Second Variety by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Second Variety by Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Fantasy

by Philip K. Dick


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Across the ground something small and metallic came, flashing in the dull sunlight of mid-day. A metal sphere. It raced up the hill after the Russian, its treads flying. It was small, one of the baby ones. Its claws were out, two razor projections spinning in a blur of white steel. The Russian heard it. He turned instantly, firing. The sphere dissolved into particles. But already a second had emerged and was following the first. The Russian fired again. A third sphere leaped up the Russian's leg, clicking and whirring. It jumped to the shoulder. The spinning blades disappeared into the Russian's throat. Eric relaxed. "Well, that's that. God, those things give me the creeps." The claws were bad enough in the first place -- nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace -- if it could!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463895099
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Philip Kindred Dick (1928 - 1982) was an American writer, who published works mainly belonging to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered states of consciousness. His work reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia and transcendental experiences.

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