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<Jan 17, 1953

Jan 1954

The Trouble With Bubbles

Breakfast At Twilight

7100 wds


FIRST PUBLICATION

HISTORY:

   PKD’s second offering of 1953, the manuscript for "A Present For Pat", reached the SMLA on Jan 17, 1953. The Agency found someone to give it to and it was published in Startling Stories in Jan 1954. After that it was published in the United Kingdom version of the magazine in March 1954. Then, almost twenty years later, Donald Wollheim selected it for his PKD collection, THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK (1973). A few years later it appeared in THE TURNING WHEEL (1977) from Coronet publishers in the UK.

    "A Present For Pat" is a story where a minor deity from Ganymede is sold to a Terran and brought back to Earth, where it immediately starts causing trouble. A would-be funny story that sometimes is and at others is simply obvious.

    "A Present For Pat" rates


Other Magazine and Anthology appearances

1954   STARTLING STORIES #17 {UK}
1973 bookofPKDDAW1973.jpg (12736 bytes) THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK, DAW, pb, 44, ?,? (?)
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD
     

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Collector’s Notes

Ken Lopez: "A Present for Pat" in Startling Stories, Jan 1954 (1st). FAIR. Signed by the author. Rippled from moisture and mildly discolored. Signature slightly blurred. $100


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