A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

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 mammoth doses--gradually splits the user's mind into detailed, 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 pressure try out of id is as unnerving because it is captivating.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Scanner Darkly PDF

Best science fiction books

Death Into Life

Dying into lifestyles is a 1946 novel through Olaf Stapledon. now not strictly technology fiction (the style into which Stapledon's works tend to be classified), the unconventional is defined as "an inventive remedy of the matter of survival after death". It offers essentially with the soul of a rear gunner who's killed in global warfare II, and who reveals himself surviving his obvious loss of life - first as a part of a spirit bomber-crew, then as a part of the spirits who have been killed within the conflict, etc until eventually eventually his soul turns into a part of a 'cosmical spirit'.

Star Trek: The Riddled Post (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 9)

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS
The dilithium mining outpost on BorSitu Minor is an understaffed, dull, unspectacular position choked with miners, engineers, and scientists who've by no means performed damage to somebody, nor have they got something of value.
Yet the outpost has been devastated through a brutal attack, with just about all fingers misplaced -- and the survivors do not know what attacked them. Worse, the assault weapon seems to be to have the facility to penetrate the outpost's robust shields. That has the team of the U. S. S. da Vinci fearful, because it may possibly simply as simply spoil a starship!
Now the S. C. E. workforce, led through Commander Sonya Gomez, needs to discover the reality in the back of what ravaged the outpost, and desire that somebody hasn't unleashed a weapon that can ruin all of them!

Star Trek: Buying Time (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 32)

An research right into a chroniton disturbance leads the da Vinci to a time-travelling Ferengi named Lant -- person who goes to the previous for you to "speculate" and make a fortune. Now Commander Gomez, Lt. Commander Tev, Lt. Commander Corsi, and Cultural expert Abramowitz of the S. C. E.

Look to Windward (Culture, Book 7)

The dual Novae conflict have been one of many final of the Idiran warfare, and some of the most awful: eager to steer clear of their inevitable defeat, the Idirans had prompted no longer one yet suns to blow up, snuffing out worlds and biospheres teeming with sentient existence. They have been assaults of great percentage -- gigadeathcrimes.

Additional resources for A Scanner Darkly

Example text

A girl walked along now that made him take notice. Black hair, pretty, cruising slow; she wore an open midriff blouse and denim white pants washed a lot. Hey, I know her, he thought. That’s Bob Arctor’s girl. That’s Donna. He pushed open the car door and stepped out. The girl eyed him and continued on. He followed. Thinks I’m fixing to grab-ass, he thought as he snaked among the people. How easily she gained speed; he could barely see her now as she glanced back. A firm, calm face … He saw large eyes that appraised him.

Should he give the dog away for the dog’s own comfort? No, he decided: the dog was now, inadvertently, infected, and would carry the bugs with him everywhere. Sometimes he stood in the shower with the dog, trying to wash the dog clean too. He had no more success with him than he did with himself. It hurt to feel the dog suffer; he never stopped trying to help him. In some respect this was the worst part, the suffering of the animal, who could not complain. ” his buddy Charles Freck asked one time, coming in during this.

But in practice the cost was out of reach. Also, those who had invented it and were making it available sold it too cheaply for effective competition. And the wide distribution suggested that even though a sole source existed, it had a diversified layout, probably a series of labs in several key areas, perhaps one near each major urban drug-using spot in North America and Europe. Why none of these had been found was a mystery; but the implication was, both publicly and no doubt under official wraps, that the S.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 20 votes