Dick New York: Citadel Press , pp. The catch is that after two years he would have his memory of those years wiped clear before receiving a substantial salary. He goes to the paymaster, a woman named Kelly, and receives an envelope with assorted trinkets in lieu of payment. These trinkets are: a code key, a ticket stub, a package receipt, a piece of wire, a half of a poker chip, a piece of cloth, and a bus token. Depressed at his loss, he leaves the building.
Dick , written on July 31, and first published in the June issue of Imagination. The story was later made, with various alterations, into the film Paycheck in directed by John Woo and starring Ben Affleck. Jennings, a talented electronic engineer, has accepted a secret contract with Rethrick Construction. The terms of the contract state that he will work for two years on a secret project after which he will have his memory of the time erased and will be paid an inordinate sum. It is implied that this type of working contract has replaced non-disclosure agreements in business and is commonplace.