Was this the answer? After all, an illusion, no matter how convincing, remained nothing more than an illusion. At least objectively. But subjectively, – Quite the opposite entirely.
Philip K. Dick’s collection of short stories muses on alternative realities centered on one bizarre concept each. All of the stories in this collection are a bit of mind-bending fun! The collection’s namesake is first. It takes the idea that a certain kind of person can accurately predict crimes that happen in the future. But what happens when the chief of the department is implicated? The next two stories pretend that technology creates the ability to modify human memories and are about what impact it would have on an individual or a company. They are fun explorations of the concept of memory and impact of our choices on our future, whether we remember them or not. The first, “”We can remember it for you Wholesale”" is the basis for the Arnold Shwarzenegger sci-fi action movie “”Total Recall”". (The story is nothing like the movie, though, so is not spoiled at all by it.) And the last is “Paycheck.” In it, Dick shows how a bag of junk can be more valuable than a pile of money to a man who has lost his memory. I really enjoyed this story because of its message about perspective.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Minority Report