American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 136: Abortion and Malthus (The Pre-Persons)

March 24, 2019

Philip K. Dick has been writing obliquely about Malthus since some of his earliest stories. In the "Pre-Persons" Dick takes on these issues again, and along the way angered the feminists. Is this story just his response to Roe v. Wade or does it have a more significant place in his argument against gerontocracy?