Title: Second Variety

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Title: Second Variety Title Record # 40961
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1953-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Claws
Series Number: 1
Webpages: librivox.org, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: Russia nearly conquers the US/UN, who retaliate by deploying deadly autonomic machines with the ability to reproduce and evolve and the motivation of killing all living organisms, but are inhibited by badges worn by the US troops. Eventually, the machines evolve new models which threaten the existence of all life on earth.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1964 German Die zweite Variante
1964 Italian Modello Due
1968 Dutch Type Twee
1975 French Deuxième variété
1981 German Die zweite Variante
1994 French Nouveau modèle
1995 German Variante zwei
2002 Dutch Type Twee
2002 French Nouveau modèle

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
2 2004 Retro Hugo Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Space Science Fiction [UK], Volume 1 No. 5 1953-00-00 ed. Lester del Rey The Archer Press   1/6 128 digest mag Ebel Checkmark
Space Science Fiction, May 1953 1953-05-00 ed. Lester del Rey Space Publications, Inc.   $0.35 164 digest mag Ebel Checkmark
Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1954 1954-06-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $3.50 317 hc anth Checkmark
Selected Science Fiction Magazine, Number 1 1955-05-00 ed. Editors of Selected Science Fiction Magazine Malian Press   9d 34 digest mag Stanley Pitt  
The Variable Man and Other Stories 1957-00-00 Philip K. Dick Ace Books #D-261 $0.35 255 pb coll Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Spectrum II 1962-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz   18/- 271 hc anth  
Spectrum II 1963-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.50 271 hc anth Checkmark
Spectrum II 1963-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Doubleday Canada   $3.75   hc anth  
Spectrum II 1963-12-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK)   11/6 271 hc anth  
Krieg der Automaten 2. Teil 1964-01-24 Philip K. Dick Moewig (Terra #323) #323 DM 0.70 66 digest coll Karl Stephan Checkmark
Spectrum II 1964-07-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion #F950 $0.50 256 pb anth Checkmark
Urania #359 1964-11-22 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #359 200 Lit 128 digest mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Spectrum II 1965-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books #M75 5/- 286 pb anth Checkmark
Spectrum II 1967-05-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion #X1451 $0.60 256 pb anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Een Handvol Duisternis 1968-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1100) #1100 ƒ2.50 189 pb coll Dick Bruna  
Een Handvol Duisternis 1969-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1100) #1100 ƒ2.75 189 pb coll Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Variable Man and Other Stories 1969-08-00 Philip K. Dick Sphere 0-7221-2958-0 6/- 220 pb coll Checkmark
Spectrum II 1971-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02712-3 £0.30 286 pb anth Checkmark
Il passo dell'ignoto 1972-09-00 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Omnibus) #10531   xii+
636
hc anth Karel Thole  
L'homme variable 1975-10-10 Philip K. Dick Librairie des Champs-Élysées (Le Masque - Science Fiction #31) 2-7024-0430-8   282 pb coll Checkmark
The Variable Man and Other Stories 1976-10-00 Philip K. Dick Ace Books #86050 $1.50 312 pb coll Charles Mikolaycak Checkmark
The Variable Man and Other Stories 1977-00-00 Philip K. Dick Sphere 0-7221-2962-9 £0.75 220 pb coll Peter Elson Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Stories 1977-00-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38243-5   750 hc anth Checkmark
Philip K. Dick Omnibus 1977-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Bruna SF #68) 90-229-9068-0   340 pb coll Karel Thole Checkmark
The Best of Philip K. Dick 1977-03-00 Philip K. Dick Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25359-0 $1.95 xiv+
450
pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Best of Philip K. Dick 1978-03-00 Philip K. Dick Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25359-0 $1.95 xiv+
450
pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
L'homme variable 1979-00-00 Philip K. Dick Librairie des Champs-Élysées (Le Masque - Science Fiction #31) 2-7024-0430-8   282 pb coll Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Philip K. Dick 1981-01-00 Philip K. Dick Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6712) 3-8118-6712-1 DM 7.80 352 pb coll Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 1984-06-00 Philip K. Dick Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1159-3 $19.95 ix+
