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<Aug 27, 1952

Jun 1953

Nanny

Beyond The Door

3000 wds

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    This little tale of a psychic vampire who trades cookies for children’s life force is effective, even memorable when one thinks about it. I think it would’ve made a good script for Rod Serling’s Night Gallery or The Twilight Zone.

    Published first in Fantasy Fiction in June 1953, "The Cookie Lady" was selected for PKD’s first collection, A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS in 1955. It has been intermittently anthologized since then, notably in ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: THE MASTER’S CHOICE published by Doubleday in 1979. It is the first story in the second volume of THE COLLECTED STORIES.

    "The Cookie Lady" gets


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

1955 A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS, Rich & Cowan, hb, ?,?,? (?)         
1961 CookLadyACE61.jpg (14893 bytes) MORE MACABRE, Ace, pb, D508, 1961, 192pp, $0.35, (?) {Ed. Wollheim}  
1979   ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: THE MASTER'S CHOICE, Book One, Random House, hb, ?,?,? (?) {Ed. Hitchcock} Book Club Edition  
1981   ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: THE MASTER'S CHOICE, Book One, Coronet, pb, ?,?,? (?) {Ed. Hitchcock}  
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD  
1988   HUNGER FOR HORROR, DAW, pb, ?, Mar 1988. 256pp, $3.50 (?) {Ed. Adams, Adams} 0-886-77266-4  
1997   VAMPIRES: The Greatest Stories, MJF, hb, ?, Oct 1997, 308pp, $8.98 (J.K.Potter) {Ed. Greenberg} 1-56731-167-9  
       

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Collector’s Notes

Ebay (Nov 2000): "The Cookie lady" in Fantasy Fiction, 1953. 0 bids. $6

Alibris: "The Cookie Lady" in THE MASTER’S CHOICE, ed. Alfred Hitchcock, Random House, hb, BCE, 1979. VG/VG. Light jacket edge-wear includes short closed tears. Covers bright. Binding strong. Text clean and complete. $3.95


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