Recall Mechanism/Adrian Bourne
RECALL MECHANISM


TTHC  391   : Manuscript  received at SMLA May 2, 1958                                  

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Dear Bill:

My agent Scott Meredith has relayed to me your request for a rewrite on my story RECALL MECHANISM.
The story is a good one, and I am proud of it. When a rewrite improves the story I'm glad to perform it. I welcome suggestions that help a story. In this case, however, the rewrite would turn a good yarn into a cornball nothing.
With great pride, and a sense of my responsibility to writers in general, to my own ethics, and to science-fiction readers, I refuse.
I have informed Scott, and I assume he'll be looking for the MS back.

Cordially,

Philip K. Dick

{PKD> Bill Hamling, Editor Imagination, Sep 2, 1955}



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