Thursday 23 August 2012


Total Recall
The inspiration for the Columbia Pictures film Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. This ebook only edition of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. Originally published as "We Can Remember it For You Wholesale."
This story is actually called, 'We Can Remember it For You Wholesale'. I've already read it, but wanted to read it a second time.

Douglas Quail can't stop thinking about Mars, but he can't afford to go. That's why he decides to visit Rekal, Incorporated. A place that can give you false memories.

Problem is, when they're about to do the memory implant they find out that Quail has already been to Mars--on a mission. And as soon as he remembers, government agents track him down...

This is an entertaining Sci-fi short story about a man with so many suppressed memories, you start to wonder what's real and what's not. I love that, because it's very PKD. :)

Really enjoyed it (again)!

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