The Hanging Stranger is one of the first short stories written by Philip K. Dick. It was first published in 1953.

Ed Loyce, a store owner, is disturbed when he sees a stranger hanging from a lamppost.

Unbelievably, he seems to be the only one who considers this event horrible.

Has a weird force taken over the world ? And what can Ed do about it ?

This short story was adapted into an episode of the 2017 television series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, entitled "Kill All Others".
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