261
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Machines That Kill 1984-12-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-51358-1 $2.75 326 pb anth Walter Velez Checkmark
Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 1986-02-00 Philip K. Dick Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1178-X $15.95 ix+
261
tp coll Richard Hendel Checkmark
Millemondinverno 1986: 4 Romanzi brevi e 14 Racconti 1986-11-00 ed. Gianni Montanari Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi #30)   7,000 Lit 392 tp anth Karel Thole  
Second Variety 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-053-3 $125.00 xiii+
395
hc coll Checkmark
Robots 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-85487-041-6 £2.99 351 pb anth Jim Burns Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-01-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC 0-316-34941-0   xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-02-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown 0-316-34941-0 $22.95 xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton  
Robots 1989-04-00 ed. Charles G. Waugh, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Signet / New American Library 0-451-15926-8 $3.95 351 pb anth J. K. Potter Checkmark
Second Variety 1989-04-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-04460-8 £12.95 xiv+
395
hc coll Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-06-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / QPBC   $12.95 xix+
1083
tp anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Second Variety 1990-07-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20765-1 £5.99 493 tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Memoria totale 1990-11-00 Philip K. Dick Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Altri Mondi #23) 88-04-34378-8 18,000 Lit 262 tp coll Cesare Reggiani  
Second Variety 1991-07-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1226-1 $12.95 xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Robot Warriors 1991-10-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Ace Books 0-441-53166-0 $4.50 xi+
240
pb anth Joe Adams Checkmark
Machines That Kill 1992-05-00 ed. Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-52059-9 $3.50 341 pb anth Maelo Cintron Checkmark
Nouvelles 1947-1952 1994-10-00 Philip K. Dick Denoël (Présences) 2-207-24065-7   756 hc coll Elrik , Frank Ronan  
Variante zwei 1995-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans (Haffmans' Entertainer) 3-251-20183-2 DM 29.50 302 hc coll Nikolaus Heidelbach Checkmark
Second Variety 1996-00-00 Philip K. Dick Voyager / HarperCollins 0-586-20765-1 £6.99 493 tp coll Chris Moore  
The Philip K. Dick Reader 1997-02-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1856-1 $14.95 422 tp coll Zina Saunders  
Le formiche elettriche 1997-08-00 Philip K. Dick Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Piccola Biblioteca Oscar #160) 88-04-43156-3 7,900 Lit 189 pb coll  
The Reel Stuff 1998-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian Thomsen DAW Books 0-88677-817-4 $5.99 383 pb anth Les Edwards Checkmark
Future War 1999-08-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-00639-6 $5.99 x+
261
pb anth Chris Moore Checkmark
Second Variety 1999-08-00 Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-880-9 £7.99 xiv+
395
tp coll Chris Moore  
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century 2001-05-00 ed. Harry Turtledove, Martin H. Greenberg Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-43989-9 $18.00 xii+
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544+
[2]
tp anth Jeff Corwin Checkmark
Minority Report 2002-00-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #20104) 3-453-21749-7 €8.95 435 pb coll Checkmark
Minority Report 2002-00-00 Philip K. Dick Luitingh-Sijthoff 90-245-4029-1   315 tp coll Checkmark
Second Variety 2002-05-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1226-1 $14.95 xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly  
Minority Report 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-738-1 £6.99 xi+
290
hc coll PTG Checkmark
Minority Report 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-07478-7 £6.99 x+
290
tp coll  
Der unmögliche Planet 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #13656) 3-453-21731-4 €12.95 831 pb coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Minority report et autres récits 2002-10-00 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #109) 2-07-042606-8   436 pb coll Checkmark
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2002-11-00 Philip K. Dick Pantheon Books 0-375-42151-3 $25.95 xiv+
