Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
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First published in Fantasy & Science Fiction 1953

“Roog” was Dick’s first short story sale published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1953.

Boris the dog tries in vain to alert his owners to the threat of the roogs, which after a bit of misdirection turn out to be garbage men.

Cast of characters

  • Boris the dog
  • Alf Cardossi – Boris’s owner