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Beyond Lies the Wub & The Skull

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

1. 1 - Beyond Lies the Wub
2. 2 - The Skull part 1
3. 3 - The Skull part 2

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Two stories in the inimitable Philip Dick style. What is a Wub? A 400 pound slovenly, fat, ungainly, drooling animal that looks like a cross between a walrus and an enormous hog? Well, yes that is pretty much what he looks like and for 50 cents, a good bargain no matter how he tastes. The hungry spaceship crew expect to find out. Of course the Wub may not entirely agree but it doesn't have much to say about it. The second story, The Skull, is a skilful mesh of time travel, unscrupulous governments, prisoners, and religion. With an assassin thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!



- English

I turned this into a readers theater years ago. My students loved it. I introduced it as, "today, we are going to read about a telepathic space pig."

kathy g

- Beyond lies the Wub & The Skull

Ideas to ponder over , presented with wit and charm , wonderfully read


- beyond lies the Wub & The Skull

Well and thoughtful