The PKDicktionary

About this file

I'm not the author of this file. That person was Simon Hickinbotham, who originally maintained it at his homepage at the University of York. Since it is no longer extant except for a few bootleg copies floating about on the Web, it's clear that he no longer has the time to maintain it. So, in his stead, I have given it a new home and cleaned it up a bit. I am slowly going through it to add proper inter-item hyperlinking for each reference, and cleaning up a few typos, so if this note is still here, I haven't finished yet.

And now, over to Simon:

This is a glossary of terms used by Philip K Dick (hereafter referred to as PKD). The description of each term is based on my (or someone else's) best guess at the meaning, with opinions, criticisms, bad jokes etc. Hopefully this approach will keep the thing interesting, instead of it being just a dry, dusty description of words that PKD used. It could be argued that some of the words here are not exclusive to PKD, but I've included them because I think he put a spin on the usual meaning. What I'm trying to achieve is an overview of the ideas that Dick grappled with - all of them, even the silly/trivial ones - via the terms that he used to label them.

To save my blunt and bloody fingers, I've found it necessary to provide a reference section so I don't keep having to type out the full title of a PKD work. References to works where a term is used are represented by a code: A number refers to the year the work was first published, followed by a sensible four-letter reduction of the title of the work. I'm trying to give brief descriptions of each story I refer to - but sometimes I ramble on a bit!


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A

AGE OF WASTE
The time before the war in 56JAPE. Note that Mr Spock refers to the 20th century in this way in the film Star Trek IV. Coincidence?

ALBEMUTH (85RAFA)
To quote PKD:

In a previous "dream" (truly, a vision experience) I saw the mysterious word ALBEMUTH. Maybe I mentioned this. They let me take a crack at decoding it on my own. Here's what I got: Al is a common prefix for star names, it being from the Arabic meaning "the." So ALBEMUTH is a star. "albe" is close to "alba" which is L. for "white." So we have "the white." The star we call FOMALHAUT means "Whale's Mouth." "Muth" is close in sound to "mouth." MOBY-DICK was called "The great white whale." So ALBEMUTH means "the great white way," which is "Broadway," so it can be finally decyphered as: "The Milky Way." Or. "A star in the Milky Way." Formalhaut is in the Pisces Constellation. Pisces means "fish." The fish sign was the original secret sign of the Christians. Thus ALBEMUTH is a cypher for Jesus.

Not much more to say about this other than it makes no sense at all. Surely no one would find this "deciphering" very convincing -- perhaps not even Phil. It looks like he must have already decided that "ALBEMUTH" did mean "JESUS" and then constructed this bogus logic to reach that answer. If you are prepared to root through three separate and dissimilar languages (Arabic, Latin and English -- not to mention American slang) you can ultimately reach any conclusion you want. Incidentally, the English word "mouth" actually derives from the Old English word "muth." Phil must have missed that bit of historical linguistic lore. Probably used an abridged dictionary.

ANDERSON THEORY
Identifies each sub-form of 'phrenia with a sub-form of religion. The primary form is heliocentric (sun worship), where the sun is seen as the patients father. Other forms include Magna mater 'phrenia. 68WEBY

ANDROID
An artificial human 55SOLO. In 68DADO they are used by humans as slave labor on other planets. Sometimes they escape and get down to Earth where they are killed by bounty hunters. Technology is so advanced that the only distinguishing feature of androids compared to humans is that they are (supposedly) not able to empathize with others.

ANT TANK
Vast underground container, acting as a refuge from nuclear holocaust, the ant part is a contraction of antiseptic. (64PENT)

AQUASOMA 3
A previous polyencephalic world, where we were all dolphin-like mammals in warm seas. Not at all like Delmak-O. (70MAZE)

ARTIFORG
An artificial organ. When mentioned in 64PENT, they are no longer made and are therefore reserved for the top brass in the government. In 66NWLY, they usually insert themselves. People can live for two hundred years with artiforgs- like Virgil Ackerman, who was born (like PKD) in the late 1920's but is still alive when Dr Sweetscent travels forward in time to 2155.

ARTIGRAFT (55SOLO)
covers burn scars

ASSASSIN (55SOLO)
Chosen by the Challenge Convention, their job is to murder the Quizmaster. If an assasin succeeds he gets 1 million gold dollars and the "applause and acclamation of a whole cvilization". Men only can apply.

ATRONIC (55SOLO)
a different sort of power to electronic

AUD (55SOLO)
Audio(phone)

AUTOFAC
fully automated factory in 55AFAC. You also find autofac rockets and stores in 56JAPE.

AUTONOMIC
After the autonomic nervous system; It means Intelligent. PKD used it to describe a range of things, e.g. In 69UBIK, there's an autonomic pharmacy. I think that PKD only used autonomic where (sometimes a very low level of) intelligence is implied. But that's only my opinion. There was an interesting article in New Scientist recently (1995?), where if the 'right' amount of noise is introduced to artificial neural networks, they become capable of creative thought. Phil set his stories in worlds where science had defined such vague concepts as intelligence and creativity, worked out how to bottle such things, and put them into machines. 65STIG

B

BAG PLAGUE
Non - existent biological weapon invented by the Yance-men to prevent the masses from leaving their ant tanks. Symptoms: "those viruses get in and cause your head to expand until it pops like a blown up paper bag". 64PENT

BATHED (55SOLO)
affected by radiation

BILTONG
A creature which "prints" or copies any item 56PAPR. Such creatures exist (but might not have the same name) in 65STIG, but the only thing they can't copy is the skin of a certain fungus, which has to be used as money. Similar unicellular creatures are mentioned in 66NWLY, where they are the principal means of mass production used by the Tijuana Fur and Dye Co.

BLOBEL
Unicellular organism from Callisto. 64OBLO

BLOOP
thrill? 69UBIK

BLUE CEPHALOPOD MAN
A super-hero-genre comic book that turns out to be the source of advanced weapons design. 67ZAPG

BOTTLE
Twitched to select the number of a power card, the owner of which becomes Quizmaster. Twitched at regular intervals unless a new Quizmaster is needed. Not really a bottle, but a complex mechanism based on Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle - the movement of subatomic particles, using a Plimp board. It's a "socialised instrument of chance", and part of the whole M-Game. The botle chooses random individuals at random intervals. 55SOLO

BRAIN BASHER
Psychoanalyst in 66NWLY

BSR (55SOLO)
Bad Security Risk.

BUILDING
Ominous structure that exists outside the colonists' compound in 70MAZE. It's grey and large - a cube almost with odd spires from heat sources. There's activity (machinery) within - "a factory?". Tiny animated replicas of the building invade the compound, projecting tiny cannons and firing beams. When looked at under a microscope, these miniatures are inscribed "made at Terra 35082R". The real building is protected by a decoy phantasm device- If you don't approach it, it reveals itself. There's a sign above the door that entices the reader in. Susie Smart thinks the sign says WHIPPERY. Seth Morely ready WINERY - a wine tasting room. Maggie Walsh reads WITTERY - a room of absolute knowledge. Wade Fraser reads STOPPERY - where the mentally ill are "stopped". Mary Morley (Seth's spiteful wife) reads WITCHERY - where control of people through formulas and incantations are learnt. Ignatz Thugg reads HIPPERY HOPPERY - "where people hop onto animals for youknowwhat". Betty Jo Berm reads MEKISSERY - mekkis is the hittite word for power - the font of the universe. Each reader believes that only he/she should enter - the others wouldn't understand. Seth Morley suspects later that the building is an asylum that they all escaped from (but that would be too much like 64CLAN). It seems that the building is the major manifestation of the unease among the ships crew. It wasn't designed into Delmak-O deliberately. That's why it has all these dream-like qualities associated with it. As Delmak-O disintegrates, Seth Moley sees everyone returning to the building, (and therefore their own psychoses?), but the building disintegrates before they enter, just as they are crossing a river. I expected the role of the building to be explained in more depth later in the book, but it's just described as the Boeing plant on Proxima 10 where the Persus 9 was built, and where the crew boarded it. I suspect that PKD originally planned to make more of it than that.

