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Rapporto di minoranza e altri racconti

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Il racconto che dà il titolo all'antologia descrive una polizia del futuro che arresta i criminali prima che questi commettano i loro reati. In questi racconti, influenzati dalla repressione maccartista, dall'isteria nucleare, da una forte consapevolezza politica e sociale, Dick si interroga sulla condizione umana, sulla violenza e la repressione esercitata dalle autorità, ...more
Paperback, Immaginario, 220 pages
Published 2002 by Fanucci (first published January 1956)
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Emanuela
Ottima lettura per cominciare il nuovo anno.
L'ho iniziato per "Minority Report" di cui non ho visto il film; provvederò al più presto. Il racconto è splendido con quel finale che mette in discussione le visioni dei precog, correlando le une alle altre con la variabile di conoscenza del soggetto inquisito. Geniale, ma conoscendo la raffinatezza geometrica dell'autore, nemmeno tanto sorprendente.

Degli altri mi è piaciuto molto "La formica elettrica"del 1953, in cui c'è il tema della autocoscienza
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Stephen
4.0 to 4.5 stars. Five really good stories are included in this audio collection.

1. The Minority Report: An excellent story that has some significant differences from the movies version (which I also thought was pretty good)

2. We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: Almost completely different in tone and content than the movie "Total Recall" on which this story is based. I liked the movie, but loved the story.

3. Paycheck: A very good story though not as good as the other two.

4. Second Variety
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Rasheed
The Minority Report (1956) 5/5
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1966) 5/5
Paycheck (1953) 5/5
Second Variety (1953) 4.5/5
The Eyes Have It (1953) 4.5/5
Jay
Five quick short stories, science fiction with an O. Henry twist. Two seem to have double or triple twists, so Dick was perfecting on the O. Henry experience. My favorite of the bunch was "Second Variety", about war robots building better war robots. The combat and war writing felt like other war books I've read, but with the science fiction twist. The others bring up some interesting concepts, especially "The Minority Report", with the absolute prediction of future crimes, allowing them to be s ...more
Andrew Obrigewitsch
This collection of short stories contains Minority Report, Total Recall, Paycheck and Screamers. So it quite a good collection, highly recommended to anyone that even slightly enjoyed just one of those movies. However the stories are different than the movies, quite different in some cases. The funny thing is, this is only the second book of Philip K. Dick's I have read, and the other I didn't enjoy that much. However this turned me into a fan. I can't wait to read more of his books.
Buck Ward
This collection includes:

The Minority Report
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
Paycheck
Second Variety
The Eyes Have It


They made movies of a couple of these: The MInirity Report and Total Recall. The movies were good but a bit different from the stories; Action movies - what would you expect with stars like Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The stories have less action but more irony. Paycheck and Second Variety are similar in nature - with the signature PKD twists. THe Eyes Have It is short
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Amy
I reviewed each of the stories in this collection separately, so this review will just pertain to this collection as a whole. Prior to this, the only other Philip K. Dick story I had read was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, so I wasn't really at all familiar with this author's work. Minority Report and Other Stories covered a nice range of work, from classic sci-fi, to dystopian world building, to Cold War allegory, to Poe-like suspense/horror. This was, I'd say, a good introductory sample ...more
Zeo
Audiobook version contains:
The Minority Report
We Can Remember it for You Wholesale
Paycheck
Second Variety
The Eyes Have It

This is kind of a book of short stories in two acts. It's carried by a question of human control by larger bodies, exploring several possibilities through that. (And PKD is as sexist as I discovered him to be when I first tried reading him years ago with The Dark-Haired Girl, but I was prepared this time!)

The first act is the first three stories, and these focus on memory. The
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Rob
When I originally added these books, it was on Living Social's virtual bookshelf. They didn't seem to have this collection, so I added the titles I could remember as separate entries. I'm simply cleaning them up, since this is what I listened to. Copy/pasting the little bit of (and mostly useless) comments I had on the books.

Overall rating is a 4. I enjoyed most of these stories.

Minority Report

Pretty good short story. Rather different from the movie, which I also enjoyed. I rated this a 4.

