Humanity’s Immanent Self-Destruction: Analyzing “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick

Austin Gragg
4 min readJan 29, 2021

Alright super nerds, this is a short response to Philip K. Dick’s 1953 short story, “Second Variety.” I loved this story and thought English students, other writers or editors, and science fiction and fantasy fans might enjoy my thoughts on this classic piece. If you haven’t read it, you can read it for free here! It’s so very worth it, and if you’ve read it in the past or know the gist via wikipedia’s summary, you’ll be able to understand my comments.

Austin Gragg

Austin Gragg is a writer who lives in Independence, Missouri. He is a Contributing Editor at Space & Time, one of genre’s oldest continuous publications.