Total Recall 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 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."

About Philip K. Dick

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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.
Published June 26, 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 31 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Starburst Magazine

After all, Phillip K Dick never wrote a book called Total Recall and given that he died in 1982, it’s unlikely that he wrote a special tie-in novel for the 1990 movie of the same name, or the forthcoming 2012 remake.

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SF Crow's Nest

It makes for a very different story to the film adaptations and hopefully readers won’t be reduced to playing ‘spot the difference’ between the two as it’s an amazingly engaging story with beautiful pacing.

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Shades of Sentience

‘Total Recall’ is a collection of short works by Philip K.

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Fiction Reviews

Also at the book's end, Gregg Rickman and Paul Williams have researched the original copyright details for each short story, and any alternate titles under which the story appeared elsewhere, as well as short notes on many of the stories culled from Philip Dick's notes and interviews.

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