Title: Lies, Inc.

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Title: Lies, Inc. Title Record # 934
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1984-07-00
Variant Title of: The Unteleported Man (by Philip K. Dick ) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Language: English
Note: • Publisher's Note: This novel has a complicated history. It was first published in magazine form in 1964, under the title The Unteleported Man. For its book publication, in 1966, Philip Dick wrote a further 30,000 words, but in the event this extra material was not used. The published book was the same as the magazine version. Many years later, Dick reread the unpublished material and arranged for publication in the USA of the complete edition, with extensive revisions. Then he died, suddenly and tragically, in 1982. At the time there was no evidence that he had made the intended revisions, and so the novel was reissued in 1983 in the USA in its full 1966 version, with gaps in the text where four manuscript pages had gone missing during the long years in storage. Then, in November 1983, while British publication was being arranged, Dick's literary executor found among the author's papers his revised and retitled typescript. It is this version which is published here for the first time. Two gaps, each of one manuscript page, still remained, and for this edition John Sladek—an author Dick greatly admired—has written short linking passages to create a continuous narrative. For the benefit of literary detectives, Sladek's contributions are to be found on pp. 143 and 168-9. [from page 199 of the 1984 Gollancz edition] • Dick's original "missing pages" text for both of these expanded versions was then discovered and published in 1985 in the Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter #8. In 2004, the novel was reprinted in the USA using Dick's later revised "Lies, Inc." version of the text, and corrected for the first time to include the "missing pages" text rather than Sladek's bridging text.
Synopsis: In the final, expanded version of the novella The Unteleported Man, Rachmael ben Applebaum becomes suspicious of the plan to reduce Earth's overpopulation by teleporting people to a colony on a distant planet and embarks on an eighteen-year voyage to that planet to see if anyone wants to return.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Lies, Inc. 1984-07-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-03449-1 £7.95 199 hc? novel Checkmark
Lies, Inc. 1985-10-00 Philip K. Dick Granada 0-586-06464-8 £1.95 224 pb? novel Trevor Webb Checkmark
Lies, Inc. 2004-03-00 Philip K. Dick Vintage Books 1-4000-3008-0 $12.00 208 tp? novel  
Lies, Inc. 2008-03-00 Philip K. Dick Vintage Books 978-0-307-42661-1 $13.95   ebook? novel Checkmark
Lies, Inc. 2011-10-18 Philip K. Dick Mariner Books 978-0-547-57256-7 $13.95 225 tp? novel Christopher Moisan Checkmark
Lies, Inc. 2011-10-18 Philip K. Dick Mariner Books 978-0-547-60121-2 $13.95   ebook? novel  
Lies, Inc. 2014-04-10 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-0-575-13310-5 £8.99 225 tp? novel  
Lies, Inc. unpublishedQuestion mark Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-0-575-13311-2 £8.99 320 tp? novel  
Lies, Inc. date unknown Philip K. Dick Vintage Books 1-4000-3008-0 $12.95 202 tp? novel Denis Scott Checkmark
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