1st Br & 1st HC. Pages beginning to tan as usual, o/w Fine in Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 106918
Synopsis: On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including a fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, a First Lady who calls all the shots, and the world’s last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien. In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.
From the Inside Flap: Set in the middle of the twenty-first century, The Simulacra is the story of an America where the whole government is a fraud and the President is an android. Against this backdrop Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist, is struggling to practice in a world full of the maladjusted. Ian Duncan is desperately in love with the first lady, Nicole Thibideaux, who he has never met. Richard Kongrosian refuses to see anyone because he is convinced his body odor is lethal. And the fascistic Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government. With wonderful aplomb, Philip K. Dick brings this story to a crashing conclusion and in classic fashion shows there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.
Title: The Simulacra
Publisher: Eyre & Methuen
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st British Ed, 1st Hardcover Ed.
Book Description Eyre & Methuen. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0413377504 British first edition, first printing. Published in 1977. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is unpriced. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. Pages lightly browning. NO remainder mark. Seller Inventory # SKU1007015
Book Description Eyre Methuen Ltd., London, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Chris Moore (illustrator). First Edition 1st Printing. BOOK: Light Scrape on Front Cover; Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Light Moisture Damage (Staining); In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. SELLER'S NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL (NON CANADA OR USA) BUYERS: Additional shipping charges will be required and requested during the purchase process of this title. SYNOPSIS: Earth in the twenty-first century was a shifting, shadowy and dangerous world. Most people were content merely to survive, and to grab what little pleasure they could. But there were others who cunningly played the game of world mastery. Among them were the outstandingly beautiful woman who had ruled the White House for nearly a century, the world's last practising psychiatrist, a psychokinetic pianist, the time traveller, the "chuppers", and the simulacra. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 000187
Book Description Methuen, London, England, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine Book & Jacket, First Edition UK First Print, Signed, in protective cover , pages lightly toned. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001867
Book Description Eyre Methuen, London, England, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine Book & Jacket, First Edition Hardback, UK First Print toned pages but no clips, tears, chips or owner marks, Signed in protective cover. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001842