Beyond Lies the Wub
Philip K. Dick

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Narrated By: Mark Turetsky

Duration: 21 minutes

What to expect

Published shortly after his high school graduation, "Beyond Lies the Wub" is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K. Dick.

Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars, purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the human spirit.

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Genre

Science fiction, Anthologies: general, Science fiction, Short stories

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