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<Oct 29, 1953

Jul 1954

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MS title: "Foundling Home"
2800 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

 HISTORY:

    "Foundling Home" arrived at the SMLA on 29th Oct 1953. It was published in Imagination in July 1954 under the title "The Crawlers." After selection by Ace books for their 1969 PKD collection THE PRESERVING MACHINE, it went mostly unnoticed until THE COLLECTED STORIES.

    In this story pitiful human mutant children who look like grubs with human faces are rounded up by the authorities and transported to a distant island where it is hoped they will live out their lives in peace and away from normal human habitations. Somewhat like groundhogs, the mutants delve deep under the island and expand their territory to the mainland. That’s when the real building will begin. But… some of the Crawler offspring just don’t look normal to their mutated parents.

"The Crawlers" rates


Other Magazine and Anthology appearances.        More Cover Pix here: aaaPKDickBooks.jpg (3234 bytes)

1969 tpm3a.jpg (7600 bytes) THE PRESERVING MACHINE And Other Stories, Ace, pb, 67800, Apr 1969, 317pp, $0.95 (Leo and Diane Dillon) [CG: - A146]        
1976   YOU AND SCIENCE FICTION, National Textbook Co., tp, ?, 1976, 349pp (?) {Ed. Hollister}  
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD  
       

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Collector’s Notes

Ken Lopez: "The Crawlers" in Imagination, Jul 1954 (1st). NF. Signed by the author. $150


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