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This is the foundation of all. We are not to imagine or suppose, but to discover, what nature does or may be made to do.

—Francis Bacon
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Paycheck

(1953)
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Citadel Press
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 7/10
Amazon: 3.5/5
Goodreads: 3.5/5
Bindings:Compilation
Found in:The Philip K. Dick Reader [1997]
Classifications:SciFi
Synopsis:
Electronic engineer Jennings cannot remember the last two years working for Retherick Construction. His payment is a bag of clues and essential aids for his future quest for the truth: code key, ticket stub, receipt, wire, half a poker chip, green cloth scrap, and bus token. The Special Police pursue, and he is on the run for his life.
Reaction:
Once again, Philip K. Dick brings up some very interesting, fascinating ideas. Good story, though the movie makes it more exciting.
Trivia:
This story was turned into a motion picture starring Ben Affleck.