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Mr Spaceship

Mr Spaceship

(1953)
(A book in the Memo Book series)
A Novella by

 
"Mr. Spaceship" is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1953 in Imagination, and later in The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick.

The story is set in the distant future, where humanity is at war with "Yuks", an alien life form which doesn't use mechanical spaceships nor constructions. Instead, it relies on life forms. The war has been going on for a long time, and humanity hasn't been able to come up with a solution against the life-form based ships and mines that the Yuks use. One day, a team of researchers led by Philip Kramer decide to build a spaceship which is powered by a human brain. They find the ideal candidate, Kramer's old professor, a dying man who volunteers to donate his brain to the project.

The spaceship is built and on the first test run into outer space, the team discovers that the professor made some changes to the ship, giving him - or rather, his brain - full control over the ship. Sensing trouble, the team flees the ship, leaving the empty ship, piloted by the professor, into outer space. Later, the spaceship returns and kidnaps Kramer and his wife, and on board the ship, the professor's brain informs them that they'll be looking for a new planet to colonize, to start over, as the professor sees no hope in humanity and what it has become - a species which desires, above all else, war.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4638-9680-8 / 978-1-4638-9680-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Dick Philip K
ISBN: 1-318-93768-X / 978-1-318-93768-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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January 2016 : Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-5237-0345-8 / 978-1-5237-0345-6
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2015 : Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship.
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-5229-9077-1 / 978-1-5229-9077-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4733-0560-8 / 978-1-4733-0560-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Moran Press
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July 2015 : Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-5150-9590-8 / 978-1-5150-9590-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-63384-761-6 / 978-1-63384-761-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Positronic Publishing
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4975-4697-4 / 978-1-4975-4697-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship (The Memo Book Series) (Volume 19)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4954-0514-1 / 978-1-4954-0514-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship (Echo Editions) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-9830081-5-9 / 978-0-9830081-5-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brown Griffin LLC
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4800-4657-4 / 978-1-4800-4657-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4679-0478-3 / 978-1-4679-0478-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-60664-442-4 / 978-1-60664-442-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Spaceship: A Short Science Fiction Novel by Philip K. Dick
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4528-9710-7 / 978-1-4528-9710-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-77666-066-8 / 978-1-77666-066-7 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Listen2aBook.com
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Listen2aBook.com
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks LLC
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K , 1928-1982 Dick
Publisher: HardPress
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January 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Chasma Press
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January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Moran Press
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December 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship (Classics To Go)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
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August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: OTB eBook publishing
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March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Positronic Publishing
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December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Some Good Press
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June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr Spaceship (Illustrated)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Running Press
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May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Start Classics
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December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mr. Spaceship: Short Story
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
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