C

C-80
The new Australian rocket in 68WEBY

C-PLUS (55SOLO)
faster than light.

CAN-D
Halluciogenic drug in 65STIG

CAPTAINKIRK
a pop entertainment (e.g., a TV show) with an adventure or sci-fi theme.

CEPHALOCHROMOSCOPE
(Cephscope). An electronic gadget equipped with a screen upon which graphical, coloured representations of the user's thoughts and brain patterns are displayed. The purpose is to bring the user into a relaxing and pleasurable state of mind. Cephscopes are very expensive and considered as valuable household objects. Altec Corp. is the main manufacturer. 77SCAN

CHALLENGE CONVENTION (55SOLO)
A means of challenging the quizmaster that needs to be set up to select a new assassin. The rule is "one assassin at a time, chosen by public convention" - or a violation has to be proved. You can arrange conventions to name the assassin of your choice. Teeps find out every strategy - they discover you as soon as you begin playing - so they force you to act randomly. Assasins lose the M-Game to teeps because there are 80 teeps to one assassin - even so occasionally an assassin wins. If you break the rules of the Convention you're out of the game for life.

CHEW-Z
Halluciogenic drug in 65STIG

CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC
55SOLO brain-washing school

COHORTS
The male descendants of Major Strieter, the founder of morec in 56JAPE. humourless, devout as machines, dressed in drab khaki, they have a vague police-like role.

COMMERCIALS
Mechanical flies that the ads agencies release in 64SIMA. They buzz out high-pitched adverts, or try to before people destroy them by swatting them, shooting them or stepping on them. Interesting idea, commercials as physical pests. They tend to be able to squeeze into people's personal spaces, though car windows, doors and so on. One of the characters in 64SIMA develops a psychotic episode in which he believes he has a terrible body odor which nearly debilitates him after hearing one of these commercials.

CONAPT
A condominium-type apartment. 69UBIK

CONTROLLED FUGUE THERAPY
Where you are given halluciogenic drugs to induce a psychotic break and give libido fulfillment. The fugal period is then reduced with the eventual goal of removing the need for it altogether 68WEBY

CORTO-THIAMIN CAPSULES
A Pick-me-up for a hangover in 56JAPE

CREEPER (55SOLO)
awry "if something goes creeper"

CUBBY
Short for a cubicle in an ANT TANK :64PENT.

CURSE
In 70MAZE, according to Specktowsky, "we are prisoners of our own preconceptions and expectations". This is a condition of the Curse in the theology of the book. The Intercessor will release us from this condition (see that entry for more).

D

DARK-HAIRED GIRL
PKD is supposed to have an obsession with a "dark-haired girl", supposed by some to be his dead twin sister or an amalgam of his wives, or the particular appearence of girls that PKD was attracted to. It's odd that this philosophical writer was attracted to "Dark haired girls" regardless of their personality - is this why DHGs are often spiteful evil and unpredictable?. I've not read of any instances where PKD says "yes, I put dark-haired girls in my books when I want a character based on..." though. In 56JAPE we see a brief early DHG as Gretchen Malparto. In 64WDMS, the DHG is the grand-daughter of a dead man who's ghostly thoughts are picked up by a radio telescope. She is an ex-drug addict who had a near-death experience herself. In 68WEBY it's Pris Frauenzimmer, a particularly dark DHG, who loathes Luois Rosen, her besotted admirer who even hallucinates about her. In 77SCAN, the DHG is Donna the drug dealer, whom Bob Arctor loves but is "too ugly" to have a hope with. Donna steals everything she can lay her hands on and finds ingenious ways of making money from her thefts.

DAY OF AUDIT
The final period of time in Specktowsky's theology, in which the heavens roll back and all creatures are reconciled with the original Deity from whose unity of being everything has come. 70MAZE

DELMAK-O
Planet on which the main events of 70MAZE took place. Later in the novel, we find that it is really Terra. Still later we find that the name was made up by drawing random letters from the ship's computer.

DICKSON REPORT
An examination of an encephalogram in 56JAPE

DILAPIDATED
Said of Louis Rosen's Special-birth brother Chester, who can't answer questions, but is damn fine with his hands 68WEBY

DINGLING
Fiddling 69UBIK

DIRECTORATE (55SOLO)
vague civil service that the Quizmaster is in charge of

DODDS PRESSURE SUIT
old type of space suit in 55SOLO - can puncture on sharp rocks. replaced by Farley suits.

DOMINO METHOD
People believe what the group believes - therefore everyone behaves how the leader does. But one man who originated an idea would foul it up 56JAPE

E

E THERAPY
Stimulates Kresy's gland in 65STIG

EDUFACTURE
Instructional pastimes for the individual (c.f. Juggle for the group) in the morec society of 56JAPE. To keep idle hands occupied.

ELECTRIC ANT
A simulacric robot that is controlled by a reality punch-tape, not necessarily aware that it isn't human. But if you alter the tape, who knows whose reality you will alter.. 69EANT.

EMPATHY BOX
A device used to merge with MERCER :68DADO

ENCEPHALOTROPIC FLOATING ANTIPERSONNEL MINE
..,Japanese made, all-transistorised, is how Louis Rosen thought of his .38 pistol when threatening to shoot Sam Barrows in 68WEBY. Barrows checked and found out that the Coast Army Arsenal actually had such a thing, and wondered how Rosen got hold of one. It homes in on your (unique) brain-waves..

ERG GUN
Gun of unspecified working. (70MAZE)

F

FINAL WAR (55SOLO)
last nuclear war

FAMNEXDO
To keep emigrants to Mars from going batty in their near-isolation, they take "famnexdo"s with them. Famnexdos are family replicas made of simulacra i.e., Family Next Door. The term appears in 64SIMA, but the idea crops up again in 68WEBY

FARLEY SUIT (55SOLO)
a bulky space suit

FIZZLE (55SOLO)
fail

FLAME DISC (55SOLO)
10th planet in our system. Also a book by Preston. It glows green with radioactive minerals, orbits at twice the dstance of pluto. The Voices say flame disc was carried across to the sol system by them -> an anomaly

FLAPPLE
A personal flying machine. Sometimes they are AUTONOMIC, sometimes they aren't. Described in 64PENT as "fruit-fly like". Gives rise to such terms as "disemplappled".

FLURK
Expletive, as in "Flurk off, Zafsky!" 69UBIK

FNUGGING
Expletive

FOODHEAD
Shithead. In 67COCW, where we eat our turds through our arses, we shit out food from our mouths.

FORK
Expletive, as in "What the fork?" 68DADO or "fork off" 64SIMA.

