1974P. K. DickLittle Something for Us Tempunauts in E. L. Ferman & B. N. Malzberg Final Stage 297
The Soviet chrononaut N. Gauki lifted both hands impassionedly and spoke to the Americans across the table from him in a voice of extreme urgency. ‘It is the opinion of myself and my colleague R. Plenya, who for his pioneering achievements in time travel has been certified a Hero of the Soviet People, and rightly so, that based on our own experience and on theoretical material developed both in your own academic circles and in the Soviet Academy of Sciences of the USSR, we believe that tempunaut A. Doug’s fears may be justified. And his deliberate destruction of himself and his team mates at re-entry, by hauling a huge mass of auto parts back with him from ETA, in violation of his orders, should be regarded as the act of a desperate man with no other means of escape.’
1974P. K. DickLittle Something for Us Tempunauts in E. L. Ferman & B. N. Malzberg Final Stage 287
Addison addressed the Soviet chrononaut. ‘Officer N. Gauki…what in your mind is the greatest terror facing a time traveler? That there will be an implosion due to coincidence on re-entry, such as has occurred in our launch? Or did other traumatic obsessions bother you and your comrade during your own brief but highly successful time flight?’
1964P. K. DickUnteleported Man in Fantastic Dec. 24/1
He followed Rachmael into the conapt living room—the whole room, in fact: living-conditions on Terra being what they were. [Ibid. 41/1] Their neighbors in the tiny cramped conapt with which they shared a bathroom.
1966P. K. DickWe Can Remember It For You Wholesale in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 4/2
‘Okay,’ Douglas Quail said, and made his way barefoot from the bedroom of their conapt to the kitchen. [Ibid. 8/1] A cab will leave you off at your conapt and as I say you will never remember seeing me or coming here.
1964P. K. DickCantata 140 in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 49/1
‘Where can I find this Lackmore right now?’ ‘In his conapt in Oakland, California. Probably eating dinner; it’s about six, there.’
1964P. K. DickWar with Fnools in We Can Remember It Wholesale (1994) 52
The Fnool reached the elevator and without hesitation pressed the button; some extra-terrestrial Fnoolian knowledge guided its hand.
1968P. K. DickDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1981) vi. 77
Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it.
1953P. K. DickSecond Variety in Space Science Fiction May 140/2
An interesting point. But you see, I know where the Moon Base is. And you don’t. You might fly around for months and not find it. It’s well hidden. Ibid. If I find the Moon Base in time, perhaps I can get them to send a ship back to pick you up. If I find the base in time. If not, then you haven’t a chance. I can imagine there are supplies on the ship. They will last me long enough.
1957P. K. DickUnreconstructed M in Science Fiction Stories Jan. 28/2
‘Who made it?’ he repeated. ‘A Bellatrix machine tool syndicate…a subsidiary of Tirol’s organization. They’re made to be watchdogs. The big plantations on outplanets use them; they patrol. They get poachers.’
1977P. K. DickA Scanner Darkly (1991) xi. 185
What does a scanner see? he asked himself. I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner like they used to use or a cube-type holo-scanner like they use these days, the latest thing, see into me—into us—clearly or darkly?
1977P. K. Dick in We can Remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 493
I used to dig in the garden, and there is nothing fantastic or ultradimensional about crab grass…unless you are an sf writer, in which case pretty soon you are viewing crab grass with suspicion.
1964P. K. DickUnteleported Man in Fantastic Stories Dec. 12/2
No matter how long the Lies Incorporated professional and ultra-veteran space-pilot kept the huge liner the Omphalos lost between planets, the components would be ‘held up unavoidably’.
1954P. K. DickSales Pitch in Future Science Fiction June 73/1
Tired of the same old job? Wonder Circuits Inc. has perfected a marvelous long-range thoughtwave scanner. Know what others are thinking and saying. Get the edge on fellow employees. Learn facts, figures about your employer’s personal existence. Banish uncertainty!
1956P. K. DickMinority Report in Fantastic Universe Jan. 19/1
Unanimity of all three precogs is a hoped-for but seldom-achieved phenomenon, acting-Commissioner Witwer explains. It is much more common to obtain a collaborative majority report of two precogs, plus a minority report of some slight variation, usually with reference to time and place, from the third mutant. This is explained by the theory of multiple-futures. If only one time-path existed, precognitive information would be of no importance, since no possibility would exist, in possessing this information of altering the future.
1954P. K. DickBreakfast at Twilight in Amazing Stories July 33/2
The concentrated energy must have tipped some unstable time-fault. Like a rock fault. We’re always starting earthquakes. But a time quake... Interesting. That’s what happened, I think. The release of energy, the destruction of matter, sucked your house into the future. Carried the house seven years ahead.
1974P. K. DickLittle Something for Us Tempunauts in We can Remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 339
The public believes that…the flight into time, the first American time-travel launch, was successful.
1974P. K. DickLittle Something for Us Tempunauts in We Can Remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 336
What in your mind is the greatest terror facing a time traveler? That there will be an implosion due to coincidence on reentry?
1964P. K. DickUnteleported Man in Fantastic Dec. 75/2
‘We have something new…and according to the Defense Department people very promising. It’s a time-warping construct that sets up a field which coagulates the—’ ‘Just equip me.’
1963P. K. DickGame-Players of Titan vi. 53
Wives, Schilling thought. More of a problem than an asset. The economic aspects of our fives should never have been melded hopelessly with the sexual; it makes things too complex. Blame that on the Titanians and their desire to solve our difficulties with one neat solution covering all. What they've actually done is gotten us entangled even more thoroughly. Pete hadn’t said any more about Carol.
1963P. K. DickGame-Players of Titan (1992) xiv. 157
‘It never occurred to them that you’d cheat.’ ‘They cheated first. They changed the value of the card!’ ‘To them, that’s legitimate, a basic move in The Game. It’s a favorite play by the Titanian Game-players to exert their extra-sensory faculties on the card; it’s supposed to be a contest between the sides; the one who’s drawn the card struggles to keep its value constant, you see?’