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Second Variety

Early Stories of Philip K. Dick

by Philip K. Dick Author · Chris Lutkin Narrator


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In Second Variety, UN forces have retreated to a moon base in the aftermath of early Soviet victories in a nuclear conflict. In response, the UN forces developed special robots, called "Claws", which feature spinning blades and rudimentary artificial intelligence. Six years later, the Soviet leadership asks for negotiations to end the war. A UN officer travels back to earth to discover that not only have the Claws learned to replicate themselves, they have also created a much deadlier cyborg that threatens humanity itself. The inspiration for the movie "Screamers".

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Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Early Stories of Philip K. Dick


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Philip K. Dick (Author)

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was a prolific novelist, essayist and short story writer having published approximately 44 novels and 121 short stories. His works have been turned into numerous popular films, including Total Recall, Minority Report, an...

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