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Father-Thing, the (1954) [Short Story]
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Charlie Walton discovers that his father is not actually his father, but an imposter that has taken his father's form.

First published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1954.

Reprinted in:

  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 16 (1954) (1987), ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW 1987
  • The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. Three: The Father Thing, Underwood-Miller 1987
  • Urban Horrors (1990)
  • The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3: Second Variety, Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight 1991
  • Nursery Crimes, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1993
  • Between Time and Terror, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Penguin/Roc 1995
  • A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books 1996
  • The Philip K. Dick Reader, Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight 1997
  • The Young Oxford Book of Aliens, ed. Dennis Pepper, Oxford University Press 1998

Original title: The Father-Thing
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorMonsters
FictionScience FictionAlien Beings

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories: 16 (1954) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Alfred Bester , Philip K. Dick , Damon Knight , Richard Matheson , Algis Budrys , Gordon R. Dickson , Randall Garrett , Donald A. Wollheim , Chad Oliver , Fredric Brown , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Tom Godwin , Mildred Clingerman , Edgar Pangborn , Horace. L. Gold
     Father-Thing, the: The Collected Stories Volume 3 (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Philip K. Dick
     Urban Horrors (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ray Bradbury , Philip K. Dick , Shirley Jackson , John Cheever , Joe R. Lansdale , Ramsey Campbell , Charles Beaumont , William F. Nolan , Fritz Leiber , Richard Matheson , Joyce Carol Oates , J.N. (Jerry) Williamson , Ray Russell , Dennis Etchison , John Maclay , James Kisner , Richard Christian Matheson
     Young Oxford Book of Aliens, the (1998) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Philip K. Dick , Harry Harrison , A.E. van Vogt , William F. Nolan , Robert Bloch , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Avram Davidson , Joe L. Hensley , Barbara Paul , Fredric Brown , Anthony Boucher , Marian Abbey , Francis Beckett , Stephen Bowkett , Sue Welford , Nicholas Stuart Gray , Theodore L. Thomas , Nicholas Fisk , Ray Faraday Nelson , Roger Malisson

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