“The Father-Thing,” Philip K. Dick, 1954

The Father-Thing,” Philip K. Dick, 1954 – A boy’s father is replicated and replaced by a “thing.”

Comments: Read in A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One.  See also Bradbury’s “Zero Hour.”

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.”


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One Response to “The Father-Thing,” Philip K. Dick, 1954

  1. Pingback: “Zero Hour,” Ray Bradbury, 1947 | jennre

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