Total Recall

Total Recall

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544048898
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
438,034
File size:
1 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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Total Recall 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IT IS ONLY 23 PAGES LONG.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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..
Alan_Houston More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short stories should be labeled. This should have been free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not like the movie - but great imaginative story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story, wish it was longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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classic read, leaves me wanting more though.
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Philip K. Dick is an astounding author no matter how long the story is.
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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.