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<May 13, 1953

1953

The Hanging Stranger

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1300 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

HISTORY:

   May 13, 1953 marks the arrival of the manuscript for "The Eyes Have It" at the SMLA. The Agency sold the story to Science Fiction Stories and it was printed in the late 1953 issue. Two anthology appearances 30 years later and then THE COLLECTED STORIES is about it for "The Eyes Have It."

    That any anthologizer, let alone two, should have picked up "The Eyes Have It" and have ignored "Jon’s World" is incredible. This is possibly one of the worst short stories Dick ever wrote. Really, it’s just a throwaway.

    A man takes literally what is obviously metaphorical and imagines an alien invasion. And like the man, even though my eyes also roam around the room, I have no stomach for this story either. A joke.

    "The Eyes Have It’ gets


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

1986 101SFstories1.jpg (6142 bytes) 101 SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Crown-Avenal, hb, ?,?,? (?) {Ed. Greeberg, Waugh, Waugh}        
1992   THE GIANT BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Magpie, hb, ?,?,? (?) {Ed.?}  
1995   THE GIANT BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Parragon, pb, ?, 1995, ?, ? (?)   {Ed. Greeberg, Waugh, Waugh} ISBN: 1858130484  
       

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Amazon UK:THE GIANT BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Parragon, pb, ?, 1995, ?, ? (?)    {Ed. Greeberg, Waugh, Waugh} ISBN: 1858130484. 3.99


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