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Title: The Preserving Machine Title Record # 58232
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1953-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Dr. Rupert Labyrinth
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: Afraid of the delicate nature of music during times of strife, Dr. Labyrinth has created a machine that would help to forever preserve music. However, the machine stores music in unusual, living forms.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1965 German Die Konservierungs-Maschine
1974Translated by Yoma Cap
German Die Partiturwesen
1976Translated by Vlasta Švarcmajer
Croatian Stroj za konzerviranje
1978 French
La machine à sauver la musique?La machine a sauver la musique
1981Translated by Thomas Ziegler
German Die Konservierungsmaschine
1988Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French La machine à conserver
1989Translated by Raul de Sousa Machado.
Portuguese A Máquina Preservadora
1994Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian La macchina salvamusica
1994Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French La machine à préserver
1998Translated by Walter Grossbein
German Die Bewahrungsmaschine
2014Translated by Magdalena Gawlik and/or Jan Karłowski, Anna Kejna, Tomasz Oljasz, Zofia Uhrynowska-Hanasz, Ewa Witecka, and Arkadiusz Nakoniecznik (OCLC/WorldCat)
Polish Maszyna zachowawcza

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1953 1953-06-00 ed. Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas Fantasy House, Inc.  
$0.35?$: 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 George Gibbons Checkmark
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  
Der Massenmensch ...und andere Utopia-Kurzgeschichten 1965-04-13 ed. uncredited Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #430) UZ430
DM 0.70?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
The Preserving Machine 1969-00-00 Philip K. Dick Ace Books (Ace SF Special, Series 1 #67800) 67800
$0.95?$: US dollar
317
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Preserving Machine 1970-01-00 Philip K. Dick Ace Books / SFBC 2134   314
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1971-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6172-4
$5.95?$: US dollar
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1971-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson (Weekly Reader Book Club) 0-8407-6172-4   256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
The Preserving Machine and Other Stories 1971-02-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz (Gollancz SF Series (4)) 0-575-00562-9
£1.60?£: UK pound
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Preserving Machine and Other Stories 1972-02-00 Philip K. Dick The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 178   252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Preserving Machine and Other Stories 1972-11-00 Philip K. Dick Pan Books 0-330-23363-7
£0.35?£: UK pound
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 Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1973-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6172-4   256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
Menschen und andere Ungeheuer 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3378) 3-453-30255-9
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
157
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 C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 8139
$0.95?$: US dollar
251
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 8139
$1.25?$: US dollar
251
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
The Preserving Machine 1976-11-00 Philip K. Dick Ace Books 67801
$1.95?$: US dollar
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 David Schleinkofer Checkmark
Sirius, #6 1976-12-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 10?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
148
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.
mag Checkmark
The Preserving Machine and Other Stories 1977-00-00 Philip K. Dick Pan Books 0-330-23363-7
£0.70?£: UK pound
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 Checkmark
Univers 12 1978-02-20 ed.
Yves Frémion?Yves Fremion
J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #815) 2-277-11815-X   157
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 Enki Bilal 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
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
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
$19.95?$: US dollar
ix+
261
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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
$15.95?$: US dollar
ix+
261
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 Richard Hendel 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
The Preserving Machine 1987-10-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-06938-0
£3.50?£: UK pound
413
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
Le grand O 1988-05-00 Philip K. Dick
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#471)
2-207-30471-X   214
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  
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
A Máquina Preservadora, 1º volume 1989-00-00 Philip K. Dick Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #387)     217
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 A. Pedro  
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  
Und jenseits — das Wobb 1998-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans 3-251-20275-8
DM 36.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
363
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
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
Human Is? 2007-03-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-0-575-08034-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
438
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 Sue Michniewicz  
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  
Human Is? 2008-09-18 Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-08583-1
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Sue Michniewicz  
The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Vol. 1 2008-11-01 Philip K. Dick Blackstone Audiobooks 978-1-4332-2822-3    
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
coll  
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  
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  
Human Is? date unknown Philip K. Dick Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-08034-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
438
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 Sue Michniewicz Checkmark
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