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The Golden Man: Short Story

Authors: Dick, Philip K.
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
BISAC/Subject: FIC039000
ISBN: 9781443442800, Related ISBNs: 1443442801, 9781443442800
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 25,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

The DCA is a government agency tasked with tracking down humans born with superhuman mutations, all of whom are considered a threat to the continued survival of the human race. But even seasoned veterans of the DCA worry that one day they will encounter a mutant that they cannot best—the mutant who will be the first of an entirely new species that will replace Homo sapiens as the dominant species on the planet.

Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, “Beyond Lies the Wub,” was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including “The Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” “Second Variety” (adapted into the film Screamers) and “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” (adapted into the film Total Recall).

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