The Exit Door Leads In

The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
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First published in Rolling Stone College Papers #1 1979

Dick ham-handedly tries to encourage collegiate freethinking in this tale of Bob Bibleman who is tricked into mandatory acceptance at ‘the College’ and once there ends up in the possession of some documents the head of the College previously stated were top secret.

The College demands the documents back, and Bibleman eventually hands them over, failing the test set up to see if a student would comply or share the documents which could benefit all mankind. He is expelled for doing what he is told instead of thinking for himself and returns to his old, meek existence.

Cast of characters

  • Bob Bibleman – new student at the College
  • Major Casals – head of the College
  • Mary Lorne – a fellow new student at the College