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

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Thu Mar 18 13:58:31 PST 2004


FoRK'd for posterity.

Fun game: let's all write posts containing at least 15 PKDisms.

- Joe

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Boulevard/7920/dickcionario.html

Dicktionary

Please note...

This page was last updated on 18 Dec 1998.

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.

I'd be grateful if you'd mail me at
sjh at minster.york.ac.uk
with any new difinitions, additions or corrections to my definitions. 
I'll try to expand definitions wherever possible, but obviously this'll 
take time, so apologies for definitions like "an alien". Please return 
to this page often- it'll get more interesting as it develops! In fact, 
it already has.

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 inside square brackets. A number refers to the year the work was 
first published (corrections with proof gratefully received), 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!

I have recently accquired an earlier attempt at a Dicktonary by Al Tutt. 
Al actually sent this to a publisher, so you can but wonder at the hours 
he put in to it! I have now begun to type this in. To see how far I've 
got with my transcription of Al's work, click here.

Please note that due to the sheer amount of work involved in cataloguing 
all of PKD's stuff, I'll soon be splitting this work up into two chunks: 
the page you are reading now will be renamed THE BLACK DICKTIONARY and 
continue to act as a repository for any definitions I receive via 
e-mail. I intend to have another page, which I shall call THE GOLDEN 
DICTIONARY

, which will contain more detailed terms from what I consider to be 
PKD's most creative period of writing. This latter page will be all my 
own work, by which ye shall know me. I'm doing this partly to motivate 
me to finish the interesting bit of what I started and partly to give 
the whole project a bit more definition - since fragments of PKD works 
are still to be published or hard to find.

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]

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-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).

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 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]

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? Its like a combination of fumble 
and burble and fudge.

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 it's 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-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: 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].

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].

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.

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-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-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 ones 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 in [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

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]

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.

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].

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 [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]

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.

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-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 SATTELITE: 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]

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.

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

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 ?Tolkein story is 
watched in [70MAZE].

VOIGT-KAMPFF TEST: The test that is used to differentiate replicants 
from real human beings. [68DADO]

VUG: Alien invaders in [63GAME]

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].

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

An asterisk after the reference code indicates that I've searched the 
text for terms myself. As you can see, there's a lot left to do....

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 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. 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: Childrens 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;




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