Philip K. Dick

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aircar n. 1967 P. K. Dick Counter-Clock World (1990) 59 He slapped Lindy on the back, then strode up the stairs to the roof field parking area, where his aircar reposed.
chrononaut n. 1974 P. K. Dick Little 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.’
chrononaut n. 1974 P. K. Dick Little 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?’
empathic adj. 1967 P. K. Dick Faith of our Fathers in We can remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 273 He heard his voice, toneless, sounding the poverty of empathic emotionality so usual in Party circles.
extraterrestrial adj. 1964 P. K. Dick War 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.
extraterrestrial adj. 1967 P. K. Dick Faith of our Fathers in We can remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 268 Was it the aquatic horror shape? The thing with slime and teeth, the extraterrestrial life form?
force field n. 1967 P. K. Dick Counter-Clock World (1990) 205 There seemed to be no force-field, nothing modern, protecting the highly sensitive top levels of the structure.
intersystem adj. 1953 P. K. Dick Impossible Planet in Imagination Oct. 131/2 Andrews spun the dial of the intersystem vidsender.
moon base n. 1953 P. K. Dick Second 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.
precog n. 1 1954 P. K. Dick in Galaxy Science Fiction Oct. 10/1 He kept on talking to the Norm-class officials grouped around the two Precogs.
precog n. 1 1956 P. K. Dick in Fantastic Universe Jan. 7/1 The precogs must see quite far into the future.
precog n. 1 1969 P. K. Dick Ubik 7 I can’t keep in mind at all times which inertials are following what teep or precog.
precog n. 2 1954 P. K. Dick in Galaxy Science Fiction Oct. 10/2 His wife’s precog span was somewhat greater than his own.
psionic adj. 1967 P. K. Dick Counter-Clock World (1990) 52 Like Seb he, too, was undoubtedly slightly psionic.
robotrix n. 1974 P. K. Dick Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1975) xxvii. 198 Evidently he waited for the robotrix attendant to finish fueling up his ship.
sf n. 1977 P. 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.
space pilot n. 1964 P. K. Dick Unteleported 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’.
Terran n. 1 1953 P. K. Dick in Space Science Fiction Sept. 9/2 Through the windows of his office, Reinhart could see endless buildings and streets, Terrans hurrying back and forth.
Terrestrial n. 1964 P. K. Dick Little Black Box in We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1994) ii. 18 Mercer is not on Earth. I would guess that he is not a terrestrial at all.
time-path n. 1956 P. K. Dick Minority 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.
time travel n. 1974 P. K. Dick Little Something for Us Tempunauts in We can Remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 344 An extraordinary moment in the history of the United States' involvement with time travel.
time travel n. 1974 P. K. Dick Little 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.
time traveller n. 1974 P. K. Dick Little 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?
vidcall n. 1953 P. K. Dick Mr. Spaceship in Imagination Jan. 44/1 As soon as we get to the moon base I’ll make a vidcall to earth.
vidcall n. 1953 P. K. Dick Defenders in Galaxy Jan. 9/2 A vidcall is sent up and contact is made with a field headquarters.
vidcall n. 1965 P. K. Dick Retreat Syndrome in Worlds of Tomorrow Jan. 85/2 He put in a long-distance vidcall to Dr. Edgar Green…on Ganymede.
vidscreen n. 1969 P. K. Dick Ubik (1977) 1 The technician in charge of the night shift at the map room coughed nervously as the massive, sloppy head of Glen Runciter swam up to fill the vidscreen.
vidscreen n. 1953 P. K. Dick Mr. Spaceship in Imagination Jan. 44/2 On the vidscreen Dolores knitted her brow.
vidscreen n. 1953 P. K. Dick Infinites in Planet Stories May 58/2 Blake and I will discuss it with you on the vidscreen.