Short Stories

Adjustment Team (1954) The Alien Mind (1981) A. Lincoln, Simulacrum (1969) All We Marsmen (1963) Autofac (1955) Beyond Lies The Wub (1952) Beyond The Door (1954) Breakfast at Twilight (1954) The Builder (1953) Cadbury, the Beaver who Lacked (1987) Cantata 140 (1964) The Captive Market (1955) Chains of Air, Web of Aether (1980) The Chromium Fence (1955) Colony (1953) The Commuter (1953) The Cookie Lady (1953) The Cosmic Poachers (1953) The Crawlers (1954) The Crystal Crypt (1954) The Days of Perky Pat (1963) The Defenders (1953) The Electric Ant (1969) Exhibit Piece (1954) The Exit Door Leads In (1979) Expendable (1953) Explorers We (1959) The Eye of the Sibyl (1987) The Eyes Have It (1953) Fair Game (1959) Faith of our Fathers (1967) The Father-Thing (1954) Foster You're Dead! (1955) Frozen Journey (1980) A Game of Unchance (1964) A Glass of Darkness (1956) The Golden Man (1954) The Great C (1952) The Gun (1952) The Hanging Stranger (1953) Holy Quarrel (1966) The Hood Maker (1955) Human Is (1955) If There Were no Benny Cemoli (1963) I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (1980) The Impossible Planet (1953) Impostor (1953) The Indefatiguable Frog (1953) The Infinites (1953) James P. Crow (1954) Jon's World (1954) The King of The Elves (1953) The Last of the Masters (1954) The Little Black Box (1964) The Little Movement (1952) A Little Something For Us Tempunauts (1974) Martians Come In Clouds (1953) Meddler (1954) The Minority Report (1956) Misadjustment (1957) The Mold of Yancy (1955), Mr Spaceship (1953) Nanny (1955) Not By its cover (1968) Novelty Act (1964) Null-0 (1958) Of Withered Apples (1954) Oh, to be a Blobbel (1964) Orpheus With Clay Feet (1964) Out in the Garden (1953) Pay for the Printer (1956) Paycheck (1953) Piper in the Woods (1953) Planet for Transients (1953) The Pre-persons (1974) Precious Artifact (1964) A present for Pat (1954) The Preserving Machine (1953) Prize Ship (1954) Progeny (1954) Project Earth (1953) Project Plowshare (1965) Prominent Author (1954) Psi-man Heal My Child (1955) Rautavaara's Case (1980) Recall Mechanism (1959) Retreat Syndrome (1965) Return Match (1967) Roog (1953) Sales Pitch (1954) Second Variety (1953) Service Call (1955) Shell Game (1954) The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford (1954) The Skull (1952) Small Town (1954) Some Kind of Life (1953) Souvenir (1954) Stand-by (1963) The Stories to End all Stories for Harlan Ellison's Anthology (1968) Strange Eden (1954) Strange Memories of Death (1984) A Surface Raid (1955) Survey Team (1954) Time Pawn (1954) To Serve the Master (1956) Tony and the Beetles (1954) The Trouble with Bubbles (1953) The Turning Wheel (1953) The Unreconstructed M (1957) The Unteleported Man (1964) Upon Dull Earth (1954) The Variable Man (1953) Vulcan's Hammer (1956) War Game (1959) War Veteran (1955) The War With the Fnools (1969) Waterspider(1964) We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966) What the Dead Men Say (1964) What'll Do With Ragland Park (1963) A World of Talent (1954) The World She Wanted (1953) Your Appointment Will be Yesterday (1966)

The Preserving Machine (1953)

Magazines

Philip K. Dick The Preserving Machine cover
The Magazine of F & SF
Jun. 1953

Anthologies

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The Science Fiction Bestiary The Science Fiction Bestiary
Neslon 1971 Dell 1974

Collections

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A Handful of Darkness A Handful of Darkness The Preserving Machine The Preserving Machine The Preserving Machine
Rich and Cowan 1955 Rich and Cowan 1957 ace 1969 SFBC 1970 Gollancz 1971
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The Philip K. Dick Omnibus The Preserving Machine The Preserving Machine The Preserving Machine The Preserving Machine
Gollancz 1971 Pan 1972 UK SFBC 1972 ace 1976 Pan 1977
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A Handful of Darkness Robots Androids and Mechanical Oddities Robots Androids and Mechanical Oddities The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub
Gregg Press 1978 Southern Illinois University P 1984 Southern Illinois University P 1986 Underwood-Miller 1987 Underwood-Miller 1987
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The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub The Preserving Machine The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub The Collected Stories vol. 1: The Short Happy Life of The Brown Oxford Shoe The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub
Underwood-Miller 1987 Grafton 1987 Gollancz 1988 Citadel Twilight 1990 Grafton 1991
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The Collected Stories vol. 1: Beyond Lies the Wub The Short Happy Life of The Brown Oxford Shoe and Other Classic Stories Paycheck and Other Classic Stories Human Is. A Philip K. Dick Reader. The Complete Stories Vol. 1: The King of the Elves
Millenium 1999 Citadel 2002 Citadel 2003 Gollancz 2007 Subterranean Press 2010

Audio Books

Blackstone Audio 2008
CD/tape/mp3

The Preserving Machine in the News

The Departed, By Joathan Lethem, New York Times Book Review: November 9, 2008.
Jonathan Lethem talks about the short story The Preserving Machine: In Philip K. Dick’s 1953 short story “The Preserving Machine,” an impassioned inventor creates a device for “preserving” the canon of classical music — the sacred and, he fears, impermanent beauties of Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven and so forth — by feeding it into a device that transforms the compositions into living creatures... read more