The World’s Best English Short Stories – Dick’s The Defenders

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The world’s best English short stories includes Philip K. Dick‘s The Defenders.

After the third world war, the remnants of humanity fled underground to the safety of their pre-prepared cities: entombing themselves safely beneath tons of granite from the radioactive clouds of death that still tore the earth’s surface apart far above them.

And the war continued – by proxy. Intelligent robots – built and designed by clever men – continued the fight over earth’s wasted surface: while their masters watched remotely via electronic sensors, in complete safety.

The fight could thus be continued indefinitely: to its ultimate conclusion. Unless, of course, the robots’ programming was interfered with.

But if that happened…

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Robot combat


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