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Dick, Philip K.
THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PHILIP K. DICK, Volume 3
1991 revision of 1987 book
VG+ or better
Citadel Twilight (2nd printing?) Trade paperback (number sequence has dropped the "1" from the end - copyright 1987,1991.) Cover illustration by Kevin Kelly, 414 pages, $17.95 (price on back cover), 6" by 8-3/4" by 1" thick. Condition is VG+ or better: tight and almost square; spine is slightly dished with no lines, no age tanning, slight overall wear. No stamps, marks or writing.
An American trade-paperback edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3: SECOND VARIETY. In 1987, there was a 5-volume set of hardcovers that collected the complete short fiction of Philip K. Dick - from American publisher Underwood-Miller. When the American trade-paperbacks came out, there were often title-changes to the volumes, and/or story-substitutions or re-ordering to emphasize connection of a featured story with a recent movie based on it. This is one of the volumes with subtitutions: this version adds the story "Second Variety" at the end - which had been dropped from the American version of COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD, Vol.2. [That collection had taken "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" from Volume 4 (and dropped "Second Variety"), and changed the title of the book to match that story - because the movie TOTAL RECALL based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" was popular.] The original versions of COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD, Vol.3 were subtitled "The Father Thing."
(Introduction by John Brunner)
This volume collects stories from 1953 to 1959 (sequence relects when they were written - not when they were published), from If (5), SF Adventures, SF Stories (2), Orbit SF (2), Magazine of F&SF, Imagination (3), Future SF, Galaxy (2), Beyond, Satellite, SF Quarterly, Imaginative Tales, Space SF and Star SF 3. Most were previously collected in earlier collections by P.K. Dick. 8 of them had not been collected before the 5-volume "complete stories" set.