FORM DESTROYER
The evil god in the theology of 70MAZE. Entropy is his "method". The FD was called into being ("awakened") by God's act of creation. He entered the universe and hence time to corrupt it so that it was no longer the image of the Mentufacturer. It's not made clear whether FD is an aspect of god, or was self-creating. Tony Dunklewelt saw the FD in his trances, and clamed that there was a god-above-god that included the FD as well as the three conventional forms of god. The FD is absolutely-not-god, but since this is a form of being and god contains all being, god EQUALS not-god. woo.

FRAB
term of affection such as in "Hi, you old knurlheaded frab." (64PENT)

FRIPPING
Expletive 67COCW.

FURBLE
Does it mean to come up with a clumsy inelegant solution to a technical problem? Kind of like kludge? It's like a combination of "fumble" and "burble" and "fudge".

G

GANYMEDIAN SLIME MOULD
An intelligent being in 64CLAN, but a component of a tape recorder in 64SIMA. Of course, it might not be the same SPECIES of mould.... ?69GAPH

GANYMEDIAN TOAD
"So beautiful with its shining flame and long smooth hair." (70MAZE)

GETABOUT
Small car in 56JAPE. holds four people at a push. Steered by a tiller, the motor is steam-driven.

GLIM (55SOLO)
to realize or detect the presence of "have they glimmed on the bug?"

GLIMMUNG
An alien 69GAPH

GLOONK
Snooper? term of derision in 69UBIK

GNOFF-HIDE
Fabric in 65STIG

GOB
In 76DEUS, this was the "Great Objectless Bomb" designed by Carelton Lufteufel. Used in WWIII, this bomb detonated high in the atmosphere, spreading vast amounts of lethal radiation across entire continents. "Lufteufel" is German. "Luft" is "air", and "teufel" is "devil". "Lufteufel" may be an "airdemon", but it is not to be intended as an "air elemental", more of a winged beast, a "demonic dragon".

GOD-WORLD
planet where "non-humanoid quasi-biological ultra-sentient" life forms live - so advanced that we think of them as gods. Prayers in 70MAZE were spread via the god-worlds to the Deity (even though it makes no sense because The Deity doesn't live on god-worlds).

GRAPPLE BEAMS (55SOLO)
used to guide cars to the ground from the air

GRASSED
Slang usage for being intoxicated. (70OFFF)

GREEN PEACH HAT
misnomer for Gracious Prospect Heights - one of the greatest multiple-unit housing developments in the Pacific north west. 68WEBY. Is it a coincidence that Galactic Pot Healer has the same initials?

GRUNK
Term of derision in 69UBIK

GUBBLE, GUBBISH
The accelerated entropy or rotting that Manfred Steiner saw in 64MATS

H

H-GRENADE
(55SOLO)
obvious

HALF-LIFE
In 64WDMS and 69UBIK. When you die, it's not the end. If you are placed in cold-pac, the death throes of your brain can be picked up by the living, allowing you to communicate. Since your brain signals decay after death, you only have a limited amount of time in half-life, but this time can be spun out if you are revived for communication rarely.

HEBE
Hebephrenia 68WEBY

HILL
An industrial group that has grown so large as to be a separate economic unit - like an empire. There are five: Oiseau-Lyre; Farben (in Berlin); Westinghouse; Imperial; and Soong (in Peking) 55SOLO

HOMEOPAPE
A newspaper that filters the news so it only shows what you are interested in- these are beginning to exist now in the form of web robots. There's a good description of what Phil imagined a homeopape to be in 69UBIK. Along with many SF predictions, there are anachronisms in the way the thing operates. The homeopape asks you what you want to read about. (the forefront of our technology), and then prints it on paper. It's obvious that this was written before PCs were common.

HOMOSIMULACRIC
In the manner of an android. Appears in 69UBIK even though there are no Simulacra in the novel.

HOPPER POPPER (55SOLO)
a big popper

HUBRIZINE
(from the latin "hubris"?) a drug that stimulates the anterior portion of the spetal region of the brain, increasing the alertness, cheerfulness and belief that everything will be OK in the taker. Approximates a setting on the Hammerstein Mood Organ (but more intense, since mood organ effects are restricted by law) close to the opening of Beethovens 16th quartet. "I can almost hum this drug" says Louis Rosen in 68WEBY.

I

IDENT-PAPE
identification papers 65STIG

INERTIAL
Another name for an anti-psi. One who cancels out psionic ability in another. Inertials are usually members of Prudence organizations. 69UBIK

INTERCESSOR
A part of the polyencephalic theology of 70MAZE. He is a Manifestation of the Deity that can stand in for us collectively. The Intercessor arose as a result of the struggle between the Deity and the Form Destroyer, which took place over a very long time. The Intercessor offered himself as sacrifice by which The Curse could be partially nullified. This satisfied the Deity that this manifestation of Himself had been a partial victory. The Deity died and re-manifested himself to indicate that he had overcome the curse and hence death. Having done this, he moved up through concentric circles back to God himself. Since then, everything's happened so fast. Now that we are in the Specktowsky period it's easy to contact one of the Manifestations - this time is different from the first 2000 years since the Intercessor appeared. The Curse is lifted through him - we are released from our world and condition and see reality as it really is, without the modes of perception of space and time. In Maggie Walsh's post-polyencephalic-death hallucination, the Intercessor flutters up from the hell-world and Maggie drifts away from the red smoky lights of the "wrong wombs", carried by the warm wind of the Intercessor to a powerful flickering yellow light. The Intercessor is the only Manifestation to appear in the real world, not the polyencephalic construct in which most of the events of the novel take place. He appears to Seth Morely as he is about to kill himself and takes Seth away to be a desert plant, asleep but "aware of the sun and myself". I suppose the hint here is that the theology that was invented for Delmak-O is the theology of the real world.

INTERCON (55SOLO)
intercontinental

IPVIC
Inter-Plan Visual Industries Corporation: monopoly that controls all aud and vid communications 55SOLO.

J

JAPE
to take the piss out of - to make fun of a stale theme. When a theme is harped on too much, you get parody. 56JAPE

JJ-180
A highly addictive drug, the nature of which alters throughout 66NWLY. Early in the novel, it makes you feel like you are in control of objects; you 'know' them well and they serve you. As the drug wears off this control reverts to how you are normally, and then things starts to get heavy and unfamiliar. You can't pick things up . It is first taken by Kathy Sweetscent, wife of Eric Sweetscent. The supposed manufacturer of the drug changes as well. At first, it is supposed to be Made by Tijuana Fur and dye Co, but then it could be made by the Reegs. Then we suspect that Kathy was given the drug by secret agents from Lillistar. It turns out in the end that it was made on earth as a weapon AGAINST Lillistar. It is designed as a poison and was intended to be put in the water supply. It is addictive after a single exposure, causing damage to the liver and bloodstream that cannot be cured by artiforg replacement. Later in the book JJ-180 becomes a means of traveling in time, and still later we find that it allows the user to travel to parallel universes as well.

JUGGLE
Unspecified game in 56JAPE

JUVENILES
Electronic snoopers that spy on ordinary folk in the Morec society of 56JAPE. 1.5 feet long, they scuttle along the ground and walls at ferocious speed - they are oddly referred to as a species. They whirr as they surrender their tapes to committee representatives. The idea is that they only report what they see, so you are safe from hysterical heresay, malice and paranoia. But when you are caught, there is certainty about your actions - it is up to the courts to decide whether those actions were criminal.

