Elusive Utopias: Societies as Mechanisms in the Early Fiction of Philip K. Dick
Abrash, "Merritt. Elusive Utopias: Societies as Mechanisms in the Early Fiction of Philip K. Dick." CW -23.]
Covers "up to the mid-1960s," mostly stories featuring "technological wonders and institutional themes" common in the full canon of Dick's work. "Where the state is dominant, innovations in science, technology[,] and organization serve state purposes; where the state is open to challenge, such innovations as easily serve private interests" (-16).