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Our Friends from Frolix 8

Dick, Philip K.

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ISBN 10: 0441644015 / ISBN 13: 9780441644018
Published by Ace, New York, 1971
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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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

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Title: Our Friends from Frolix 8

Publisher: Ace, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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For all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity’s most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In Our Friends From Frolix 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole.

Nick Appleton is a menial laborer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution’s leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a ninety-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order.

Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

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'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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