K

KIPPLE
The physical and emotional junk in the lives and households of Deckard and Jack Isadore in 68DADO. It builds up so much it almost smoothers Deckard, so he is forced to deal with all this kipple - his attitude to androids; his views on electric sheep; his wife; Mercerism - and either overcome it, or succumb to it. Note, however, that it's the intrusion of Roy Baty into his life which forces this action and self examination upon him. This theme pops up again for example in 66NWLY; Here Dr. Eric Sweetscent is also under a pile of kipple, especially in relation to his wife and relationship to his employer. The novel in some ways is his journey to remove this kipple from his life, again forced upon him by the intrusion of President Molinari into his life. Kipple is also mentioned more flippantly in 69GAPH. Joe Fernwright is on the shore of Mare Nostrum, where Glimmung is submerged and possibly dead. Phrases idly run through Joe's head:

"Do you like Yeats?" "I don't know, I've never had any." "Do you like Kipling?" "I don't know, I've never kippled."

This is in reference to the ancient cartoon ( early 1900s New Yorker?), one of the most popular cartoons of all time. And in 70MAZE: "I'll pile her stuff outside and then get mine aboard. I'm under no mandate to load her kipple". James Tiptree Jr. has also used the term.

KR-3
In 74FLOW, KR-3 is an experimental drug which disables the "time-binding" and "space-binding" functions of the human brain. This can result in the radical alteration of reality - and not just the reality of the user. It's possible for someone to take the drug and place somone esle in another reality.

KRESY'S GLAND
Human gland which controls the rate of evolution in 65STIG

L

L-CHANNEL
(55SOLO)
literal channel. TV channel watched by the UNKS.

LAND-O-SMILES
A brand of hash cigarette in 62HICA.

LIFE-PROTEK
Mechanism that keeps you alive while you're in polyencephalic doodah 70MAZE

LOCK ON (55SOLO)
act of giving/recieving an oath

LOONEY LUKE
discount space ship shark in 64SIMA.

M

M-GAME (55SOLO)
minimax game; Minimax is the method of surviving the great game of life - invented by 20th century mathematicians Von Neumann and Morgenstern. The method was used in WWII, Korea and the Final War and became the basis of government in 2.5 centuries. It places great emphasis on the Aristotlean Golden Mean. Social situations are analogous to strategy games like poker. So a system for poker will work like a system for society. If you act randomly, you avoid acting foolishly under the deception of your opponents. You can then use regular statistical methods to succeed. Opponents are then forced to give up deception and adopt a rational proceedure. There are two parts to the M-Game (55SOLO)
The Bottle and the Challenge Convention.

MACMILLAN ROBOT (55SOLO)
MacMillan did basic stuff on robots and created witless hulks - glorified vacuum cleaners, stoves and dumb waiters - big string things to lift stuff so the unks can lie down and sleep (MacMillan was pro-unk) - no more unk slaves and labourers. e.g. MacMillan taxis "all right sir or madam" - not capable of fine descrimination. waiters, newsmachines and heavy duty weapons can all be of the MacMillan type. An early description of Autonomic?

MAGNA MATER SCHIZOPHRENIA
A type of 'phrenia according to Anderson theory where the embodiment of your consciousness is projected out onto the cosmos, where it is perceived and worshiped. Louis Rosen's fixation with Pris Frauenzimmer is the result of such an illness. So-called after the great female deity cults of the Mediterranean at the time of the Mycenaean civilization, examples of which are Ishtar, Cybele, Attis, Athene and the virgin Mary. 68WEBY

MASS-MAN
Mass-manufactured 68WEBY

MARTIAN ROOT BUZZARD
Bones of which choked Seth Morley's greedy and mendacious tom cat 70MAZE.

McHESTON ACT
Unspecified law which makes it necessary for compulsory testing for mental illness because "a truly psychotic individual could on his own never seek aid" 68WEBY

MEKKIS
Ganymedian worm and ruler of the Bale of Tenessee in 67GANY. See the entry on the Building for a possible source of the word.

MENTUFACTURER
another part of the Deity in 70MAZE, responsible for brining the universe into being and starting time in motion. Address a prayer to him if you want to roll back time and take a different path. Cause of coming into being unknown, but Specktowsky claimed that the Mentufacturer was self-creating, existing out of time and causality. A condensation of "firmament" and "manufacturer" ?

MERCER
An entity that humans "merge" with using an empathy box. By showing that they are able to empathize with another person, they also show that they are not androids. The grim gag here is that to prove you are human, you have to empathize with a machine.68DADO

METHANE GALE (55SOLO)
A drink from Callisto, which has a methane atmosphere. A sort of amber coloured whisky. Made by 1000's of slaves

MIN
to miniaturize anything. Lots of spy-type devices are often minned in PKD books

MOOD ORGAN 68DADO. Developed from the brain-mapping of the mid-1960s and the discoveries about the mid-brain (hypothalamus) and depth-electrode techniques of Penfield, Jacobson & Olds. The keys of the organ trigger off different depth-electrodes in the hypothalamus, allowing one's mood to be adjusted artificially - and even to produce entirely new emotions. The Hammerstein Mood Organ and the Waldteufel Euphoria are just such instruments, and render the conventional musical organs obsolete. (68WEBY)

MORATORIUM
where half-lifers are kept in 69UBIK

MOREC
or Moral Reclamation; the delivery of moral messages and the basis of the morality of society in 56JAPE.

MOUTH-HOLE
In 67COCW, where time flows backwards, this expletive is the equivalent of our "Asshole". Think about it. See also FOODHEAD.

MUTED (55SOLO)
(Deliberately) mutated

N

NANNY
A robot attendant that protects children like a huge mechanical dog. Originally from the short story 55NANN, which is obliquely referred to in 68WEBY as appearing in the fictional magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories.

NEBBISH
Unstylish "..nebbish clothes that Mary's collected in her jay-bird manner. Selecting whatever bright and gaudy"70MAZE. In 68WEBY, a nebbish is "..just another flunky type..you see in downtown business sections of every city in the US".

NEGATIVE HALLUCINATION
When you don't see something that's actually there 70MAZE

NEXUS-6
The most sophisticated android available in 68DADO. Rush out and get some for YOUR off-world mine...

NEUTROLOGICS
higher-order cogitative methods used by the evolved NewMen. Beyond comprehension of Unusuals, Under Men and Old Men. So there. 70OFFF

NOOSE
Contraction of Neuro Psychiatric. An inhabitant of Other World in 56JAPE

NOSER
Cheap pod-like spacecraft (and handy plot device) that only carries enough fuel for one-way trips. There's one called the "Morbid Chicken" in 70MAZE.

NULL-LEGGED PLASTIC TABLE (55SOLO)
swanky piece of furniture

NURT
Expletive in 69UBIK

O

OCCIFER
Joel Smith was tickled to find that the police title is "Occifer". This is definitely not a typo and pops up frequently. 70OFFF

OPERATION 50 MINUTES
The name of the project to rehabilitate the colonists of the Alphane moon. So - called because American psychiatrists in the '50's and '60's used to charge an hourly rate for a fifty minute session 64CLAN.

OPTUS
Martian trader in 52BWUB. Wears a cloak that Captain Franco steps on in an early bit of slapstick.

OSTRICHES
loonies who remain on the planet-wide "aviary" of earth, "shut up in the sand-pile because they can't take the pressure of emigrating from the planet" 70MAZE

OTHER WORLD
The off-world sanitarium of the health resort in 56JAPE, on Vega 4. It is the antithesis of the morec society.

