“Imposter,” Philip K. Dick, 1953 – Spence Olham is informed that he’s been killed and replaced by an android as part of a plot by the Outspacers to detonate a U-bomb inside enemy lines. He flees and leads his pursuers to the burned wood where he believes the imposter’s ship crashed. There they find (the original?) Olham’s body.
Comments: Passages about the “times” of suspicion, hasty action, fear in a survival situation, and identity. Read in Metal Smile and End of the World.
Author: Wikipedia: “Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works Dick’s thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology.”