- File Size: 174 KB
- Print Length: 47 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UJKI0Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,675 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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In "Second Variety," a PKD post-apocalyptic tale, the world has been destroyed in a nuclear war. Humanity has been relegated to bunkers. But that doesn't stop the fighting. The brilliant Americans have invented "claws," robots capable of roaming and killing the Russians. Of course, the claws evolve on their own and so-called varieties, the "Davids" and "Wounded Soldiers," trojan horses in human skin, conjure images congruent with Terminator and T2. Could this story have served as inspiration to James Cameron? Possibly. The prose is addictive, the world building is frightening and the protagonist, Major Hendricks, is drawn as well as could be in limited space.
The bottom line: I grew goose skin page after page of this tale and couldn't imagine reading it during the Cold War (a time when global nuclear winter was a genuine possibility).
The cold war aspect of this might have become irrelevant, but the military hardware in question is as pertinent as ever.
Overall: a good quick read for the best possible price!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This science fiction still reads well even if some science and cold war aspects are dated.Published 3 months ago by William E. Hammond
Obviously this is an old story which has probably been the basis for dozens of sci-fi films and episodes of popular television shows, so the plot feels a bit tired given how often... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bill
Creepy. Bleak. Highly entertaining. And way ahead of it's time. This is probably my favorite Phillip K. Dick story.Published 5 months ago by a customer in CA
Classic Phillip K. Dick story. My favorite sci fi author. I love the fact that it is free.Published 6 months ago by Todd Crawford
Good story. Never saw the movie(Screamers), but moves at a good pace, and is a quick read.Published 8 months ago by Steve
The apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic genre has been inundated recently with young adult and dystopian themes. Reading Second Variety was very refreshing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dina