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<Jan 17, 1953

Jul 1954

A Present For Pat

The Hood Maker

6200 wds

FIRST PUBLICATION

 HISTORY:

   Arriving at the SMLA on the same day as "A Present For Pat" -- Jan 17, 1953 -- "Breakfast At Twilight" found a home at Amazing Stories magazine and was published in July 1954.

    Apparently, while making its rounds, the story was not sent to Galaxy as in a note by Scott Meredith’s sub-agent at the SMLA on the story file it is noted: ". "Don't try Gold, as he doesn't like this kind of yarn, Dick sez" {TTHC263}

    Fairly popular over the years it was selected by both Don Wollheim and Betty Ballantine for their respective PKD collections: THE BOOK OF PKD (1973) and THE BEST OF PKD (1977).

    Philip K. Dick himself said this about the story:

    There you are in your home, and the soldiers smash down the door and tell you you're in the middle of World War III. Something's gone wrong with time. I like to fiddle with the idea of basic categories of reality, such as space and time, breaking down. It's my love of chaos, I suppose.{Levack 84}

    "Breakfast At Twilight" rates


Other Magazine and Anthology appearances.        Click here for Cover Pix: aaaPKDickBooks.jpg (3234 bytes)

1954 Oct   AMAZING, Vol.1 #6, {UK}         
1966 Nov breakfastatTwilite.jpg (18311 bytes) FANTASTIC, mag, ?. Nov 1966  
1973 bookofPKDDAW1973.jpeg (6917 bytes) THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK, DAW, pb, 44, 1973, ?, ? (?)  
1977 THE BEST OF PHILIP K. DICK, Ballantine, pb, 25359, 1977, ?,?(?)  
1987   THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PKD  
1987   AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION STORIES: The Wild Years, 1946-1955, TSR, ?, ?, ? (?) {Ed. Greenberg}  
       

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Collector’s Notes

Ken Lopez: "Breakfast At Twilight" in Amazing Stories, July 1954 (1st). VG. Signed by the author and also by Sam Merwin, Jr. $235

Rudy’s Books: "Breakfast At Twilight" in Amazing Stories, July 1954 (1st). VG-FINE. $12.50

Ebay (Sep 2002): : "Breakfast At Twilight" in Amazing Stories, July 1954 (1st). FINE.0 bids. $5

Massoglia Books: "Breakfast At Twilight" in Amazing Stories, July 1954 (1st). $8


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