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Orion, May 14, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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PAYCHECK, originally written as a short story by Philip K. Dick and first published in 1953, centres on an electrician who wakes up to discover his employer has erased his memory of the past two years -- as a security measure. When he tries to collect his paycheck, he finds he has previously signed a release replacing the money with a bag of random objects.

Previous film adaptations of Dick's short stories have included the box office smash hits MINORITY REPORT, TOTAL RECALL and BLADE RUNNER, released shortly after Dick died in 1982.

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Hoo-hoo, people must have been pissed when they bought this one, thinking they were getting some novelization of a movie they once half-watched on a plane. Instead they find they've bought (quelle ... Read full review

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Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago, but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub', in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle; Time Out of Joint; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Several of his stories and novels have been made into major Hollywood movies.

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