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<Nov 24, 1952

May 1953

The Commuter

A Surface Raid

  6700 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

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    Another story practically forgotten until the publication of THE COLLECTED STORIES, the manuscript for "The World She Wanted" reached the SMLA on Nov 24, 1952, a few days after that of "The Commuter." It was published in Science Fiction Quarterly in May 1953. The cover and interior illustrate PKD’s story and are by Milton Luros.

    "The World She Wanted" is a spiritual cousin to Jerome Bixby’s "It’s A Good Life." A man is swept off his feet by a girl who insists that this is her world and in her world things are the way she wants them to be. But he disagrees; this is his world. A story you don’t want to think about too much lest you start thinking about the real world.

    "The World She Wanted" rates


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

1954 May   SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY, #6, (UK)         
1970   SCIENCE FICTION SPECIAL #1, Sidgwick & Jackson, hb, ?, 1970, ?, ? (?) {this may be a phantom edition. See PKDickBooks.com }  
1987 csopkd2a.jpg (7676 bytes) THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD  
       

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