P

PAC-PEOP
Pacific Peoples. One side in the war that preceeded the events in 64PENT

PELLIG-THING (55SOLO)
the android Keith Pellig, young, thin, blonde. An assassin picked by the convention. Controlled remotely by a group of people and switches randomly from person to person so that teeps can't follow him. (when all minds leave, Pellig is a vegetable) A single person can only run Pellig for 2 hours - then claustrophobia sets in. You have to be hooked up to implementation machinery. Has a thumb-gun - fires energy on a heat beam principle. Can fly and travel in deep space. The personality twitch isn't random so Moore can decide who is inside Pellig when he dies.

PERSUS 9
The stranded ship in 70MAZE. Each crew member is tatooed with this name somewhere on their bodies - I dunno why.

PHENOLBARB DISPENSER (55SOLO)
drop a dime in one for a sedative.

PHRENIA
Schizophrenia 68WEBY

PIZZLED
An inebriated state of some sort that loosens up one's wallet. You can get pizzled on papapot 69UBIK, or by "pizzling away at the bottle 70MAZE. Alternatively, from 55AFAC, a survivor of the Total Global Conflict attempts to confuse a robot factory representative by rejecting a product as pizzled, describing the word to mean "the condition of a product that is manufactured when no need exists. It indicates the rejection of objects on the grounds that they are no longer wanted."

PLASTI-CUBE (55SOLO)
device for preserving corpses

PLIMP BOARD (55SOLO)
Pocket-sized boards which turn up random combinations by which any complexity of decision can be made. Used in the bottle and by assassins.

POLYENCEPHALIC FUSION
A sort of communal virtual reality. Used for recreational purposes 70MAZE

POOP
crazy "what is this poop place?" 70MAZE

POPPER (55SOLO)
Unspecified form of Gun

POSCRED
A monetary unit in 69UBIK

POWER CARD (55SOLO)
A sort of lottery ticket given to everyone on the planet. If your's is selected by the bottle, you become Quizmaster. There is a 1 in six billion chance of a p-card coming up. You give it up when you take a fealty oath to a Hill, but it must be returned if an oath is severed from above. Unks either give p-cards to Hills or sell them on the black market for 2 dollars. You lose your power card if you assasinate the Quizmaster unsanctioned by the challenge convention.

PRECOG
A mutant with precognition powers 65STIG

PRESTON SOCIETY (55SOLO)
The whole Prestion thing in 55SOLO shifts about so much it's difficult to describe coherently ...John Preston wrote crazed/prophetic books about a 10th planet in our solar system called "Flame Disc". Preston was an odd-ball astronomer - when observations couldn't find this planet, he set off to look for it in his ship and died. The goal of the society is to send a ship beyond the "colony planets" - beyond the regions controlled by the Directorate. And to find Flame Disc. Next to the society building is the crypt of Preston, a dummy of whom is sealed in a plasti-cube there. The Plasti-cube is vacuum-sealed - if opened (and if Preston's corpse was actually in there), Preston's body would be pulverised. The real Preston is alive on Flame Disc. He gives a clue about this in his books (one is called "Unicorn") when he speaks of the voices that will guide us. The voices speak in your mind - this happens even though when people arrive at Flame Disc Preston would be 150ish. Preston really just wanted a society where everyone had a real chance of winning. On Flame disc, there's a spherical building that contains a Preston in a nourishing suspension bath. The sphere is one of 1000's of buouys acting as guides to flame disc. put there by Preston. The bath is a volatile substance to project a vid image onto the Preston replica. The real Preston died a few years after finding Flame Disc. See what I mean about being vague?

PRINTER
A creature that can make exact replicas of objects. Biltongs 56PAPR, Tench and unicellular organisms in 66NWLY all print things. In 65STIG, everything but Skins can be printed. In 70MAZE there is a flea-sized printer that just produces copies of Specktowsky's book.

PRIZED-GRAM
also encephalogram, gram - examination of the brain in 56JAPE

PROTECTOR (55SOLO)
Who you swear an oath to. Has power of life and death over escaped serfs. Not supposed to send a classified to his death - that's reserved for unks

PROTINE (55SOLO)
a foodstuff - not a natural algae, a mutant that started out in culture tanks in the Middle East and gradually spread over fresh water surfaces - even the wash tub and drain pipes and great lakes.

PROTOCOMPUTER
class of inorganic artificial construct. The autopilot of the squib in 70MAZE is one such.

PROTOPHASON AMPLIFIER
a portable device that enables one to communicate with those in half-life 69UBIK

PROXER
An alien from Proxima Centauri. No-one has ever seen one. 65STIG

PROXIMA 6 TAPE FLY
A large hairy beast with beating wings (what wlse would they do?) and protruding composite eyes. The mechanical singing flies of Delmak-O look like them. 70MAZE

PRUDENCE ORGANISATIONS
Organizations of individuals with anti-psionic powers that allow them to annul the abilities of (for example) telepaths and precogs 69UBIK

PSI-PLUS
a less common form of ESP. There are some hilarious tests for this in 56JAPE

PSYCH FRONT
army psych division in the war preceeding 56JAPE which became the Health Resort. The old link to the army is why juveniles aren't allowed there.

PSYCHOCIRCUITBREAKER
Yanks you out of polyencephalic fusion if things go awry - but it didn't this time... 70MAZE

PSYCHO-HEALTH RESORT (55SOLO)
a moon base for mentally ill recuperation. A big balloon with entrance and exit sphincters..

PUDDINGED
Malformed. Said of objects made by the Biltong that began to decay 56PAPR

PURE FOOD AND DRUG LEAGUE
unspecified organisation reffered to by a sticker on a getabout in 56JAPE

Q

QUACK
(55SOLO)
to lose out in an M-game.

QUAKKIP
Goat-like sub-organisms at the Tekkel Upharsin Kibbutz that smell like the Form Destroyer's last years underwear. You can get a very poor quality cheese from them. 70MAZE.

QUART
a running-around-type team game in 56JAPE. see juggle and edufacuture also.

QUICK-FREEZE
Inhabitants of the radioactive ruins of Hokkaido could be saved by it. We are not told how. 56JAPE

QUIZMASTER (55SOLO)
Boss of Earth. Maximum 13 year term. position 1. In early 20th century underconsumption plagued society - things were burned because people couldn't afford them. But they could win them in a quiz. Eventually it became possible to win power and prestige in the quiz. The top position became quizmaster - the dispenser of power.

R

RANDOM-PAINTINGS
55SOLO - shifting swirls of random colour that decorate the Quizmasters office - symbolic of the society he rules?

RAW-CLAW-PAW
Another biological weapon (this time of unknown symptoms) 64PENT

RECON DIS-IN COUNCIL
A bureaucratic authority in 64PENT

RECORDING ROBOT (55SOLO)
Crawls across the table towards the sound source

REEGS
Insectoid aliens that are supposed to be our enemies but are actually quite nice. They communicate with humans via an electronic decoding box 66NWLY

REMOVAL PROBE (55SOLO)
renders a teep a non-teep.

RETIRE
to kill an android. You can't say you're killing them because then you would have to admit that they were once alive. And if they were alive, they must ave been sentient beings....68DADO

REXEROID (55SOLO)
very tough material used to reinforece the quizmasters office.

ROBANT
robot servant in 66NWLY, used to help an old woman in 53IMPL.

S

S-CHANNEL (55SOLO)
?symbolic channel. watched by the classifieds

SCENARA
Opium-based drug, named after Wade Scenara the drug's inventor. 70OFFF

SCRAMBLE SUIT
worn by Bob Arctor in 77SCAN as a means of concealing his identity whilst giving a lecture. The scramble suit is a thin membrane which displays different features of different faces etc. to blur your own features. The face of it's inventor appears once every twenty (?) odd years.

