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Mr Spaceship
     

Mr Spaceship

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by Philip K. Dick
 

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Kramer leaned back. �You can see the situation. How can we deal with a factor like this? The perfect variable.�
�Perfect? Prediction should still be possible. A living thing still acts from necessity, the same as inanimate material. But the cause-effect chain is more subtle; there are more factors to be considered. The difference is quantitative, I think. The

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Kramer leaned back. �You can see the situation. How can we deal with a factor like this? The perfect variable.�
�Perfect? Prediction should still be possible. A living thing still acts from necessity, the same as inanimate material. But the cause-effect chain is more subtle; there are more factors to be considered. The difference is quantitative, I think. The reaction of the living organism parallels natural causation, but with greater complexity.�
Gross and Kramer looked up at the board plates, suspended on the wall, still dripping, the images hardening into place. Kramer traced a line with his pencil.
�See that? It�s a pseudopodium. They�re alive, and so far, a weapon we can�t beat. No mechanical system can compete with that, simple or intricate. We�ll have to scrap the Johnson Control and find something else.�
�Meanwhile the war continues as it is. Stalemate. Checkmate. They can�t get to us, and we can�t get through their living minefield.�
Kramer nodded. �It�s a perfect defense, for them. But there still might be one answer.�
�What�s that?�

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149655113
Publisher:
Starling and Black
Publication date:
08/06/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
31 KB

Meet the Author

Over a writing career that spanned three decades, Philip K. Dick (1928¿1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Many of his books and short stories have been adapted into movies, notably Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report,and A Scanner Darkly.The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Mr. Spaceship 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About very very handicap children who were used as living computers etc in space ships and to run space stations they were partnered with humans in a symbotic relationship and if either one died or destroyed was problems
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I hate u being so smartXP