The Father-Thing (collection)


The Father-Thing (collection)

Infobox Book
name = The Father-Thing
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image_caption = Dust-jacket from the first edition
author = Philip K. Dick
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Science fiction short stories
publisher = Gollancz
release_date = 1989
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media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 376 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-575-04616-3
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"The Father-Thing" is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Gollancz in 1989 and reprints Volume III of "The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick". It had not previously been published as a stand-alone volume. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines "If", "Science Fiction Adventures", "Science Fiction Stories", "Orbit", "Fantasy and Science Fiction", "Imagination", "Future", "Galaxy Science Fiction", "Beyond Fantasy Fiction", "Satellite", "Science Fiction Quarterly" and "Imaginative Tales".

Contents

* Introduction, by John Brunner
* "Fair Game"
* "The Hanging Stranger"
* "The Eyes Have It"
* "The Golden Man"
* "The Turning Wheel"
* "The Last of the Masters"
* "The Father-Thing"
* "Strange Eden"
* "Tony and the Beetles"
* "Null-O"
* "To Serve the Master"
* "Exhibit Piece"
* "The Crawlers"
* "Sales Pitch"
* "Shell Game"
* "Upon the Dull Earth"
* "Foster, You’re Dead"
* "Pay for the Printer"
* "War Veteran"
* "The Chromium Fence"
* "Misadjustment"
* "A World of Talent"
* "Psi-Man Heal My Child!"
* Notes

References

*cite web
last = Brown
first = Charles N.
authorlink = Charles N. Brown
coauthors = William G. Contento
title = The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1998)
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url = http://www.locusmag.com/index/b136.htm#A1817.49
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accessdate = 2008-01-11


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