The Collected Stories, Volume 5: The Eye of Sibyl and Other Stories
Philip K. Dick
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A collection of stories by the celebrated science fiction writer includes never-before-published selections as well as the author's standards—"The Little Black Box" and "The Pre-Person" among them.
Introduction by Thomas M. Disch
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treat you here, now that we've found out. We knew, of course, as soon as we examined your injured right hand; we saw the electronic components and then we made torso x-rays and of course they bore out our hypothesis." "What," Poole said, "is an 'electric ant'?" But he knew; he could decipher the term. A nurse said, "An organic robot." "I see," Poole said. Frigid perspiration rose to the surface of his skin, across all his body. "You didn't know," the doctor said. "No." Poole shook his head.
both of them together. Water, my ass, he thought. I know what they went off into the bushes for. Only, Jack fell down, and his thing broke right off. "Tough luck, Jill," he said aloud as he expertly drove the four-year-old truck along the winding curves of California Highway One. Kids are like that, Ferris thought. Dirty and playing with dirty things, like themselves. This was still wild and open country, and many stray children scratched about in the canyons and fields; he kept his eye open,
CIA 'copter," Lightfoot ordered, waving his .45 at them. "You're making a mistake," the first Fnool said, shaking its head. "But you're a young man; you'll mature in time." It walked to the 'copter. Then, all at once, it spun and cried, "Death to the Terrans!" Its briefcase whipped up, a bolt of pure solar energy whined past Lightfoot's right ear. Lightfoot dropped to one knee and squeezed the trigger of the .45; the Fnool, in the doorway of the 'copter, pitched head-forward and lay with its
dealt with in your studies here," Major Casals said. "The Panther Engine is a two-rotor system, opposed rotors serving a common main shaft. Its main advantage is a total lack of centrifugal torque in the housing. A cam chain is thrown between the opposed rotors, which permits the main shaft to reverse itself without hysteresis." Behind him the big hologram remained blank. Strange, Bibleman thought. An eerie sensation: information without information, as if the computer had gone blind. Major
"The Absolute Benefactor of the People," Tso-pin said, "has personally met Mr. Pethel and trusts him. This is rare. The school in San Fernando will appear to teach run-of-the-mill Taoist philosophies but will, of course, in actuality maintain for us a channel of communication to the liberal and intellectual youth segment of western U.S. There are many of them still alive, from San Diego to Sacramento; we estimate at least ten thousand. The school will accept two thousand. Enrollment will be