476
hc coll  
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2002-11-00 Philip K. Dick Pantheon Books / SFBC #54693 $12.99 xiv+
476
hc coll  
Minority Report 2002-12-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-07520-1 £6.99 x+
290
pb coll  
Der unmögliche Planet 2004-00-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne 3-453-21731-4 €12.95 830+
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pb coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Cyberfilms 2004-03-00 ed. Brian Thomsen, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 0-7434-8743-5 $12.95 ix+
368
tp anth Dave Seeley Checkmark
Minority Report 2005-03-00 Philip K. Dick Orion 0-7528-6431-9 £6.99 290 tp coll  
Der unmögliche Planet 2007-00-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne 978-3-453-21731-7 €12.95 830 pb coll Checkmark
Human Is? 2007-03-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-0-575-08034-8 £7.99 438 tp coll Sue Michniewicz  
Variante zwei 2008-01-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-809-0 €14.90 624 hc coll Urs Jakob  
The Reel Stuff 2008-06-03 ed. Brian Thomsen, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1098) 978-0-7564-0522-9 $15.00 viii+
456
tp anth  
Human Is?: A Philip K. Dick Reader 2008-09-18 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-08583-1 £4.99   ebook coll  
Second Variety 2010-04-10 Philip K. Dick LibriVox   0   digital audio download chap  
Second Variety 2010-04-17 Philip K. Dick Project Gutenberg #32032     ebook chap  
Minority Report 2010-04-18 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-09828-2     ebook coll  
The Defenders and Others: The Classic Short Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2010-06-03 Philip K. Dick Wildside Press 978-1-4344-0947-8 $6.99 234 tp coll  
Second Variety 2011-09-01 Philip K. Dick Aegypan 978-1-4638-9509-9 $16.95 58 hc chap  
Adjustment Team 2011-10-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-395-2 $40.00 484 hc coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Second Variety 2011-10-01 Philip K. Dick Aegypan 978-1-4638-0192-2 $8.95 58 tp chap  
Adjustment Team 2011-11-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-394-5 $60.00 484 hc coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
The Best of Philip K. Dick 2011-11-15 Philip K. Dick Halcyon Press 978-0-9830676-7-2 $14.95 230 tp coll  
Variante zwei 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-809-0   624 hc coll Urs Jakob Checkmark
The Best of Philip K. Dick 2013-02-12 Philip K. Dick Echo Point Books & Media 978-0-615-56118-9 $14.95 iv+
224
tp coll Checkmark
Second Variety 2013-04-01 Philip K. Dick Spastic Cat Press 978-1-4837-0108-0 $7.99 80 tp chap  
The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories 2013-04-03 Philip K. Dick Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4676-3 $0.99 308 ebook coll Checkmark
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2013-04-16 Philip K. Dick Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-04054-0 $28.00 xii+
466
hc coll  
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2013-04-16 Philip K. Dick Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-04060-1 $9.99   ebook coll  
Second Variety 2013-05-13 Philip K. Dick Read Books 978-1-4733-0574-8 £5.95 80 tp chap  
Future War 2013-06-15 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-185-6 $4.99   ebook anth Ron Miller  
The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2013-07-17 Philip K. Dick Dover Publications 978-0-486-31619-2 $9.95   ebook coll  
The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2013-08-22 Philip K. Dick Dover Publications 978-0-486-49733-4 $9.95 ix+
258
tp coll  
Total Recall Revisited: Die besten Stories 2014-07-00 Philip K. Dick Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Klassik) 978-3-596-90578-2 €10.00 345 pb coll Ruth Botzenhardt Checkmark
Second Variety 2015-03-01 Philip K. Dick Positronic Publishing 978-1-63384-765-1 $3.99 42 tp chap  
The Philip K. Dick Reader 2016-01-26 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing Corp. 978-0-8065-3794-8 $16.00 432 tp coll  
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-880-9 £7.99 vi+
395
tp coll Checkmark
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20765-1 £5.99 493 tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction date unknown ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC     xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Minority Report date unknown Philip K. Dick Orion 978-1-4072-3093-1 £7.99 xi+
290
tp coll Nina Farrell Checkmark
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1226-1 $ xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly Checkmark
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