SEMI-MATTER
Substance between matter and anti-matter which can absorb either. Morgo the Frolixian in 70OFFF claimed to be made of this.

SHAVING WAND
An edufacture building project in 56JAPE

SIMULACRUM
A Synthetic human "I always thought of as a robot" in 68WEBY. Used for Lunar exploration originally, but if the ruling monad guidance system is fed an entire body of data pertaining to a character (UCLA transcribes the data into instruction punch-tape for you), then a Simulacra can take on the personality of that person. A prototype of Edwin M Stanton cost 6000 dollars to build. Then they built an Abraham Lincoln. Sam K Barrows, entrepreneur wanted to populate new towns on the moon with simulacra so that the first human colonists wouldn't be lonely (see also famnexdo).

SKIN
A form of currency- the skin of a fungus- the only thing that cannot be reproduced by replicating organisms (see printers), and therefore the only thing that can be used as money. Must get awful smelly...65STIG

SLAVE SATELLITE
Orbits Delmak-O with taped instructions of the colonists mission. But the tape fails 70MAZE.

SLIVER
Interplanetary ship in 56JAPE

SNIRT
Expletive ("Snirt it!") 69UBIK

SPECIALS
Humans who's genes have deteriorated due to radiation in 68DADO. They are considered sub-human by non-specials and are not allowed to emigrate off-planet. A typical Dickian Underclass - note that this underclass is called SPECIAL and not disabled/mutants etc- very PC! In 68WEBY, Special birth persons are similar radioactive mutants - Chester Rosen's eyes and mouth have swapped places for example. Sometimes an embryo is born in pieces - a jaw, an arm, teeth, fingers, like a kit that no glue in the world would stick together. Eeeeeugh!

SPECKTOWSKY
Egon Specktowsky was the captain of the Persus 9, but was killed in the unspecified accident which stranded the ship forever 70MAZE. His crew name him as the author of the book "How I rose from the dead in my spare time and so can you", but change his initials to A J (an example of PKD not cross-checking things?). In the crew's polyencephalic world, AJS was a 21st century theologian and is cited as discovering the true nature of the Deity in that world. He specifies five time periods: the first was the period of purity before the Form Destroyer was awakened; the second is the period of the curse when the Deity was weakest and FD the most powerful; Then there was the birth of God-on-Earth; Currently god walks the world redeeming the suffering now and all life later through the Intercessor; Lastly, there is the period of the Final Audit. PKD defined this theology with William Sarill from Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedism, Zoroastrianism and Tibetian Bhuddism based on the postulate that God Exists.

SQUATTERS (55SOLO)
unauthorised colonists

SQUIB
In 70OFFF, it's a kind of hover car, steered with a tiller and has a boat-like description. In 70MAZE, it's a planet-bound flying ship "size B" with an autopilot, that can be guided to land by an RK beam

STIGMATA
In 65STIG, The three Stigmata are the physical alterations to Palmer Eldritch's body- metal teeth, Metal eyes with slit-lenses, and a metal arm. Originate in PKD's father's WWI gas mask

STINK OF SHRINK
Non-existent weapon of biological war. Like the BAG PLAGUE, but with the opposite effect "your head diminishes in size, features included, to the circumference of a marble" 64PENT

SUB-C (55SOLO)
slower than light.

SUPRALOBE (55SOLO)
Part of the brain that allows telepathy

SWIBBLE
some kind of device to control the 'politically correct behavior' of citizens. It's "an artificially evolved telepathic metazoan." It's purpose was to stop war by ensuring that everyone maintained the same ideology 55SERV. Swibbles are undefined household devices in 64PENT.

SWORD OF CHEMOSH
Tony Dunklewelt obtains this from the Deity through meditation and slays the Form Destroyer with it. But we find that it was Bert Kosler he killed in reality 70MAZE

T

TANK
see ant tank.

TEEP (55SOLO)
telepath

TEEP CORPS (55SOLO)
part of the Directorate - telepaths. The corps is a family, above man. Teeping is like hearing - if people within range think, you'll pick it up. Teeps all come from San Fransico because during the Final War a soviet missile hit research installations at Livermore - survivours badly BATHED. Teeps are all descendants of Earl and Verna Phillips...teeps find out every strategy devised to beat minimax. Teeps find assassins and make his job very difficult. Have a SUPRALOBE which if destroyed nulls their power.

TEKKEL UPHARSIM KIBBUTZ
Colony from which Seth Morley and his wife set off for Delmak-O 70MAZE. PKD tells us that Tekkel Upharsim means "he has weighed and now they divide" in Aramaic, but I've no idea what the significance of this is. It's a reference to the biblical story of (some king) who saw, literally, the handwriting on the wall. What the hand wrote was "Mene Mene Tekkel Upharsim". I'd be grateful for any further information from any bible-readers out there...

TENCH
Strange creatures which inhabit Delmak-O. The less feeble of which are capable of printing (cf 56PAPR) .If a tench prints a pen, the copy decays ("puddles"), but the ink in writing remains ok. Questions to the Grand Tench can be asked by placing pieces of paper in front of it. An answer is exuded from the body on a similar piece of paper (Tench have no vocal organs). Back on the Persus 9, TENCH 889B is the ship's computer 70MAZE.

TERWEP
Weapon of terror (obviously enough) 67ZAPG?

THALAMIC INDEX (55SOLO)
some sort of telepathic measure of stress

THINGTHING
presumably a thing that is best described as a thing; cruel, cold and sterile Pris Frauenzimmer is described as such in 68WEBY.

TIRE REGROOVING
Process of using a hot iron to melt deeper grooves into the bodies of already bald tires. Occupation of Nick Appleton in 70OFFF. Outlawed by Gram in this novel.

TOXILAX ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY
An example of a small thing that isn't a toy in 70MAZE. Compared with the mechanical flies and bees that monitor the colonists.

TURRET (55SOLO)
we don't find out what turrets are - but Cartwright worked at a turret factory as a mechanic.

U

UBIK
Ubik itself is a spray to stop objects regressing to a form they had in earlier time, e.g. a TV goes back to a valve radio. Trouble is, Ubik itself regresses to a point where it's magic ingredient isn't there. It's a contraction of ubiquity 69UBIK

UNKS (55SOLO)
Unclassifieds - the masses

URBTRANS SHIP (55SOLO)
MacMillan-operated turbine-driven airborne taxi

V

VID (55SOLO)
video(phone)

VIEW WALL (55SOLO)
very large "window" with a variable translucent filter

VIGOTSKY-LURIA COLORED BLOCKS TEST
Used by the Russians to test for mental illness - you have to classify the blocks correctly. 68WEBY

VISRECORD
like a video disc for 3D films. A film of a Tolkien story is watched in 70MAZE.

VOIGT-KAMPFF TEST
The test that is used to differentiate androids from real human beings. 68DADO

VUG
Alien invaders in 63GAME

W

WALKER-ON-EARTH
The manifestation of the Deity (in 70MAZE) that travels the universe helping folk in the Specktowsky period. He advises Seth Morely that the Morbid Chicken will not get them to Delmak-O. A kind of "anti-person from Porlock, instead of interfering with a good process or event, he..."

WASH-35
The Martian replica of 1935 Washington DC which Kathy Sweetscent's Artiforg-supported boss Virgil Ackerman maintains as a hobby to remember his boyhood. Note that PKD was a small boy in 1935, so Virgil's memories of this time were probably adapted from PKD's.

