collections.

Short story publication history chart (click to enlarge)

short story chart