Like this page? Click here:
This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then ... explode.

—Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
(Nathan Fillion)
[Serenity]
Back to Book ListEdit Title

What the Dead Men Say

(1964)
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Cistern Press
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 0/10
Goodreads: 3/5
Bindings:Compilation
Found in:The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories [1991]
Classifications:SciFi
Synopsis:
Death is followed by a period of 'half-life', a short amount of time which can be rationed out over long periods in which the dead can be revived - so that, potentially, they can 'live' on for a long time. When attempts to bring back important businessman Louis Sarapis fail, it's clearly more than mere negligence. Sure enough, Sarapis starts speaking from beyond the grave. From outer space, in fact. Yet no-one seems terribly bothered, other than those directly concerned in the plot mechanics. Eventually entire communications networks (phones, TV, radio) are blocked by Sarapis' broadcasts.