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<Aug 4, 1953

Dec 1954

The Father-Thing

A Glass Of Darkness

MS title: "Immolation"
5000 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

HISTORY:

    After "The Father-Thing" PKD sent off the short story "Immolation." It reached the SMLA on Aug 4, 1953 and was published in Imagination in Dec 1954 under the title "Strange Eden."

    "Strange Eden" was never anthologized and only surfaced in volume 3 of THE COLLECTED STORIES in 1987. Comments on it are non-existent.

    In the story a two-man survey team discovers an unspoiled world. They land and one man, despite his captains qualms, goes off to explore. He spots a large cat-like creature and decides to do some big-game hunting. But his attention is distracted by a beautiful girl and he thinks she would be a better trophy. She’s willing, but her pet cats are about to increase in number by one…

    "Strange Eden" doesn’t really work that well and only rates


Other Magazine and Anthology appearances

1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PHILIP K. DICK      
       

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Collector’s Notes

Ken Lopez: "Strange Eden" in Imagination, Dec 1954 (1st). VG-NF. Signed by the author. $150


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