Short stories by Philip K. Dick

Listing 7 stories.

Three US time travelers in a Cold War alternative history get stuck in a time loop and decide to kill themselves to escape it. Unbeknownst to two of them, the attempt to cause their own demise will doom them to the time loop forever.

Mrs. Berthelson is the only human that can travel through time, so she journeys to a post-apocalyptic Earth where she tries to sell life-saving supplies to the last surviving humans as they are about to escape the planet.

A government official in futuristic all-powerful Communist Vietnam accidentally takes drugs which counteract the drugs poisoning the public water. With his cleared senses, he sees that the Party Leader is not human or machine, but God.

In a future where "Precogs" predict crimes before they happen, allowing for preemptive arrests, the head of the Precrime Division finds himself slated for a future crime and must grapple with issues of fate, free will, and the system he's upheld.

A young human boy goes into the nearby alien city to play with his alien friends after learning from his parents that humans had lost a battle in the war between the two people. There, he gets attacked by his friends and other aliens; he escapes, only to be told by his parents, once he is home, that the war is lost.

Some time in the distant future, a children's toy inspection agency reviews imported alien toys to make sure they are safe for "Terran" children to use. The inspectors play the three imported games and suspect nefarious intentions from the "Ganymedean" toy makers.

In a futuristic intergalactic universe, a middle-aged man bored with his marriage and office job on Earth pays psychiatrists to implant a fake memory of him adventuring to Mars.