Title: The Father-Thing

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Title: The Father-Thing Title Record # 41412
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1954-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: © 1954 by Fantasy House, Inc., renewed 1982. Reprinted by permission of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, Inc; received there on 1953-07-21.
Synopsis: An 8 year old boy first has to deal with a simulacrum of his father. With two of his schoolmates he finds out that there are more of them growing in the garden ...
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Translations
Year Language Title
1956 French Le père truqué
1977 Croatian Uljez
1981 German Das Vater-Ding
1990 Hungarian Az álapaQuestion mark
1990 Polish Ojciec – nie ojciec
1996 French Le père truqué
1997 Italian La cosa-padre
2000 German Das Vater-Ding

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1954 1954-12-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Fantasy House, Inc.   $0.35 132 digest mag Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Fiction, #29 1956-04-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F100.00 132 digest mag Philippe Curval Checkmark
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One 1959-11-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Doubleday   $5.95 527 hc anth Sydney Butchkes  
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One 1960-02-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Doubleday / SFBC   $2.20 527 hc anth Sydney Butchkes Checkmark
Les 20 meilleurs récits de science-fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Hubert Juin Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Géant #207)     445 pb anth Checkmark
The Unhumans 1965-00-00 ed. Marvin Allen Karp Popular Library #SP405 $0.50 141 pb anth Francisco de Goya Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre de l'épouvanteQuestion mark 1965-00-00 ed. Jacques Bergier, Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     472 hc anth Jean Gourmelin  
Tomorrow's Children 1966-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $4.95 431 hc anth Emanuel Schongut Checkmark
Tomorrow's Children 1966-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $5.70 431 hc anth Emanuel Schongut  
Themes in Science Fiction: A Journey Into Wonder 1972-00-00 ed. Leo P. Kelley McGraw-Hill (Patterns in Literary Art) 0-07-033504-4   iii+
428
tp anth Checkmark
Science Fiction 1 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Pierce Houghton Mifflin       tp anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1974-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £0.75 431 pb anth  
Social Problems Through Science Fiction 1975-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, John W. Milstead, Joseph D. Olander, Patricia Warrick St. Martin's Press     xv+
356
tp anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Compton Russell 0-85955-034-6 £ 431 hc anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £0.90 431 pb anth Chris Foss 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
Tomorrow's Children 1977-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £1.25 431 pb anth Chris Foss Checkmark
Sirius, #17 1977-11-05 ed. Borivoj JurkovićQuestion mark Vjesnik   10 din. 148 pb mag Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
tp anth 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
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9 $14.95 xviii+
476
hc anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Worlds of Science Fiction 1979-00-00 ed. Theodore W. Hipple, Robert G. Wright Allyn & Bacon     vii+
248
tp anth  
Science Fiction: Masters of Today 1981-00-00 ed. Arthur Liebman Richards Rosen 0-8239-0537-3   ix+
179
hc anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1981-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £1.75 431 pb anth Chris Foss 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
Histoires d'envahisseurs 1983-04-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3779) 2-253-03149-6   445 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #16 (1954) 1987-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #709) 0-88677-200-1 $3.50 350 pb anth Angus McKie Checkmark
The Father-Thing 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-053-3 $125.00 ix+
376
hc coll Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #16 (1954) 1987-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-200-1 C$4.50 350 pb anth Angus McKie Checkmark
The Father-Thing 1989-11-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-04616-3 £13.95 xvi+
376
hc coll Checkmark
Fenix, V1 #3, 1990 1990-00-00 ed. Rafał A. ZiemkiewiczQuestion mark Radwan       digest mag Alan Gutierrez  
Szívélyes Fahrenheit 17 sci-fi remekműQuestion mark 1990-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Maecenas Könyvkiadó 963-7425-19-5 Ft 120 406 pb anth Boros Zoltán , Szikszai Gábor Checkmark
Urban Horrors 1990-09-00 ed. William F. Nolan, Martin H. Greenberg Dark Harvest 0-913165-54-9 $49.00 246 hc anth Robert W. Lavoie  
Urban Horrors 1990-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, William F. Nolan Dark Harvest 0-913165-54-9 $19.95 246 hc anth Robert W. Lavoie  
The Father-Thing 1990-11-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20767-8 £5.99 476 tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Second Variety 1991-07-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1226-1 $12.95 xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Science Fiction I 1991-10-00 ed. Hélène Auffret-Boucé Hatier (Lire en V.O. #10) 2-218-03609-6   vii+
119
tp anth Checkmark
Urban Horrors 1993-04-00 ed. William F. Nolan, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #911) 0-88677-548-5 $5.50 338 pb anth Ashley Pearce Checkmark
Nursery Crimes 1993-06-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-101-7 $9.98 560 hc anth John Tierney  
The Father-Thing 1994-00-00 Philip K. Dick HarperCollins (UK) 0-586-20767-8 £6.99 476 tp coll  
Between Time and Terror 1995-04-00 ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg Roc / New American Library 0-451-45452-9 $4.99 384 pb anth Checkmark
Nouvelles 1952-1953 1996-01-00 Philip K. Dick Denoël (Présences) 2-207-24338-9 F250.00 740 tp coll Elrik , Frank Ronan  
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 1997-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg MJF Books 1-56731-154-7 $8.98 341 hc anth Vincent DiFate Checkmark
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  
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9 $15.62   hc anth  
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens 1998-09-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-278155-3 $22.95 viii+
215
hc anth John Walker  
The Father-Thing 1999-08-00 Philip K. Dick Millennium 1-85798-881-7 £7.99 ix+
376
tp coll Checkmark
Das Vater-Ding 2000-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans 3-251-20304-5 DM 36.00 304 hc coll Checkmark
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens 2000-09-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-278177-4 £6.99 viii+
215
tp anth John Walker  
My Favorite Horror Story 2000-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1166) 0-88677-914-6 $6.99 xvi+
303
pb anth Koeveks Checkmark
Alien Stories 1 2002-01-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-275162-X £4.99 153 tp anth Paul Young  
Second Variety 2002-05-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1226-1 $14.95 xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly  
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
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
Paycheck 2004-02-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-07001-3 £7.99 312 hc coll Checkmark
Paycheck 2004-02-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-07583-X £6.99 312 tp coll  
Paycheck: Die Abrechnung 2004-02-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #20132) 3-453-87733-0 €8.95 381+
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Paycheck et autres récits 2004-02-02 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #164) 2-07-031371-9   488 pb coll Checkmark
My Favorite Horror Story 2004-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker ibooks 0-7434-8740-0 $12.95 367 tp anth John Howe  
Paycheck 2004-10-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-07585-6 £6.99 312 pb coll Checkmark
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-00-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 978-1-56731-905-7   xiv+
258
hc anth Ilona Wellmann Checkmark
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  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-11-25 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-199-7 $12.95 384 tp anth  
Das Vater-Ding 2008-01-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-810-6 €14.90 615 hc coll Urs Jakob  
Human Is?: A Philip K. Dick Reader 2008-09-18 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-08583-1 £4.99   ebook coll  
Paycheck 2010-04-18 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-09824-4 £4.49   ebook coll  
Upon the Dull Earth 2012-07-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-512-3 $40.00 449 hc coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Upon the Dull Earth 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-511-6 $60.00 449 hc coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Das Vater-Ding 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-810-6   615 hc coll Urs Jakob Checkmark
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
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  
The Great SF Stories #16 (1954) date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-200-1 $3.50 350 pb anth Angus McKie Checkmark
The Father-Thing date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20767-8 £5.99 476 tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1226-1 $ xi+
414
tp coll Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Les 20 meilleurs récits de science-fiction date unknown ed. Hubert Juin Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Géant #207)     445 pb anth Checkmark
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