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<Nov 19, 1952

Aug 1953

Martians Come In Clouds

The World She Wanted

4800 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

HISTORY:

    "The Commuter" dropped in the mail slot at the SMLA on Nov 19, 1952. The Agency, prompt as always, sent it off to the magazines where it was snapped up by Amazing Stories for their Aug-Sep 1953 issue.

    It was selected for Don Wollheim’s collection THE BOOK OF PKD in 1973. After that Lee Harding selected it for his Australian anthology BEYOND TOMORROW in 1976. The next year this anthology was published in England by The New English Library (NEL), then, as was the fate of many of these early stories, "The Commuter" was not seen again until the pages of THE COLLECTED STORIES.

    "The Commuter" tells of a town that isn’t there; and then it is. But when one town seeps into existence does another one fade away? And what about the wife and kids? Wait, does Bob have a wife and kids?

"The Commuter" rates


Other Magazine and Anthology Appearances.         More Cover Pix Here: aaaPKDickBooks.jpg (3234 bytes)

1953 DEC   AMAZING, Vol.1 #1 (UK)       
1966 DEC   AMAZING  
1973 bookofPKDDAW1973.jpeg (6917 bytes) THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK, DAW, pb, ?, 1973, ?, ? (?)  
1976 beyondTomorrowTheCommuter.jpg (17218 bytes) BEYOND TOMORROW,Wren, S. Melbourne, Australia, ?,1975,?,? (?) {Ed. Lee Harding}  
1977 ColonyNEL77.jpg (14658 bytes) BEYOND TOMORROW, NEL, ?, ?, 1977, ?,? (?) {Ed. Harding}  
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD  
       

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Collector’s Notes

Rudy’s Books: "The Commuter" in Amazing Stories, Aug-Sep 1953 (1st). G-VG. $4

Massoglia Books: "The Commuter" in Amazing Stories, Aug-Sep 1953 (1st). ?. $8

Massoglia Books: "The Commuter" in Amazing Stories, Aug-Sep 1953 (1st). ?. $6


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