LibriVox recording of MR. SPACESHIP, by PHILIP K. DICK
Read by Phil Chenevert
The war with the Yucks from Proxima Centauri was claimed to be a stalemate but they were really winning. The mine belts they laid seemed to propagate themselves and were slowly strangling Terran planets. How did they do that? What was their secret? The answer was baffling and the best human minds could only conclude that their ships and mines were somehow alive. So, the next desperate step was to ask "If they are using organic ships, why can't we do the same?". Thus Mr. Spaceship was conceived and carried out. But will a conscious warship do what the generals wish? Perhaps and perhaps something entirely surprising! (Summary by Phil Chenevert)
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August 9, 2012 Subject:
What if spaceships were sentient? And how would science go about making such a spaceship? PKD takes us on a fun ride exploring this perspective.
Reader was excellent.
July 7, 2012 Subject:
I enjoyed this short but satisfying science fiction story. It was read very well.