Title: Our Friends from Frolix 8
Publisher: Ace, New York
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
First printing with code "B3" on page 184. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. This is the first hardcover edition of Philip K. Dick's Friends From Frolix 8, a fascinating and imaginative tale about Nick Appleton, a menial laborer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. From the author whose work was the basis of Blade Runner and Total Recall. No dj. Red cloth boards, all corners bumped, bump to spine, top page edges lightly soiled. Pages bright and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 1000605
Synopsis: In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn?t wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the farthest reaches of space. And he?s brought help: a giant, indestructible alien.
From the Publisher: 'ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL PRACTITIONERS WRITING ANY KIND OF FICTION, PHILIP K. DICK MADE MOST OF THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE SEEM NAVEL-GAZERS IN A CUL-DE-SAC' - Sunday Times
'IF IT IS IDEAS THAT YOU WANT THEN PHILIP K. DICK IS THE AUTHOR READ' - Vector
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