I'm looking for the title and author of a short story.

Set in the future, the main character (a man) lives in a huge city where nothing "real" grow or lives. The other people he meets are androids. His search takes him to the highest and lowest points in the city (via elevator).

Eventually he finds a park full of flowers, trees and grass etc. He's ecstatic, but when he picks a flower he discovers everything is fake. Distraught he tries to commit suicide only to discover that he too is an android.

  • This is a good start, but you could add some more details, take a look at this guide which may help you not only remember some details but add some things you wouldn't have thought were helpful. – Edlothiad Nov 28 '17 at 12:37
  • Sure sounds like Phillip K. Dick but I’m 99% sure it is not. – Todd Wilcox Nov 28 '17 at 13:41
  • I've definitely read this, probably in one of the Year's Best anthologies from the '70s. – Daniel Roseman Nov 29 '17 at 13:50
  • Maaaaybe Simulacron-3? It's been too long to tell. – Weckar E. Nov 29 '17 at 14:05

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