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The Defenders

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Description

"The Defenders" is a 1953 science fiction short story by American author Philip K. Dick, and the basis for Dick's 1964 novel The Penultimate Truth. It is one of several of his short stories to be expanded into a novel. The short story was first published in the January 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction.

Customer Reviews

Preemptive Technology

A common thought is that throughout the centuries, even with all our technological change, human being haven't changed that much; at our core human beings are as aggressive as we were at the dawn history. This short story presents an interesting variation on this theme. The writing is succinct and ironic, while the plot is clear and yet intriguing. Great little read. I can see why so many of his short stories have been turned into movies. Sad though that he couldn't enjoy his eventual financial success.

An Eye Opener

The story begins like a question, as it unfolds the answer has been in our heart.

Wonderful!

This is a short story that was engaging and fun! PKD writes well and the story is enjoyable. The best parts are the underlying themes. I'll keep those to myself as to not spoil other's thoughts, but it's a good story to think about.

The Defenders
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jan 01, 1961
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 35 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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