The Crystal Crypt: A Science Fiction Short Story

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The Crystal Crypt is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick first published in the January 1954 edition of Planet Stories. The story is set in the distant future where Earth and Mars are on the verge of war. The last spaceship to leave Mars headed for Earth is stopped and searched by Martian soldiers, who are looking for three saboteurs who destroyed a Martian city. They are not found, and the ship continues towards Earth. On board the space ship, a business man by the name of Thacher meets a young woman and two men, who tell that they are the people sought by the Martians, and proceed to tell Thacher the story of how they did not destroy the Martian city, but used a device to reduce the entire city to fit in a tiny globe, which they smuggled on board the ship. The city is to be used as a bargaining chip against Mars in the upcoming war. Thacher reveals that he is a Martian secret agent, and several of the passengers on board are Martian police.

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Philip Kindred Dick (1928 - 1982) was an American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered states of consciousness. His work reflected his personal interest in metaphysics, theology and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia and transcendental experiences. --Wikipedia

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