En 2054, grâce à l'agence gouvernementale Précrime, le monde est devenu plus sûr : les criminels sont arrêtés et jugés avant d'avoir commis leur forfait.
Mais un jour John Anderton, un agent de Précrime, se retrouve accusé du futur meurtre d'un homme qu'il n'a même jamais rencontré. Pour prouver son innocence, il devra mettre la main sur le rapport minoritaire. Adapté au cinéma par Steven Spielberg, ce texte est suivi de Souvenirs à vendre, porté à l'écran par Paul Verhoeven sous le titre Total Recall. Deux nouvelles qui nous plongent dans l'univers de l'un des écrivains de science-fiction les plus talentueux du XXe siècle.
"The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career." - New York Times It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war--and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.
This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.
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Imagine a future where crimes can be detected before they are committed, and criminals are convicted and sentenced for their crimes before committing them. This is the scenario of Philip K. Dick's classic story, now filmed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise.
Science fictionNew editions of these classic science fiction novels from the cult author. The latest film release based on one of his stories will be Radio Free Albemuth released in summer 2008.
Arnie Kott is obsessed by the past; the native Bleekmen, poverty-stricken wanderers, can see into the future; while to Manfred, an autistic boy, time apparently stops. When one of the colonists, Norbert Steiner, commits suicide, the repercussions are startling and bizarre.
Substance D is the most dangerous drug on the market. It destroys the link between the brain's two hemispheres, leading eventually to irreversible brain damage. Undercover narcotics agent Bob Arctor is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but is soon as dependent as the other addicts.
Jack Isidore is a 'crap artist', a collector of crackpot ideas and worthless objects. His beliefs make him a man apparently unsuited for real life and so his sister, an edgy and aggressive woman, and his brother-in-law, a crass and foul-mouthed businessman, feel compelled to rescue him from it. But, observed through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Fay and Charley Hume are seen to be just as obsessed as Jack. Their obsessions may be a little more acceptable than Jack's but they are uglier. And, in the end and thanks to Jack's intervention, theirs lead to tragedy ...
Science fictionA new edition of the classic sci-fi novel, to tie in with a new film. Dick was the master of philosophical sci-fi, and many of his books have been adapted into successful films, including Bladerunner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. The film is due out in June, and will star Alanis Morrissette.