This post is a follow up to my “Philip K. Dick’s PUBLIC DOMAIN short stories, novelettes and novellas” post from August 25th, 2011. Since then I have received a number of scanned photocopies from the U.S. Copyright Office. These scans should be of great interest in the hunt for all of Philip K. Dick’s PUBLIC DOMAIN short stories. They show a number of anomalies and errors that bear upon the copyright status of many of Dick’s short stories, novellas and novelettes published between 1952 and 1963.
Stories that are referenced in the scans are noted above each image. I take the “RE” prefix to mean RENEWAL, and the “B” prefix is for an original copyright claim. These scans have also been added to the original post stories with the link labelled “COS” for copyright office scan.
RE220675 Page 1 (front):
RE220675 Page 1 (back) Pay For The Printer, A Glass Of Darkness, Vulcan’s Hammer, The Unreconstructed M, Misadjustment:
RE190631 Page 1 (front):
RE190631 Page 1 (back) War Veteran, Captive Market, The Mold Of Yancy, A Surface Raid, The Hood Maker, The Chromium Fence, Psi-Man Heal My Child:
RE190631 Page 2 (front) Nanny, Service Call, Autofac, Minority Report, To Serve The Master, The Father Thing, Foster, You’re Dead, The Golden Man:
RE190631 Page 2 (back) Prominent Author, Progeny, Exhibit Piece, Shell Game, A World Of Talent, James P. Crow, Small Town, Survey Team, Sales Pitch, Time Pawn, Breakfast At Twilight, The Crawlers, Of Withered Apples, Adjustment Team, Meddler:
RE190631 Page 3 (front) Souvenir, The Last Of The Masters, Upon The Dull Earth, Strange Eden, Jon’s World, The Turning Wheel, Human Is:
RE190631 Page 3 (back):
RE115661 Page 1 (front):
RE115661 Page 1 (back)
The Defenders, Mr. Spaceship, Piper In The Woods, Roog, The Infinites, Second Variety, The World She Wanted:
RE115661 Page 2 (front) Colony, The Cookie Lady, Impostor, Martians Come In Clouds, Paycheck, The Preserving Machine, The Cosmic Poachers, Expendable:
RE115661 Page 2 (back) The Indefatigable Frog, The Commuter, Out In The Garden, The Great C, The King Of The Elves, The Trouble With Bubbles,
The Variable Man, The Impossible Planet, Planet For Transients, Some Kinds Of Life, The Builder, The Hanging Stranger, Project Earth, The Eyes Have It, Tony And The Beetles:
B381157 Copyright registration for the November 1952 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction (includes The Little Movement):
B395238 Copyright registration for the February 1953 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction (includes Roog):
RE68555 Page 1 (front) – Copyright renewal for the November 1952 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction (includes The Little Movement):
RE68555 Page 1 (back):
RE68558 Page 1 (front) Copyright renewal for the February 1953 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction (includes Roog):
RE68558 Page 1 (back):
Posted by Jesse Willis
7 thoughts to “Philip K. Dick copyright renewal and registration scans”
The following text from an “anonymous archive uploader” came with the scans posted above:
Time Pawn is listed as having been published in 1954 and yet on the copyright renewal it is listed as 1955. Does anyone know if this is PD or not?
Let me ask you some questions about “Impostor”.
1) Where was the body of a real Olham? On the ground beside ship or inside ship?
First: “It’s a needle-ship, all right. There’s something beside it.”
And “On the ground, bent and twisted in a strange shape, was a grotesque form. It looked
But later: “They were dragging the grotesque remains from the ship.”
2) Is “clearing” a pit or an open space in a forest?
Is this a hole on the hillside? Because: “They stood around in a circle, staring down.”
I find it difficult to understand. People constantly go up and down :)
Thank you in advance.
Still have not responded.
What a pity!
I would have to reread the story, and have not yet done so.
To will be, or not to will be, that is the question :)