WES-DEM
Western Democracies? one side in the war that preceded the events in 64PENT

WHEEL
Type of car in 66NWLY

WILLIS
The robot in 69GAPH who insists you always say "Willis, ..." when addressing it

WUB
An alien/Martian 400lb pig-like organism in 52BWUB. But when killed, it seems to take possession of your mind - so the 400lb pig might just be a victim of the wub. The Wub also appears in 68NOCO, which deals with a Wub and the Water Union and the power struggle that plays large in 64MATS. Wubs are mentioned but never seen in 69GAPH

WUBFUR
A commonly encountered (sometimes) expensive material (used as mink would be used, I guess). A wub is a creature that invades/takes the form of other creatures 52BWUB, so it shouldn't really have a "fur"...this is a typical PKD in-joke....wubfur is used to make carpets and slippers in 64PENT. There's also a short story (Vol 5 I think) in which the Wubfur is used to bind books and the Wubfur alters the text of the book to suit it's idealogical standpoint. So they decide to bind a bible in it. Also found in 65STIG.

Y

YAH
(from Yahweh, or Jehovah, "God") The Supreme Being as featured in 81DIVI. A pagan deity who has great plans for a theological overtaking of Earth by appearing on the little planet of CY30-CY30B, secretly impregnating the Terran emigrant Rybys Rommey, instructing her emigrant colleague Herb Asher to marry her and sending them to Earth so that He will be reborn there as a human being (talk about mysterious ways).

YANCY
President. And when he died, they made a robot to do his job 64PENT. President Yancy is also discussed in 55YANC.

YOUKNOWWHAT
sex 70MAZE


References

47STAB
STABILITY (short story)

49GATH
GATHER YOURSELVES TOGETHER (novel)
Straight fiction written 1949-1952

52BWUB
BEYOND LIES THE WUB (short story)
400lb pig hitches ride to Earth.

52GUNN
THE GUN (short story)

52LMOV
THE LITTLE MOVEMENT (short story)

52R00G
ROOG (short story)

52SKUL
THE SKULL (short story)

53AGLA
A GLASS OF DARKNESS (short story)
became 57PUPP.

53AMAR
ALL WE MARSMEN (short story)
became 64MATS.

53BUBB
THE TROUBLE WITH BUBBLES (short story)

53BUIL
THE BUILDER (short story)

53CEMO
IF THERE WERE NO BENNY CEMOLI (short story)

53COLN
COLONY (short story)

53COOK
THE COOKIE LADY (short story)

53COMM
THE COMMUTER (short story)

53COPO
THE COSMIC POACHERS (short story)

53DEFN
THE DEFENDERS (short story)
52-53 Used in 64PENT

53ELVS
THE KING OF THE ELVES (short story)

53EXPN
EXPENDABLE (short story)

53EYES
THE EYES HAVE IT (short story)

53FROG
THE INDEFATAGABLE FROG (short story)

53GREC
THE GREAT C (short story)
Used in 76DEUS.

53HAST
THE HANGING STRANGER (short story)

53IMPL
THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET (short story)

53IMPO
THE IMPOSTOR (short story)

53INFI
THE INFINITIES (short story)

53MARC
MARTIANS COME IN CLOUDS (short story)

53MRSP
MR SPACESHIP (short story)

53OGAR
OUT IN THE GARDEN (short story)

53PAYC
PAYCHECK (short story)

53PIPW
PIPER IN THE WOODS (short story)

53PLTR
PLANET FOR TRANSIENTS (short story)
Used in 76DEUS.

53PMAC
THE PRESERVING MACHINE (short story)

53PROJ
PROJECT EARTH (short story)

53SECV
SECOND VARIETY (short story)

53SKOL
SOME KIND OF LIFE (short story)

53VARM
THE VARIABLE MAN (short story)

53WOSH
THE WORLD SHE WANTED (short story)

54ADJU
ADJUSTMENT TEAM (short story)
52-55

54BEYO
BEYOND THE DOOR (short story)

54BROX
THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF THE BROWN OXFORD (short story)

54BRAT
BREAKFAST AT TWILIGHT (short story)
52-55

54CRAW
THE CRAWLERS (short story)

54CRYS
THE CRYSTAL CRYPT (short story)

54EXPI
EXHIBIT PIECE (short story)

54FATH
THE FATHER-THING (short story)

54GOMA
THE GOLDEN MAN (short story)

54JONW
JON'S WORLD (short story)

54JPCR
JAMES P CROW (short story)

54LAMA
THE LAST OF THE MASTERS (short story)

54MEDD
MEDDLER (short story)

54PRAU
PROMINENT AUTHOR (short story)

54PREP
A PRESENT FOR PAT (short story)
52-55

54PRIZ
THE PRIZE SHIP (short story)

54PROG
PROGENY (short story)

54SALE
SALES PITCH (short story)

54SHEG
SHELL GAME (short story)

54SMAT
SMALL TOWN (short story)

54SOUV
SOUVENIR (short story)

54STED
STRANGE EDEN (short story)

54SURV
SURVEY TEAM (short story)

54TIMP
TIME PAWN (short story)
Expanded into 60DRFU

54TOBE
TOBY AND THE BEETLES (short story)

54TURW
THE TURNING WHEEL (short story)
52-55

54UPON
UPON THE DULL EARTH (short story)

54WITH
OF WITHERED APPLES (short story)

54WOTA
A WORLD OF TALENT (short story)

55AFAC
AUTOFAC (short story)
Automatic factories monopolize the planet's resources.

55CAMA
CAPTIVE MARKET (short story)

55CHRF
THE CHROMIUM FENCE (short story)

55FODE
FOSTER, YOU'RE DEAD (short story)

55HUMI
HUMAN IS (short story)

55IMMU
IMMUNITY (short story)

55MINR
MINORITY REPORT (short story)

55NANN
NANNY (short story)
52-55. Keep up with the Joneses by purchasing a more violently protective child-minding robot

55PSIM
PSI-MAN (short story)

55SERV
SERVICE CALL (short story)
Repair man from the future is perplexed to find a swibble-free household.

55SOLO
SOLAR LOTTERY (novel)
Random selection determines the world director.

55SURF
A SURFACE RAID (short story)

55YANC
THE MOLD OF YANCY (short story)
Adventures of the robotic fake of a dead president.

55WARV
WAR VETERAN (short story)
(bits of this appear in 67ZAPG)

56BUBB
THE BROKEN BUBBLE (novel)
(of Thisbe Holt)

56JAPE
THE MAN WHO JAPED (novel)
Man in charge of Morality Tale Agency decides to take the piss.

56MARY
MARY AND THE GIANT (novel)
Straight fiction.

56PAPR
PAY THE PRINTER (short story)
Why bother learning to make things when the biltong will happily copy them?

56SERV
TO SERVE THE MASTER (short story)

56WOJO
THE WORLD JONES MADE (novel)
It's not easy being a precog. An ex-carnie organises against aliens and the government.

57EYSK
EYE IN THE SKY (novel)
Life in someone else's neurotic dream world.

57MISA
MISADJUSTMENT (short story)

57PUPP
THE COSMIC PUPPETS (novel)
A man's home-town gets wierd.

57UNRM
THE UNRECONSTRUCTED M (short story)

58NULL
NULL-O (short story)

58PUTT
PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND (novel)
Straight fiction written 55-60.

