"Sales Pitch"

Title"Sales Pitch"
Year for Search1954
AuthorsDick, Philip K[indred](1928-82)
Secondary TitleFuture Science Fiction (US)
Volume / Edition5.1
Pagination71-85
Date PublishedJune 1954
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Inescapable automated sales produces dystopia.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his The Golden Man. Ed. Mark Hurst (New York: Berkley, 1980), 254-269; 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), 90-102; in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 3 The Father-Thing (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 175-87 with the paperback edition having it in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 3 Second Variety (New York: Citadel Twilight, 1991), 175-87; in The Complete Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: Upon the Dull Earth [1953-1954]. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012), 211-25; and in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 77-95, with an “Introduction” by Tony Grisoni (74-76). 

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 this story given the title “Crazy Diamond.” 

Holding Institutions

Merril, MoU-St

Author Note

(1928-82)

Full Text

1954 Dick, Philip K[indred] (1928-82). “Sales Pitch.” Future Science Fiction (U. S.) 5.1 (June 1954): 71-85. Rpt. in his The Golden Man. Ed. Mark Hurst (New York: Berkley, 1980), 254-269; 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), 90-102; in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 3 The Father-Thing (Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1987), 175-87 with the paperback edition having it in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Volume 3 Second Variety (New York: Citadel Twilight, 1991), 175-87; in The Complete Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Three: Upon the Dull Earth [1953-1954]. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012), 211-25; and in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (London: Gollancz, 2017). U. S. ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 77-95, with an “Introduction” by Tony Grisoni (74-76). The book became a ten-episode TV anthology Amazon/UK Channel 4/SONY Pictures Television in 2018 with this story given the title “Crazy Diamond.” Merril, MoU-St

Inescapable automated sales pitches produces dystopia.