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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 enormous doses--gradually splits the user's mind into targeted, combative entities, Fred doesn't notice he's narcing on himself.

Caustically humorous, eerily actual in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the jogging brain-dead, Philip okay. Dick's industrial-grade tension try of identification is as unnerving because it is mesmerizing.

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D,” he said then, “is finally Death. Slow Death, we—” He halted. ” His voice rasped and faltered. “As you probably know. Slow Death. From the head on down. ” He walked back to his chair and reseated himself. In silence. “You blew it,” his superior the prompter said. “See me in my office when you get back. ” “Yes,” Arctor said. ” They were looking at him as if he had pissed on the stage before their eyes. Although he was not sure just why. Striding to the mike, the Lions Club host said, “Fred asked me in advance of this lecture to make it primarily a question-and-answer forum, with only a short introductory statement by him.

They’re super good. I’ve got them from him before; they’re really not what you usually buy into. Take my word for it—they’re worth it. Actually, I prefer to get them from him rather than from anybody else—when I can. He doesn’t always have them. See, he just took a trip down south, I guess. He just got back. He picked them up himself, so I know they’re good for sure. And you don’t have to pay me in advance. When I get them. Okay? ” “I never front,” he said. ” “Okay,” he said. ” He tried to figure, rapidly, how many he could get; in two days he probably could raise one hundred twenty dollars and get two hundred tabs from her.

Day after tomorrow,” Donna said. “If I can git ahold of this guy. ” Shit, he thought. Day after tomorrow. “No sooner? ” “Oh, Jeez,” he said. ” “They’re super good. I’ve got them from him before; they’re really not what you usually buy into. Take my word for it—they’re worth it. Actually, I prefer to get them from him rather than from anybody else—when I can. He doesn’t always have them. See, he just took a trip down south, I guess. He just got back. He picked them up himself, so I know they’re good for sure.

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