It's Twlight Zone - in the 50's. From the pen of one of the greatest science-fiction writers of the 50's, Phillip K. Dick. Three short stories: "The Meddler", "Sales Pitch" and "Strange Eden."
Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have. He arrives at a terrifying, grey, ash world. Ed rushes home and tells his wife, Ruth, who goes back to the office with him. When they return, everything is normal. But he soon realizes people and objects have subtly changed.
"Unknown Gem of a Story"
It's Twlight Zone - in the 50's. From the pen of the famous science-fiction writer, Phillip K. Dick come three stories from distant space: "Progeny," Of Withered Apples," and "Souvenir."
Read by award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti, this short story by Philip K. Dick takes us where the powers of earth had finally exterminated the last of the horrible tribes of mutant freaks spawned by atomic war. Menace to homo sapien supremacy was about ended - but not quite. For out of the countryside, came a great golden, godlike youth whose extraordinary mutant powers, combining the world's oldest and newest methods of survival, promised a new and superior type of mankind.
A war between the Soviet Union and the United States has been going on for years. Americans have resorted to guerrilla warfare, with small contingents operating deep within the enemy-occupied territory. As a desperate measure, they have constructed extremely efficient killer robots called claws that can operate on their own and are capable of repairing themselves and improving on their own design. Be careful what you design. Never make it smarter than yourself.
Lester Herrick, human of the future, he is by our standards rather inhuman. When Lester returns from a trip to Rexor IV a changed man, the divorce is off, and Mrs. Herrick enjoys her wedded bliss until the authorities suspect Lester isn't Lester.
"A Brilliant Short Story By PKD"
What we've suspected is true. They're everywhere around us. Angels, that is, as nine of this generations boldest and most acclaimed fantasy writers tell us in this brilliant collection. At once highly imaginative and intensely spiritual, these stories are performed by top stars of television, film and music, who have themselves explored various areas of paranormal. It's a feast that will leave you infinitively more hopeful and a little less alone.
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.
An army doctor on Earth is puzzled by a soldier who returns from asteroid Y-3 claiming he's a plant. As more men and women on the asteroid claim they're plants, the doctor decides to travel to the asteroid to solve the enigma. During his investigation, he discovers the soldiers believe they have been turned into plants by natives in the asteroid's woods called Pipers. The doctor goes into the woods in search of the Pipers and discovers a strange young woman.
Laurie, a city girl, marries and moves with her husband to Vermont and has an encounter with an apple tree, the only living tree in a dying orchard. The tree is determined to survive - somehow.