"Foster, You're Dead"

Title"Foster, You're Dead"
Year for Search1954
AuthorsDick, Philip K[indred](1928-82)
Secondary AuthorsPohl, Frederik [George] [Jr.](1919-2013)
Secondary TitleStar Science Fiction Stories
Volume / EditionNo. 3
Pagination64-85
Date Published1954
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which people are chosen for access to fallout shelters based on their ability to contribute to society.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: The Father-Thing (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 221-37; in The Complete Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: Upon the Dull Earth [1953-1954]. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012), 265-84; in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 138-62 with an “Introduction” by Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell (135-37). 

Info Notes

The book Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams became a ten-episode TV anthology Amazon/UK Channel 4/SONY Pictures Television in 2018 with the story as “Safe & Sound.”

Holding Institutions

PSt, Public

Author Note

(1928-82)

Full Text

1954 Dick, Philip K[indred] (1928-82). “Foster, You’re Dead.” Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3. Ed. Frederik [George] Pohl, [Jr.] (New York: Ballantine Books, 1954), 64-85. Rpt. in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: The Father-Thing (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 221-37; in The Complete Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: Upon the Dull Earth [1953-1954]. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012), 265-84; in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 138-62 with an “Introduction” by Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell (135-37). The book became a ten-episode TV anthology Amazon/UK Channel 4/SONY Pictures Television in 2018 with the story as “Safe & Sound.” PSt, Public

Dystopia in which people are chosen for access to fallout shelters based on their ability to contribute to society.