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    Much of the wisdom of one age is the folly of the nextCharles SimmonsTransformers Robots in disguiseTV adIn the ashes of a post atomic war where the U.S.A has been blown off the face of the Earth this was the 1950s, so Putin is blameless for once , a Soviet soldier is headed right towards an American bunker and is attacked from all angles by a colony of murderous spheres who butcher him with robotic efficiency.In this chilling short story, Philip K Dick explores the oft mooted hMuch of the wisdom of one age is the folly of the nextCharles SimmonsTransformers Robots in disguiseTV adIn the ashes of a post atomic war where the U.S.A has been blown off the face of the Earth this was the 1950s, so Putin is blameless for once , a Soviet soldier is headed right towards an American bunker and is attacked from all angles by a colony of murderous spheres who butcher him with robotic efficiency.In this chilling short story, Philip K Dick explores the oft mooted hypothesis th...


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    This is a classic 1953 SF short story, free online at Baen and at Gutenberg.org Review first posted on Fantasy Literature For a classic SF blast from the past, we have Philip K Dick s Second Variety, a gripping tale set in a post apocalyptic world where a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the American bloc has turned the earth into an uninhabitable wasteland The two sides are still fighting, though there is little left to fight over The West, which was losing the war, have develop This is a classic 1953 SF short story, free online at Baen and at Gutenberg.org Review first posted on Fantasy Literature For a classic SF blast from the past, we have Philip K Dick s Second Variety, a gripping tale set in a post apocalyptic world where a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the American bloc has turned the earth into an uninhabitable wasteland The two sides are still fighting, though there is little left to fight over The West, which was losing the war, have developed lethal, self replicating robots that they call claws, spinning spheres of blades that ambush and kill any living thing, except those people carrying radiation emitting tabs that temporarily turn off the robot claws yes, you can tell this was written in the 1950 s The Western forces receive a written message from the Russians, urgently request...


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    Set in a post apocalyptic world, the Russians and the Americans have bombed the globe into a near uninhabitable wasteland They continue to fight, though there isn t much left to scrap over and the Russians are winning until America invents the claws robotic balls of whirling blades that attack and kill any warm blooded being not wearing a particular patch designed to shut them down The tide of the war turns, and the Russians send a message that they want to talk Philip K Dick s narrative is Set in a post apocalyptic world, the Russians and the Americans have bombed the globe into a near uninhabitable wasteland They continue to fight, though there isn t much left to scrap over and the Russians are winning until America invents the claws robotic balls of whirling blades that attack and kill any warm blooded being not wearing a particular patch designed to shut them down The tide of the war turn...


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    It only takes one of them Once the first one gets in it admits the others Hundreds of them, all alike You should have seen them Identical Like antsSecond Variety was first published in 1953, but halt Please stay tuned, this oldie is not mouldy Second Variety, like a lot of PKD s fiction, still holds up well today, which is why they are still being adapted into movies and TV shows However, stylistically Second Variety is a little different from PKD sfamous works like Do AndroidsIt only takes one of them Once the first one gets in it admits the others Hundreds of them, all alike You should have see...


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    An ok short story by Philip K Dick definitely not among his best work It suffers from a overly conventional narrative structure and a predictable twist at the end.


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click hereI hate the damn things I wish we d never invented them If we hadn t invented them, the Ivans would have This conversation between two American soldiers sitting inside their bunker reveils one of the mechanisms leading people to dedicate their creativity and knowledge to the development of weapons that will provedestructive and insidious even than the weapons humanity already knows The paranoiac pattern underlying this way of reasoning reminds you of that used by two young childrI hate the damn things I wish we d never invented them If we hadn t invented them, the Ivans would have This conversation between two American soldiers sitting inside their bunker reveils one of the mechanisms leading people to dedicate their creativity and knowledge to the development of weapons that will provedestructive and insidious even than the weapons humanity already knows The paranoiac pattern underlying this way of reasoning reminds you of that used by two young children sitting in a sandbox and hitting each other, and yet, outside the world of pacifist dreamers, there is a devilish logic behind it.PKD s story Second Variety takes us into a post apocalyptic future in which the Earth, as we know it, no longer exists but has turned into landscapes of ashes and nuclear rabble It all started when the Soviet Union launched a nuclear atta...


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    A Spind Tingling, Post Apocalyptic Novelette The claws were bad enough in the first place nasty, crawling little death robots But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace if it could In Second Variety, a PKD post apocalyptic tale, the world has been destroyed in a nuclear war Humanity has been relegated to bunkers But that doesn t stop the fighting The brilliant Americans have invented claws, robots capable of roaming and killing the Ru A Spind Tingling, Post Apocalyptic Novelette The claws were bad enough in the first place nasty, crawling little death robots But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace if it could In Second Variety, a PKD post apocalyptic tale, the world has been destroyed in a nuclear war Humanity has been relegated to bunkers But that doesn t stop the fighting The brilliant Americans have invented claws, robots capable of roaming and killing the Russians Of course, the claws evolve on their own and so called varieties, the Davids and Wounded Soldiers, trojan horses in human skin, conjure images congruent with Terminator and T2 Could this story have served as inspiration to James Cameron Possibly The prose is...


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    To the 2000 s reader, this story is predictable.It wouldn t be published today.But, in the 1950 s, this was probably mind blowing.Sometimes it s hard to force oneself to read in light of that not so distant past maybe 1700 s France would be easier , but it s worth reading these classics to u...


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    One of the best and scarier books I ve ever read in one hour thirty The second variety.The Soviet s are being soviets and bombing stuff This leading to a too grand scale war where most of humanity gets decimated, and yet it continues, with the Russi...


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    1953


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Second Variety In The Aftermath Of A Devastating Nuclear War Between The United Nations And The Soviet Union, Sophisticated Robots Nicknamed Claws Are Created To Destroy What Remains Of Human Life Left To Their Own Devices, However, The Claws Develop Robots Of Their Own II V, The Second Variety, Remains Unknown To The Few Humans Left On Earth Or Does It Philip K Dick Was An American Science Fiction Novelist, Short Story Writer And Essayist His First Short Story, Beyond Lies The Wub, Was Published Shortly After His High School Graduation Some Of His Most Famous Short Stories Were Adapted For Film, Including The Minority Report, Paycheck, Second Variety Adapted Into The Film Screamers And We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Adapted Into The Film Total Recall.HarperCollins Brings Great Works Of Literature To Life In Digital Format, Upholding The Highest Standards In Ebook Production And Celebrating Reading In All Its Forms Look For Titles In The HarperCollins Short Stories Collection To Build Your Digital Library.