First published in 1966 (WE CAN REMEMBER IT WHOLESALE), this classic Sci Fi novel was first adapted for the big screen in 1990 under the name Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Philip K Dick's classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they've been on incredible adventures.
The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain.
Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth...
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, TIME OUT OF JOINT, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID.