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Title: Some Kinds of Life Title Record # 58246
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1953-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Originally titled The Beleagured, it was renamed for publication in Fantastic Universe. In Pink Beam, Dave Hyde records that "It was published under a pseudonym – 'Richard Phillips' [sic] – [...]. The reason for the pseudonym seems to be that the same issue [...] also carried the short story Planet For Transients by Philip K. Dick. I guess it wasn't done to have two stories by the same writer in the same magazine at the same time."
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953This pseudonym, a play on 'Phil Dick', is spelled with only one 'p' in Dave Hyde's <a href="http:///www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?771115"><em>Pink Beam</em></a> – as <em>Richard Phillips</em>.
Some Kinds of Life [as by Richard Phillipps]
Year Language Title
1986Translated by <A href="http:///www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?10670">Uwe Anton</a>
German Gewisse Lebensformen
1988Translated by Pierre K. Rey
French Tant qu'il y a de la vie...
1994Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian Un certo tipo di vita
1995Translated by Bela Wohl
German Gewisse Lebensformen
1996Translated by Hélène Collon
French Tant qu'il y a de la vie...

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantastic Universe, October-November 1953 1953-10-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. King-Size Publications, Inc.  
$0.50?$: US dollar
196
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Alex Schomburg Checkmark
Kosmische Puppen und andere Lebensformen 1986-10-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4328) 3-453-31321-6
DM 12.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
543
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Second Variety 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-053-3
$125.00?$: US dollar
xiii+
395
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Derrière la porte 1988-12-00 Philip K. Dick
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#481)
2-207-30481-7   224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Elrik  
Second Variety 1989-04-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-04460-8
£12.95?£: UK pound
xiv+
395
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Second Variety 1990-07-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20765-1
£5.99?£: UK pound
493
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Chris Moore Checkmark
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 1990-09-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1209-1
$12.95?$: US dollar
381
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Norris Burroughs Checkmark
Le presenze invisibili. Volume primo 1994-06-00 Philip K. Dick Interno Giallo / Mondadori (IperFICTION) 88-04-38520-0
Lit 32,000?Lit: Italian lira
490
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Giovanni Mulazzani  
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 1995-00-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1209-1
$19.95?$: US dollar
381
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Norris Burroughs Checkmark
Variante zwei 1995-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans (Haffmans' Entertainer) 3-251-20183-2
DM 29.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nikolaus Heidelbach Checkmark
Second Variety 1996-00-00 Philip K. Dick Voyager / HarperCollins 0-586-20765-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
493
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Chris Moore  
Nouvelles 1952-1953 1996-01-00 Philip K. Dick
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présences?Presences
)
2-207-24338-9
F250.00?F: French frank
740
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Elrik , Frank Ronan  
Second Variety 1999-08-00 Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-880-9
£7.99?£: UK pound
xiv+
395
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Chris Moore  
Der unmögliche Planet 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #13656) 3-453-21731-4
€12.95?€: Euro
831
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Der unmögliche Planet?Der unmoegliche Planet
2004-00-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne 3-453-21731-4
€12.95?€: Euro
830+
[2]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Un vaisseau fabuleux et autres voyages galactiques 2005-04-26 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #213) 2-07-030075-7   373
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Benjamin Carré?Benjamin Carre
 
Der unmögliche Planet 2007-00-00 Philip K. Dick Heyne 978-3-453-21731-7
€12.95?€: Euro
830
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Un vaisseau fabuleux et autres voyages galactiques 2007-01-02 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #213) 2-07-030075-7   373
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Benjamin Carré?Benjamin Carre
 
Variante zwei 2008-01-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-809-0
€14.90?€: Euro
624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob  
Adjustment Team 2011-10-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-395-2
$40.00?$: US dollar
484
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Adjustment Team 2011-11-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-394-5
$60.00?$: US dollar
484
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale and Other Classic Stories 2012-06-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 978-0-8065-3648-4
$15.95?$: US dollar
400
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Variante zwei 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-809-0   624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob Checkmark
Ein kleines Trostpflaster für uns Temponauten 2016-05-00 Philip K. Dick Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Klassik) 978-3-596-90567-6
€11.99?€: Euro
395
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Carla Nagel Checkmark
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale and Other Classic Stories 2017-02-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing Corp. 978-0-8065-3798-6
$16.00?$: US dollar
400
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2022-01-22 Philip K. Dick    
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-880-9
£7.99?£: UK pound
vi+
395
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Second Variety date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20765-1
£5.99?£: UK pound
493
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Chris Moore Checkmark
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