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Title: The Builder Title Record # 58176
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1953-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A man is obsessed with building a giant boat in his backyard, despite the scorn of his neighbor and wife and one of his sons.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1963Translated by Heinz Zwack
German
Vor dem großen Regen?Vor dem grossen Regen
1965 German Der Erbauer
1968Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch De doe-het-zelver
1972Translated by Bruno Martin.
French Le constructeur
1976Translated by Gunnar Gällmo
Swedish Byggaren
1981Translated by Thomas Ziegler
German Der Baumeister
1994Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian La barca
1999Translated by Walter Grossbein
German Der Erbauer
2014Translated by Magdalena Gawlik and/or Jan Karłowski, Anna Kejna, Tomasz Oljasz, Zofia Uhrynowska-Hanasz, Ewa Witecka, and Arkadiusz Nakoniecznik (OCLC/WorldCat)
Polish Budowniczy

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Amazing Stories, December 1953-January 1954 1953-12-00 ed. Howard Browne Ziff-Davis Publishing Company  
$0.35?$: US dollar
132
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Amazing Stories [UK (Strato)], #3, April, 1954 1954-04-00 ed. Howard Browne Strato Publications  
1/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
132
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 Mel Hunter  
A Handful of Darkness 1955-00-00 Philip K. Dick Rich & Cowan  
10/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Rudland  
Eine Handvoll Dunkelheit 1963-10-25 Philip K. Dick Moewig (Terra Sonderband #76) TSB76
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
95
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".
coll Johnny Bruck Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Cocktail 1965-06-01 ed. uncredited Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #437) UZ437
DM 0.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
62
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".
anth R. S. Lonati Checkmark
A Handful of Darkness 1966-00-00 Philip K. Dick Panther 2108
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
186
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 Checkmark
Amazing Stories, June 1967 1967-06-00 ed. Joseph Ross Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.  
$0.50?$: US dollar
164
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 Johnny Bruck Checkmark
Een handvol duisternis 1968-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1100) 1100
ƒ2.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
189
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 Dick Bruna  
Een handvol duisternis 1969-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1100) 1100
ƒ2.75?ƒ: Dutch guilder
189
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Fiction, #224 1972-08-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F4.00?F: French frank
164
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 Siudmak Checkmark
En handfull mörker 1976-00-00 Philip K. Dick Delta (Stockholm) (Science Fiction ABC #4) 91-7228-118-9   288
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
Philip K. Dick omnibus 1977-00-00 Philip K. Dick Bruna (Bruna SF #68) 90-229-9068-0   340
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
A Handful of Darkness 1978-06-00 Philip K. Dick Gregg Press 0-8398-2413-0
$11.00?$: US dollar
xviii+
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
A Handful of Darkness 1980-01-00 Philip K. Dick Panther / Granada 0-586-04804-9
£0.95?£: UK pound
186
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Eine Handvoll Dunkelheit 1981-09-00 Philip K. Dick Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3543) 3-8118-3543-2
DM 8.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
464
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 Eric Ladd , Carl Lundgren Checkmark
L'homme doré?L'homme dore
1982-02-15 Philip K. Dick J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1291) 2-277-21291-1   286
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 Carl Lundgren  
L'homme doré 1982-05-19 Philip K. Dick J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1291) 2-277-21291-1   286
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-053-3
$125.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-052-5
$160.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
A Handful of Darkness 1988-11-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton Books 0-586-04804-9
£2.99?£: UK pound
237
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1988-11-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-04407-1
£12.95?£: UK pound
[12]+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford 1990-04-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1153-2
$12.95?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
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 Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1990-05-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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
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  
Nouvelles 1947-1952 1994-10-00 Philip K. Dick
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présences?Presences
)
2-207-24065-7   756
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Elrik , Frank Ronan  
More Amazing Stories 1998-02-00 ed. Kim Mohan Tor 0-312-86473-6
$24.95?$: US dollar
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Kolonie 1999-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans 3-251-20287-1
DM 36.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nikolaus Heidelbach Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1999-08-12 Philip K. Dick Millennium / Victor Gollancz 1-85798-879-5
£7.99?£: UK pound
[6]+
404
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
More Amazing Stories 2000-12-00 ed. Kim Mohan Tor 0-312-87437-5
$14.95?$: US dollar
320
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.
anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1153-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
404
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 Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick 2003-09-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing 0-8065-2630-0
$14.95?$: US dollar
[18]+
404
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 Paul Bachem Checkmark
Und jenseits — das Wobb 2008-01-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-808-3
€14.90?€: Euro
640
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob  
L'o10ssée 2010-09-04 ed. uncredited Gallimard (Folio SF)     296
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.
anth
Hervé Leblan?Herve Leblan
Checkmark
The King of the Elves 2011-01-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-340-2
$40.00?$: US dollar
487
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
The King of the Elves 2011-01-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-339-6
$60.00?$: US dollar
487
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Und jenseits — das Wobb 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-808-3   640
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob Checkmark
Krótki szczęśliwy żywot brązowego oksforda?Krotki szczesliwy zywot brazowego oksforda
2014-06-04 Philip K. Dick Dom Wydawniczy Rebis 978-83-7818-536-9
zł 59.90?zł: Polish zloty
623
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Wojciech Siudmak Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 2014-08-28 Philip K. Dick Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0666-3
£9.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The King of the Elves 2015-12-02 Philip K. Dick Brilliance Audio 978-1-4558-1470-1
$19.99?$: US dollar
 
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
coll  
The King of the Elves 2015-12-27 Philip K. Dick Brilliance Audio      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Checkmark
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick 2016-07-26 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing 978-0-8065-3796-2
$16.00?$: US dollar
404
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
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 1 2023-09-14 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-1-3996-1123-7
£10.99?£: UK pound
624
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: Volume 1 2023-09-14 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-1-3996-1124-4
£10.99?£: UK pound
624
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
A Handful of Darkness date unknown Philip K. Dick Panther / Granada 0-586-04804-9
£1.50?£: UK pound
186
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-879-5
£7.99?£: UK pound
[6]+
404
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
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick HarperCollins (UK) 0-586-20764-3
£6.99?£: UK pound
510
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  
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