21 Mar 2011

adjustment team by philip k. dick (1954)

after seeing the adjustment bureau (which is great) at the cinema, i went on research for background of the story and here it is: philip k. dick's short-story adjustment team (20 pages):

ed fletcher's bureau lies in sector t137, an area that has to be adjusted today. at 8.15 am the dog should have summoned an incident, which should have got ed earlier to his job, so that he could have been adjusted too. but the dog missed the right time... now ed is late and he stumbles right into the middle of the adjustment.

dick was a big sci-fi-author, he wrote for example the novel ubik, upon which the movie vanilla sky is based (there is also a spanish version, abre los ojos, which apparently is even better...)

you can download the story free on kindle or as pdf.-file (if you don't mind some serious tipping-errors and 2 pages missing).

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  1. I'm a little nonny mouse who came here looking for the short story. However, I'm afraid of the two missing pages. :) Be well!

  2. Hola. Just a few words, when you say "there is a Spanish version of Vanilla Sky" you're completely wrong, as Abre Los Ojos came out well before the American remake. That is all. Gracias.

  3. sry for the confusion, i'm well aware that abre los ojos it the original movie, but it's based on philip k. dick's ubik anyway ;-) but thanks for sharing

  4. I just saw 'The Adjustment Bureau' the other day, actually, I've seen it a couple times now, and really enjoyed it. After looking up Philip K. Dick online, I think I've found my new writing idol. I was trying to find any of his stuff for free online, just to start reading it as quickly as possible, and wanted to thank you for providing a link to his short story 'The Adjustment Team'. I think the missing two pages is too much for me though, and I'm gonna be checking him out at my library so that I can read his other works too. Anyways, just wanted to say thanks and I'll be checking out the rest of your site.

  5. @mmhinge
    i know i really love philip k. dick, i just bought ubik and can't wait start reading it!!
    glad that i could help you =)

  6. how can i download freely this novel ?

    1. Pantomime Horse05/02/2012, 05:16

      The full text is at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Adjustment_Team. You can download this public domain (US PD) story as a PDF if I recall correctly or copy the text and paste it into a word processing document and save it that way.

  7. dear sarm ali

    you can get the pdf here:

    but 2pages are missing...


  8. i was here;)

  9. "Adjustment Team" and some other U.S. public domain stories by PKD are available from Wikisource. It's a sister project of Wikipedia. See Philip Kindred Dick at Wikisource, the free online library


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