By Philip K. Dick
Bob Arctor is a broker of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and at last bust him. to take action, Fred takes at the id of a drug broker named Bob Arctor. and because Substance D--which Arctor takes in mammoth doses--gradually splits the user's mind into particular, combative entities, Fred doesn't become aware of he's narcing on himself.
Caustically humorous, eerily actual in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the strolling brain-dead, Philip ok. Dick's industrial-grade rigidity try of id is as unnerving because it is enchanting.
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Then when he saw how Baldur looked at him, he regretted his choice of words. 2 Turning their backs on the central valley of the Einar, the two men trudged along on the road pointed out by Baldur. It led them through a countryside of pastures, orchards, and fields, with modest farmhouses visible from time to time. The trees were barren of leaves, awaiting the coming winter, the fields lifeless under dead stubble. Hal's experienced eye could find no signs of the devastation of recent warfare. As they walked, Baldur described his home—the modest, simple house owned by his mother, evidently a minor landowner of some kind.
I see. " "One more thing I must tell you, Haraldur. " "It's remarkable how those things work, sometimes," Hal acknowledged diplomatically. By now they were strolling together back toward the house.
There had certainly been a copious flow of blood, but it had stopped some time ago. The wound itself was quite invisible under thick hair and clots. The northman renewed his efforts to be soothing. "Looks nasty, all right, but maybe not so bad as it looks. Scalps do tend to bleed a lot. " This soothing attitude was not exactly welcome. " the youth choked out. Baldur's teeth were bared now in a kind of snarl. " "I see," replied Haraldur in a neutral voice. "If you say so. " He resisted the urge to back away a step, compromising by shifting his stance slightly.
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick