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By Philip K. Dick

Bob Arctor is a broker of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and finally bust him. to take action, Fred takes at the id of a drug broker named Bob Arctor. and because Substance D--which Arctor takes in large doses--gradually splits the user's mind into special, combative entities, Fred doesn't become aware of he's narcing on himself.

Caustically humorous, eerily exact in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the jogging brain-dead, Philip okay. Dick's industrial-grade pressure try out of id is as unnerving because it is spell binding.

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A quiet hand that he at once responded to. ” “I’m tired,” he said. “I was up two nights and two days counting bugs. Counting them and putting them in bottles. And finally when we crashed and got up and got ready the next morning to put the bottles in the car, to take to the doctor to show him, there was nothing in the bottles. ” He could feel the shaking now himself, and see it in his hands, on the wheel, the shaking hands on the steering wheel, at twenty miles an hour. “Every fucking one,” he said.

He was talking to nitwits. Mental simps. It had to be put in the same way it had been put in first grade: A is for Apple and the Apple is Round. “D,” he said aloud to his audience, “is for Substance D. Which is for Dumbness and Despair and Desertion, the desertion of your friends from you, you from them, everyone from everyone, isolation and loneliness and hating and suspecting each other. D,” he said then, “is finally Death. Slow Death, we—” He halted. ” His voice rasped and faltered. “As you probably know.

At the corner people had halted for the sign to say WALK instead of DON’T WALK; cars were making wild left turns. But the girl continued on, fast but with dignity, threading her path among the nut-o cars. The drivers glared at her with indignation. She didn’t appear to notice. ” When the sign flashed WALK he hurried across after her and caught up with her. She declined to run but merely walked rapidly. ” he said. He managed to get in front of her to examine her face. “No,” she said. ” She came toward him, directly at him; he retreated backward, because she held a short knife pointed at his stomach.

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