Author: Philip K. Dick
Rating: 5/5 (A most excellent short story)
Last Read: December 2014
Who Should Read: Sci-fi fans, short story fans, Total Recall movie fans
Fans of the movie Total Recall may not realize that it is based on a short story by the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. This book is actually just a single short-story publication of "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," the work that inspired the movie.
This story is included in the collection Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick. That collection contains some of the best stories written throughout his career.
Was this the answer? After all, an illusion, no matter how convincing, remained nothing more than an illusion. At least objectively. But subjectively—quite the opposite entirely.
“You’re not accepting second best. The actual memory, with all its vagueness, omissions, and ellipses, not to say distortions—that’s second best.”
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