Total Recall [NOOK Book]

Overview

The inspiration for the upcoming film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Len Wiseman. This ebook-only edition of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars,...
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Total Recall

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Overview

The inspiration for the upcoming film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Len Wiseman. This ebook-only edition of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. Originally published as "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544048898
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 95,811
  • File size: 2 MB

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. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film; notably: Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IT IS ONLY 23 PAGES LONG.

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IT IS ONLY 23 PAGES LONG.

    33 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    sorry to put this here where there is supposed to be a review bu

    sorry to put this here where there is supposed to be a review but I HATE
    it when you present something as a nook BOOK and then it is only a short
    story!! Perhaps you should have a different section for short stories..

    25 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Meh...

    This was poorly written but what can i say for only twenty three pages of words. Okay plot not the best not the worst bok out there. Not worth paying for though.

    24 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    A classic science fiction short story....long considered to be o

    A classic science fiction short story....long considered to be one of
    the most memorable stories from a master. However, many folks will
    object to paying a dollar for one very short story. This could have
    been part of a collection of ten Dick classics. And, Barnes and Noble
    should make clear how many pages are in a story. A 60 page story is
    worth more to most readers than a 10 page story.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    23 pages only

    Short stories should be labeled. This should have been free.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    I agree with many of the reviewers here: the number of pages in

    I agree with many of the reviewers here: the number of pages in a book
    should be part of the description. In this economy, people are trying
    to spend their money more wisely. 99¢ for only 23 pages is not a good value.

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Classic PKD

    Great short story, wish it was longer!

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Fun

    Not like the movie - but great imaginative story.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Great&Trippy Story

    Chill out ppl! It clearly states in the description that its short story, PLUS its only 99¿, what didja expect a novel? Anyways, this is an ingenious short story thats been a science fiction classic ever since it was published. Its been made into a movie twice, and is an interesting concept that i suggest reading if you like mind-benders.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Dissappointment

    Only 23 pages, four if which are title pages! Not worth the money for such a short book.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Cute!

    The author could have made a novel out of this story. It was different. If it was more than 23 pages i would buy it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    I have not considered 23 pages a "book" since I was 6

    I have not considered 23 pages a "book" since I was 6 years old.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Great

    It is a great story

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    It dumb

    Uthrv

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Anonamus

    Boo its way to short of a book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Amazing

    Philip K. Dick is an astounding author no matter how long the story is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Really Good, Too Short

    I got really caught up in this great short story... and it suddenly ended. I honestly thought it was a sample untiI I tried to purchase it and realized I had read the entire thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    I like the movie

    I love the arnold swarchinger version more better then philip k d word

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Not like the movies. That is a good thing.

    This short story was the "inspiration" for both movies of the same name, bet you knew that. If you have never heard of what the story was like you may not know that it was nothing like those movies. This short story is a thought provoking read and one I think any science fiction fan will enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Great p k dick

    Fun short story

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