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1952

Jul 1953

The Infinites

The Variable Man

 

HISTORY:

    PKD’s first appearance in Fantastic Story Magazine was "The Indefatigable Frog." In this one Zeno’s paradox is put to the test – with uncertain results. It is akin to the two ‘Doc Labyrinth’ stories ("The Short, Happy Life of The Brown Oxford" and "The Preserving Machine") and with just a slight rechanging of character names one can see it fitting in well with those two stories.

    Published in Fantastic Story Magazine in the July 1953 issue, "The Indefatigable Frog" was collected into PKD’s first anthology, the English A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS in 1955. Beyond its inclusion in THE COLLECTED STORIES, it appeared in THE ASCENT OF WONDER (Ed. David Hartwell and Kathryn Kramer) from Tor Books in 1994. In this anthology PKD has written an introduction to the story.

    "The Indefatigable Frog" rates


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1955 A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS, Rich & Cowan, hb, ?, 1955, ?, ? (?)
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PHILIP K. DICK
1994 t10381.jpg (10712 bytes) THE ASCENT OF WONDER {Ed.: Hartwell, Cramer} Tor, pb,
     

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    "The Indefatigable Frog" by P.K.Dick (an Introduction to his story of that name) can be found in THE ASCENT OF WONDER: The Evolution of Hard SF edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Kramer, Tor Books, 990 pp. $35

 


Collector's Notes

Ken Lopez Books: "The Indefatigable Frog" in Fantastic Story Magazine. FAIR. . Water-damaged; resulting in splitting of spine; waving of covers and pages; blurring of signature. Fair in wrappers. Still, scarce and fragile. . Signed by the author and by Richard Matheson and Sam Merwin, Jr. $100   


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