Payche
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Jeff
This book consists of 4 short stories. I know science fiction geeks think Dick is one of the greatest in the genre but I’m still not sold. 3 of these stories we’re made into movies; The Minority Report, Paycheck the basis for Total Recall and Second Variety which was the basis of the movie Screamers. The last story in the book, The Eyes Have It was the most uninteresting of the 3 and thankfully it didn’t go any farther than print.

I think I said this after I listened to Blade Runner I’ll say the
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Jen
I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but there is something rather special about Philip K. Dick's writing. He writes Sci Fi in the truest sense, the affect of scientific and technological advances. Much like Charlie Brooker's TV series Black Mirror, these stories give us a glimpse of a near future dystopia where technology turns against us.

The stories adapted for the films Minority Report and Total Recall were much changed but the originals, like Blade Runner vs Do Androids Dream of Electric
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Lavecchiastrega
Vergine della visione del film Minority Report, ho letto "Rapporto di minoranza ed altre storie" con interesse.
Dick è bravo a descrivere mondi fantascientifici, è stato un innovatore nel campo della fantascienza, come nel caso dell'invenzione letteraria dell'androide-replicante, che scopre di esserlo dopo aver vissuto un'intera vita da umano, idea successivamente ampiamente saccheggiata dagli epigoni.

I racconti, scritti negli anni '50-60 presentano numerose intuizioni che poi si sarebbero realiz

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Moira Fogarty
This was a lovely collection of sci-fi short stories from the 1950s and 1960s, three of which have been made into movies and one that has definitely influenced other science fiction giants (e.g. Battlestar Galactica reboot, Terminator, etc).

"The Minority Report" is a nice little paranoia-inducing tale. It's about fear of aging, fear of losing power and significance, of being replaced by a newer model. It's about the struggle for power between authoritarian entities (police, army) and the proble
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Holly Booms Walsh
I had never read anything by this science fiction master, and this collection is made up almost of stories that have been made into major motion pictures, so it seemed a good starting place. Perhaps it is because the stories were written int eh 1950's, but I was distracted by how sexist the writing was. I also felt like there were plot holes, the twists I sometimes saw coming, and some inexplicable character decisions that didn't make sense other than to drive the plot line in a certain directio ...more
Marek
Większość opowiadań w tym zbiorze posłużyło jako pomysł w powstaniu filmów takich jak Raport mniejszości, Pamięć absolutna. Zasadzają się one na problematyce tożsamości oraz identyczności osobowej. Utrata pamięci, modyfikacja wspomnień, konstruowanie swojego „ja”. Dzięki temu jego odpowiadania stanowią źródło intuicji odnośnie tego, czym to owo „ja” jest oraz jak wyglądałby świat, w którym technologia umożliwiłaby nam jego modyfikację.
Nachodzi mnie także myśl, gdyby Lem urodził się w Stanach Zje
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Bebabi34
Rapporto di minoranza (Racconto lungo, The Minority Report, 1957) di Philip Kindred Dick
Traduzione di Paolo Prezzavento

Impostore (Racconto, Impostor, 1953) di Philip Kindred Dick
Traduzione di Paolo Prezzavento

Modello Due (Racconto lungo, Second Variety, 1953) di Philip Kindred Dick
Traduzione di Paolo Prezzavento

Ricordiamo per voi (Racconto, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, 1966) di Philip Kindred Dick
Traduzione di Paolo Prezzavento

La formica elettrica (Racc
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Ben Jones
This short story collection contained: Minority Report, Imposter, Second Variety, War Game, What the Dead Men Say, Oh to be a Blobel, The Electric Ant, Faith of Our Fathers, We can Remember it for You Wholesale.

A fairly decent collection of stories with a good deal of variation to them; certainly a must-read for readers who haven't sampled Philip K Dick's work before.

