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Second Variety By Philip K. Dick
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"Second Variety" is an influential short story by Philip K. Dick first published in Space Science Fiction magazine, in May 1953. A nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the West has... More > reduced much of the world to a barren wasteland. The war continues however among the scattered remains of humanity. The Western forces have recently developed "claws", which are autonomous self-replicating robots to fight on their side. It is one of Dick's many stories in which nuclear war has rendered the Earth's surface uninhabitable. The short story "Jon's World" (1954) revisited the claw-infested world of "Second Variety". The story was adapted to the movie Screamers in 1995.< Less
Second Variety By Philip K. Dick
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"Second Variety" is a short story by Philip K. Dick first published in Space Science Fiction magazine, in May 1953. A nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the West has reduced much of... More > the world to a barren wasteland. The war continues, however, among the scattered remains of humanity. The Western forces have developed "claws", which are autonomous self-replicating robots to fight on their side. It is one of Dick's many stories in which nuclear war has rendered the Earth's surface uninhabitable. The story was adapted into the movie Screamers in 1995.The short story "Jon's World" written in 1954 revisited the claw-infested world of "Second Variety". "Second Variety" occurs in the aftermath of an extensive nuclear war between the Soviet Union (sometimes referred to as Russia) and the United Nations. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Variety Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Second Variety By Philip K. Dick
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"Second Variety" is an influential short story by Philip K. Dick. A nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the West has reduced much of the world to a barren wasteland. The war continues... More > however among the scattered remains of humanity. The Western forces have recently developed "claws", which are autonomous self-replicating robots to fight on their side. It is one of Dick's many stories in which nuclear war has rendered the Earth's surface uninhabitable. Reviewing the story, critic Zack Handlen wrote, "'Second Variety' is grim, violent, and suspenseful. There’s enough characterization to keep the protagonists from being indistinguishable, but not much beyond that. While most of the twists are easy to spot once you discover the main plot—basically [an] 'Are you or aren’t you a machine' deal—they still have an impact, and Dick makes his point quite clearly.< Less
Second Variety By Philip K. Dick
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Early victories by the USSR in a global nuclear war cause the United Nations government to retreat to the moon leaving behind troops and fierce autonomous robots called “Claws”, which... More > reproduce and redesign themselves in unmanned subterranean factories. After six bloody years of conflict the Soviets call for an urgent conference and UN Major Joseph Hendricks sets out to meet them. Along the way he will discover what the Claws have been up to, and it isn’t good…< Less
A Variety of Times By Tony Bellows
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A selection of poems on a wide variety of subjects, written during 2013. Illustrated.
Varieties of Perpetuation By Andrea Gill
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This is a collection of works thats were exhibited in a group show, called, Varieties of Perpetuation. The current social and historical shifts occurring within our society contextualize the... More > exhibition, Varieties of Perpetuation. This collective body of work sounds out against ideas and structures that represent social, biological, and cultural ideas that seem to have continued indefinitely.< Less
Biblical Variety By Louis Rushmore
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26 short religious articles touching a variety of aspects of life. Discussion questions following each lesson. Easy reading. 80 pages.
Biblical Variety By Louis Rushmore
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26 short religious articles touching a variety of aspects of life. Discussion questions following each lesson. Easy reading. 80 pages.
Varieties of Psychism By J. I Wedgwood
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A useful book on the different types of psychic faculties, their reliability and ways of communicating with spirit. CONTENTS Varieties of Psychism Chapter 1 Lower and Higher Psychism Chapter 2... More > The Lower Psychism Chapter 3 The Higher Psychism Chapter 4 The Psychology of Psychics Chapter 5 The Value of Psychism< Less
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