“The Mold of Yancy” is a 1955 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It is about a highly influential man near Jupiter, whose opinions attract some high level and unwanted attention.
Pay for the Printer is a post-apocalyptic short science fiction story written by Philip K. Dick, concerning the coming of benevolent aliens to the aid of humanity, with tragic results. Non-Spoiler summary: World War III. World is in ashes. Mankind is doomed. Or is it? There are still caddies roaming the ruins of the interstate, […]
The Eyes Have It is a comedic scifi short story by Philip K. Dick, in which stars his most clueless, ass-hat character yet. Non-Spoiler summary: There’s not much I can say about this exceptionally short story, except that its narrator (and protagonist) suffers from what I can only describe as MIS (metaphor incomprehensibility syndrome). It’s […]
Foster, you’re Dead by Philip K. Dick is a short science fiction story which tells us the story of Foster and his everyday life in a climate of growing paranoia in the US, where the Red Scare dictates almost every aspect of everyday life.
Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick is a sci-fi short story that is essentially a parody on viral marketing. Despite the fact that this story was written during the 60’s, it still reads like something contemporary, a gentleman’s rant, if you will.
This is a guest post by Alvina Lopez. Most people know of Philip K. Dick’s great science fiction novels, but despite having multiple short stories adapted into feature films, a lot of people aren’t as aware of his large proliferation of short stories. The fact of the matter is that Dick wrote around 121 shot […]
“Second Variety” is a 1953 science fiction novelette by Philip K. Dick. It is about a post-apocalyptic American major who joins forces with a handful of Russians in order to eliminate robotic killing machines.
About a year ago I came to the sad realization that I had never read anything by Philip K. Dick – not stories, not novels, not anything. Shocking, I know. So to rectify the situation I decided to read some of his short stories. There were a couple of problems, though.
“The Hanging Stranger” is a 1953 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It is about the one man in Pikeville who notices a dead stranger hanging from a lamp post in the middle of town.
“We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” is a 1966 science fiction novelette by Philip K. Dick. It is about a man who desperately wants to go to Mars but can’t afford it, so he gets vacation memories implanted instead.
“The Minority Report” is a 1956 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It is about the man who heads the pre-crime division and what he does when his name shows up as a potential murderer.
Happy 10th anniversary to BestScienceFictionStories.com! Today marks 10 years since I started this web site – and to celebrate the occasion I want to share with you my 25 favorite science fiction short stories!