Not a perfect collection, several weaker tales of his were: Minority Report, The Electric Ant, Faith of Our Fathers, and Wholesa
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Mel
This collection of short stories featured, Minority report, Imposter, Second Variety, War Game, When the dead men say, Oh to be a blobel! The electric ant, Faith of our fathers and We can remember it for you wholesale. Minority report I have to say was much better than the film, much more on the nature of crime and society, and the Tom Cruise character was old, bald and fat! :) Imposter and Secound variety were both brilliant cold war paranoia. Secound variety I think was my favourite story in t ...more
Glen O'Brien
A collection of science fiction short stories from Philip K. Dick under the title of Minority Report, no doubt to cash in on the Spielberg movie of the same name. I had read two of the stories already, the title story and "Second Variety" in another collection of stories called "The Variable Man." Quite a few of Dick's stories, apart from "Minority Report," have been filmed. "We Can Remember it For You Wholesale" became Total Recall, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" became Ridley Scott's Bl ...more
Giacomo Boccardo
Cosa hanno in comune "Minority Report", "Atto di Forza" (Total Recall), "Blade Runner" e "Screamers"? Sono quattro celebri film che hanno segnato (diciamo i primi tre, più che altro) l'immaginario collettivo degli amanti della fantascienza. Ecco, quei film, e più o meno direttamente diversi altri, sono tratti da racconti di questo Philip K. Dick (di cui solo il primo ed il quarto sono presenti in questa piccola antologia). Però sarei pronto a scommettere che pochi lo conoscono. Non saprei perché ...more
Joel
This review and rating are only for the short story "The Minority Report" and not for the entire collection of short stories contained in the book.

I was impressed by the complexity in such a short story. Certainly when an author has the advantages of "precogs" and alternate futures there is a greater source of complexity. However, these elements create their own problems; primarily finding a way to make these alternate realities function as part of the plot rather than outrageous plot devices.

Th
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Léna
Bien que certaines de ces nouvelles se trainent en longueur, j'étais admirative de la vision que Philip K. Dick a du futur. Pour lui, les problèmes de société tels que le racisme, la cupidité ou la guerre feront toujours partie intégrante de l'humanité... et malheureusement, ces problèmes signeront la fin de l'Homme.

- "Rapport minoritaire" propose une réalité utopique et en démontre les failles. On a une fin heureuse et on est content parce qu'on se dit "chouette" mais ce n'est que le début du r
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Sunil
I've been meaning to actually read Philip K. Dick for a while, and I am pretty sure I read "The Minority Report" and "Paycheck" a long time ago, so when I saw the movie cash-in Minority Report and Other Stories (read by Keir Dullea), I figured it was a perfect chance to become more acquainted with Dick.

"The Minority Report" (a.k.a. Minority Report) plays with predetermination and precognition in a fun way by exploring the world of precrime, where murders are stopped before they happen on the bas
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Benjamin
I'm always a little more amused by Philip K. Dick's short stories because it's there that we can see the tension between writing for the sf magazine market and Dick's native weirdness. That is, in nearly all the stories in this short collection, the reader can see some exciting but standard action plot: in "Minority Report," a wrongly accused man tries to clear his name; in "Paycheck," a man hunted by the police needs to solve a riddle while there's still time! ; in "We Can Remember It for You W ...more
Greg
This is a great set of short stories and a good introduction to PKD sci-fi shorts that have been turned into movies:

The Minority Report - inspired the movie Minority Report
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale - inspired the movie Total Recall and maybe Johnny Mnemonic depending on who you ask
Paycheck - inspired the movie Paycheck
Second Variety - inspired the Terminator series, Screamers, and the Battlestart Galactica series (re-imagined) and probably many others. Plot involves robots in a nuclea
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Matteo Pellegrini

Il racconto che dà il titolo all'antologia descrive una polizia del futuro che arresta i criminali prima che questi commettano i loro reati. In questi racconti, influenzati dalla repressione maccartista, dall'isteria nucleare, da una forte consapevolezza politica e sociale, Dick si interroga sulla condizione umana, sulla violenza e la repressione esercitata dalle autorità, sul militarismo e la paranoia, ergendosi a cantore di un'umanità debole e spesso indifesa che è la vera protagonista delle s

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Robb Menlove
An amazing idea, written pretty well. I didn't see the movie, but I'll bet they had fun with it, and by the end, no one really knew what the heck was going on. That dude has got some wacky things going on in his head.

The short story, "The eyes have it," on the other hand, was extremely well written and delightful.
Damian
I feel like Dick puts to good use his personal problems with reality. His stories all feel like an amalgam of crazy things he's really thought or crazy things he's over heard friends or random street people thinking out loud. After a while I get worn out by the stress of living inside his brain children.
David
Incomparable. The work of PKD is timeless and epic. This collection of incredible short stories shine a spotlight on moral truths that remain pertinent today - in some cases 60+ years after the initial publication. No other sci-fi author has that longevity of relevancy.
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