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It's strange that, no matter which author, it is just smack-in-the-face plain obvious when you come across a piece of science fiction written in the 1950's or early 1960's. The work in that era is loved by sci-fi enthusiasts for a reason. When you read, (or listen to), a piece of science fiction from that period in time, although there is not really anything in specific that defines it, it just seems to jump out at you. I have wondered the exact reason for this phenomenon for many years now and I believe it comes down to the optimism about the future that seems to be hidden in the subtext. Even in stories that are set in bleak, dystopian futures, there is a feeling of excitement regarding the future. I credit this to atomic power becoming known to the public at around that time. No one, even science fiction writers, QUITE knew what to expect from this brand new technology which almost seemed like magic at the time.
Anyways, enough jibber-jabbering by me.
This was a great little story by PKD which actually had a nice wrap-up to end things (unlike many of PKD's other works). 5 bucks for around 40 minutes of entertainment is totally worth it in my opinion.
Grab this one.
8.39 / 10.00
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