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(Sean Maher)
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Stand-by

(1963)
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Citadel 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:
Jim Briskin, news broadcaster, receives reports from the president, Unicephalon 40-D, that an alien flotilla is 800 astronomical units from Earth is arriving. With his secretary, he discusses how to soften the horrifying report. He finds his answer in another report, on the death of Old Gus Schatz, a sub-President (the one who handles things if Unicephalon breaks down).