Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Skull

Today an early story by the legendary PKD and some pseudo-science courtesy of editor John W. Campbell, Jr. which anticipates the later work of Fortean author W. Raymond Drake.

"The Skull" by Philip K. Dick

"Conger agreed to kill a stranger he had never seen. But he would make no mistakes because he had the stranger's skull under his arm."

"The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel" by Arthur W. Orton

'Ezekiel, they say, "saw de wheel"—but he saw somewhat more than that. And Orton suggests that what he saw made perfectly good sense ... to the understanding!'

EDIT: I made Orton sound too original; his article just revisits ideas already popularized in Morris K. Jessup's book UFOs and the Bible (1956).

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