Philip K. Dick - The Defenders FLAC album
The Defenders" is a 1953 science fiction short story by American author Philip K. Dick, and the basis for Dick's 1964 novel The Penultimate Truth. Eight years ago a nuclear war began between the United States and the Soviet Union. Within months all American survivors evacuated to gigantic bunkers miles under ground.
an animated analysis) The Ward Tales Theatre presents The story of "The Defenders," by Philip K. Dick, and an essay by Weird Ward.
Электронная книга "The Defenders: Short Story", Philip K. Dick
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In 1953 Philip K Dick had figured out the thrust of his stories - questioning reality. Americans lived underground and only the robot Leadys could venture out into the wasteland resulting in nuclear Armageddon. Presumably surviving Russians were in the same situation, but killing the remaining Russians was the only real important thing. Trying to find the progress of the war, Taylor witnesses the interrogation of a Leady who claims that new weapons keep the surface unsafe. He doesn't believe it In 1953 Philip K Dick had figured out the thrust of his stories - questioning reality. The Defenders is probably the crown jewel of PKD's short stories. It's entertaining, fascinating, and thought provoking. Like most of his short stories, it is a testament against war (the Cold War, specifically), but this particular novel takes it to a new level.
The terrible destruction of total nuclear war between the Western and Eastern Blocks has succeeded in sterilizing the surface of the earth. No living creature can now exist there and all humans on both sides, have fled to the hives built miles below the surface where they constantly work to produce the war materials necessary to carry on the battle. For 8 years now, the actual fighting between these super powers has been conducted by robots known as Ledeys since only they can sustain the terrible levels of radiation caused by the constant bombardment
The bibliography of Philip K. Dick includes 44 novels, 121 short stories, and 14 short story collections published by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) during his lifetime. At the time of his death, Dick's work was generally known to only science fiction readers, and many of his novels and short stories were out of print.
Home Philip K. Dick The Defenders. Read and Save any Text online. No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war-perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves!
No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war-perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves! Taylor sat back in his chair reading the morning newspaper. The warm kitchen and the smell of coffee blended with the comfort of not having to go to work. This was his Rest Period, the first for a long time, and he was glad of it. He folded the second section back, sighing with contentment. Return to the Philip K. Dick Home Page, o. .Read the next short story; The Eyes Have It.
The Defenders" is one of several Philip K. Dick stories to be expanded into a novel. The story was first published in the January 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war - perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves! "They pasted Moscow again last night. Taylor nodded his head in approval. Gave it a real pounding. One of those R-H bombs.
- Coordinator [Meta-/Cataloging] – Phil Chenevert
- Cover, Design – Kathryn Delaney
- Cover, Illustration – EMSH*
- Liner Notes [Summary By] – Phil Chenevert
- Read By, Recorded By – Phil Chenevert
- Supervised By [Dedicated Proof-Listener] – DaveC
NotesScience-fiction story, read in English language.
Total running time: 59:44
Recording of a public-domain text
Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal
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