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Written in 1952

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Galaxy: Jan 1953    In GSM's Collection (1953 JAN): GALAXY {Cover and story ill. by Ed Emshwiller}
(1953 JUN): GALAXY, Vol.3, #5 (UK)
(1964): THE PENULTIMATE TRUTH {Expanded}

1965: INVASION OF THE ROBOTS In GSM's Collection (1965): INVASION OF THE ROBOTS, {ed.: Elwood} Paperback Library, pb, 52-519, $0.50

(1969): INVASION OF THE ROBOTS, 2nd. ed
(1973): THE BOOK OF PKD, DAW, pb, #44
(1983): THERE WILL BE WAR, {ed.: Pournelle, Carr} Tor, pb,

1983: GALAKTIKA #52 In GSM's Collection (1983): GALAKTIKA #52 {tr. into Hungarian as A VEDOK}
1984: ROBOTS, ANDROIDS AND MECHANICAL ODDITIES In GSM's Collection (1984): ROBOTS, ANDROIDS AND MECHANICAL ODDITIES

(1987): BEYOND LIES THE WUB/THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF THE BROWN OXFORD
(1987): BATTLEFIELDS BEYOND TOMORROW, {ed.: Waugh, Greenberg}Crown/Bonanza, ?,

FOREIGN EDITIONS

wpe2.jpg (3531 bytes) Collection : 10/18, ?, 1995, 1989, ?,? (?){tr. into French as "Les Défenseurs"
ed: Jean-Claude Zylberstein, ISBN : 2 264 01323 0}

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Denoel, ?, 2-207-24065-7, 1994, ?,? (?) {tr. into French as "Les Défenseurs" in  NOUVELLES 1947-1952
ed.: Hélène Collon}

TTHC    261: {... ...} For all that, however, the fact remains that Dick's major stories appeared elsewhere {besides Fantasy & Science Fiction}.

    That elsewhere included Galaxy. While he sold, between 1953 and 1955, but seven of his stories to Gold -- just one more than he sold to Boucher -- they included much of Dick's finest early work, work which set the tone for the next thirty years of Dick's writing life. His first sale to Galaxy, "The Defenders", was greeted by a handsome cover illustration by the field's top artist, Ed Emshwiller, in January 1953. It is a seminal Dickian tale of deluded humans living underground thinking they are fighting a world-destroying war, while up above them, on the surface of the Earth, robots tend a peaceful garden: a plot later expanded into Dick's novel The Penultimate Truth, and central in its mistrust of the reality of the Cold War to much of Dick's later writing. Dick knew his audience: he sold it to Galaxy himself, before joining up with the SMLA.

TTHC    429:   fn25: {...}(Two Dick stories -- "The Defenders" and "Colony" -- were adapted by other hands for the radio sf series "X Minus One" in 1956.)


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