59EXPW
EXPLORERS WE (short story)

59FAIR
FAIR GAME (short story)

59RECM
RECALL MECHANISM (short story)

59TIME
TIME OUT OF JOINT (novel)
A man playing a newspaper game is actually saving the earth.

59WARG
WAR GAME (short story)

60DRFU
DR FUTURITY (novel)
Can an evil future be averted by killing Sir Francis Drake?

60TEET
THE MAN WHOSE TEETH WERE ALL EXACTLY ALIKE (novel)
Straight fiction.

60VULH
VULCAN'S HAMMER (novel)

62ASIM
A. LINCOLN, SIMULACRUM (short story)
became 68WEBY.

62HICA
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (novel)
The axis won WWII, but some guy called Abendsen has written a book suggesting that the allies really won.

63GAME
THE GAME PLAYERS OF TITAN (novel)
A game to maximise births in a near-sterile population.

63PERK
THE DAYS OF PERKY PAT (short story)

63RAGL
WHAT'LL WE DO WITH RAGLAND PARK? (short story)

63STAN
STAND-BY (short story)

64CANT
CANTATA 140 (short story)
became 66CRAC

64CLAN
CLANS OF THE ALPHANE MOON (novel)
CIA agent and telepathic slime mold hide on a psycho-tribe planet.

64LBOX
THE LITTLE BLACK BOX (short story)

64MATS
MARTIAN TIME-SLIP (novel)
Schizophrenic child threatens the future of mars.

64NOVA
NOVELTY ACT (short story)

64OBLO
OH, TO BE A BLOBEL! (short story)
Spy can't revert from alien form for long.

64ORPH
ORPHEUS WITH CLAY FEET (short story)

64PENT
THE PENULTIMATE TRUTH (novel)
Man emerges from underground to find peace, greenery and propaganda. Based on several short stories: 53DEFN, 53SECV, 55YANC. (Note that the Hebrew for tooth is "shin", which is also the penultimate letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Is PT a play on "The penultimate tooth"?)

64PREC
PRECIOUS ARTEFACT (short story)

64SIMA
THE SIMULACRA (novel)
The "classical jugs" parts of this book were adapted to form 64NOVA.

64UNCH
A GAME OF UNCHANCE (short story)

64UNTM
THE UNTELEPORTED MAN (novel)
Original version of 67LIES. German fascists run the UN, but is there a second earth?

64WATS
WATERSPIDER (short story)

64WDMS
WHAT THE DEAD MEN SAY (short story)
Can a dead entrepreneur get his choice of President elected? Used in 69UBIK

65CRAP
CONFESSIONS OF A CRAP ARTIST (novel)
Straight fiction. Written 1960s.

65DRBL
DR BLOODMONEY, OR HOW WE GOT ALONG AFTER THE BOMB. (novel)
An eternally orbiting DJ helps unite post-nuclear war earth.

65HUMP
HUMPTY DUMPTY IN OAKLAND (novel)
Straight fiction. Written 1960s.

65MILT
IN MILTON LUMKY TERRITORY (novel)
Straight fiction. Written 1960s.

65RETS
RETREAT SYNDROME (short story)

65STIG
THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH (novel)
Palmer returns from Prox after a messy encounter with a God who behaves in ways we can't understand.

66CRAC
THE CRACK IN SPACE (novel)
The excess population is frozen and put to sleep.

66HOLQ
HOLY QUARREL (short story)

66NWLY
NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR (novel)
Artiforg sugeon helps Mussolini-like president in wrangle with Reegs (= Nazi axis) and Lillistar (= Allies).

66RETM
RETURN MATCH (short story)

66WHOL
WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE (short story)

66YEST
YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL BE YESTERDAY (short story)
became 67COCW

67COCW
COUNTER-CLOCK WORLD (novel)
Books are unwritten, the dead are revived and unearthed. every day men apply little packets of stubble to their faces...

67FAIF
FAITH IN OUR FATHERS (short story)

67GANY
THE GANYMEDE TAKEOVER (novel)
Tennessee versus telepathic worms from Ganymede. (Also titled "The Stones Rejected") joint with Ray Nelson. Poor.

67LIES
LIES INC. (novel)
What's going on on the other side of the teleport?

67JOEP
JOW PROTAGORAS IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING ON EARTH (short story)

67ZAPG
THE ZAP GUN (novel)
Is the economy really driven by "dreaming up" weapons?

68DADO
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? (novel)
Hey! It's just like that Blade Runner film! What a rip-off!

68ENDA
THE STORY TO END ALL STORIES (short story)

68FNOO
THE WAR WITH THE FNOOLS (short story)

68NOCO
NOT BY IT'S COVER (short story)

68WEBY
: WE CAN BUILD YOU: Organ seller switches to simulacra manufacture.

69EANT
THE ELECTRIC ANT (short story)

69GAPH
GALACTIC POT HEALER: Novel (1969). The Glimmung needs a ceramics repair-man.

69UBIK
Ubik (novel)
The only way to stop things decaying is to spray them with Ubik. Partial source in 64WDMS.

70MAZE
A MAZE OF DEATH (novel)
Polyencephalic whodunnit.

70OFFF
OUR FRIENDS FROM FROLIX 8 (novel)
Mutant conflict.

74FLOW
FLOW MY TEARS THE POLICEMAN SAID (novel)
Pop star becomes nobody overnight.

74PREP
THE PRE-PERSONS (short story)

74TEMP
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR US TEMPUNAUTS (short story)

75CRAP
CONFESSIONS OF A CRAP ARTIST (novel)
Observations on modern life, infidelity and a UFO-watchers group.

76DEUS
DEUS IRAE (novel)
An armless, legless painter must portray the god of wrath (written with Roger Zelany).

77SCAN
A SCANNER DARKLY: Novel; Is Bob a drug dealer or is he a cop named Fred

79EXIT
THE EXIT DOOR LEADS IN (short story)

80CAWE
CHAINS OF AIR, WEB OF ETHER (short story)

80FROZ
FROZEN JOURNEY (short story)

80HOPE
I HOPE I SHALL ARRIVE SOON (short story)

80RAUT
RAUTAVAARA'S CASE (short story)

81ALMI
THE ALIEN MIND (short story)

81DIVI
THE DIVINE INVASION (novel)
God takes the form of a child and returns to earth to sort everything out.

81VALI
VALIS (novel)
Horselover and Phil in pink light experience.

82TTIM
THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER (novel)
Bishop searches for biblical mushroom cult.

84SMOD
STRANGE MEMORIES OF DEATH (short story)

85RAFA
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH (novel)
Telepathic aliens help Nick to survive in communist America.

85GLIM
Nick and the Glimmung: Children's story.

87CABE
CADBURY, THE BEAVER WHO LACKED (short story)

87COMT
THE DAY MR COMPUTER FELL OUT OF IT'S TREE (short story)

87GOVI
GOODBYE, VINCENT (short story)

87SIBL
THE EYE OF THE SIBYL (short story)

87TER0
A TERRAN ODYSSEY (short story)


Thanks

To Kevin for providing a mirror in the states; Bill Albert; Ron Churgin; KR Hodge; "jdn"; Matt Keely; King Felix, Lord RC; James Latham; Matt McIrvin; Joel Margot; Hans Persson; M. Petersen; Kees van Prooijen; Joel Smith; Alexander Staubo; Steve at all-electric; Bill Upham; Bergsvein Vollan; Brain A Davis; Patrick Clark.