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Upon the Dull Earth (1954) [Short Story]
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A young woman “channels” the heavenly host, extra-dimensional visitors who have the ability to destroy any human who draws too close to their celestial energy. When the suicidal heroine allows the soul-hungry angels to suck her into their world, the protagonist plots to resurrect her. His amateurish attempts at love-sick necromancy go disastrously wrong, in a apocalyptic denouement that would give H.P. Lovecraft the creeps.

Originally published in Beyond Fantasy Fiction #9, 1954.

Reprinted in:

  • The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. Three: The Father Thing, 1987
  • Fine Frights, ed. Ramsey Campbell, Tor 1988
  • The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3: Second Variety, 1991
  • Angels!, ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Ace, 1995
  • The Philip K. Dick Reader, Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight, 1997

Original title: Upon the Dull Earth
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Father-Thing, the: The Collected Stories Volume 3 (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Philip K. Dick
     Second Variety: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3 (1991) [Collection]
      Author: Philip K. Dick
     Angels! (1995) [Anthology]
      Authors: Roger Zelazny , Philip K. Dick , Pat Cadigan , Robert Silverberg , Esther M. Friesner , Jane Yolen , Lisa Goldstein , Kate Wilhelm , Robert Sampson , Bruce McAllister , Jamil Nasir , Richard Kearns , Bruce Boston , Geoffrey A. Landis

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