Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
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First published in Imagination Jun 1953

Jennings works a two year job at Rethrick construction and agrees to have his memory wiped when the gig is up. He’s able to figure out that Rethrick construction built an illegal time scoop when he receives some odds and ends from the future he had sent himself in the past, and eventually he attempts to blackmail Earl Rethrick into accepting him as a partner in the company.

Not a particularly great story. The 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck is so bad it might actually be good.

Cast of characters

  • Jennings – our protagonist
  • Earl Rethrick – founder of Rethrick construction
  • Kelly McVane – Rethrick construction employee