"Autofac"

Title"Autofac"
Year for Search1955
AuthorsDick, Philip K[indred](1928-82)
Secondary TitleGalaxy Science Fiction
Volume / Edition11.2
Pagination70-95
Date PublishedNovember 1955
ISSN Number0016-4003
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. Automated factories and a revolt that destroyed the factory. At the end the remnants of the factory begin to rebuild it.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his The Variable Man and Other Stories (New York: Ace Books, 1957), 182-210; in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1971), 57-80; in Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick. Ed. Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H[arry] Greenberg (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984), 145-66; in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 4 The Days of Perky Pat (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 1-20, with the paperback edition having it in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 4. The Minority Report (New York: Citadel Twilight, 1991), 1-20; and in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 183-213 with an “Introduction” by Travis Beacham (181-82). 

Info Notes

The book Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreamsbecame a ten-episode TV anthology Amazon/UK Channel 4/SONY Pictures Television in 2018.

Holding Institutions

Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(1928-82)

Full Text

1955 Dick, Philip K[indred] (1928-82). “Autofac.” Galaxy Science Fiction 11.2 (November 1955): 70-95. Rpt. in his The Variable Man and Other Stories (New York: Ace Books, 1957), 182-210; in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1971), 57-80; in Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick. Ed. Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H[arry] Greenberg (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984), 145-66; in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 4 The Days of Perky Pat (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 1-20, with the paperback edition having it in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 4. The Minority Report (New York: Citadel Twilight, 1991), 1-20; and in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 183-213 with an “Introduction” by Travis Beacham (181-82). The book became a ten-episode TV anthology Amazon/UK Channel 4/SONY Pictures Television in 2018.

Dystopia. Automated factories and a revolt that destroys the factory. At the end the remnants of the factory begin to rebuild it.