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This World And Nearer Ones: Essays Exploring The Familiar., Aldiss,  Brian W.
1 Aldiss, Brian W.This World And Nearer Ones: Essays Exploring The Familiar. 10182
Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London. 1979.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
262 pages: includes essays on Philip K. Dick, James Blish, Robert Sheckley, Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut, and Josef Nesvadba.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Kindred Blood In Kensington Gore., Aldiss,  Brian W. (Philip K. Dick)
2 Aldiss, Brian W. (Philip K. Dick)Kindred Blood In Kensington Gore. 07482
Avernus: London. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Short play, subtitled 'Philip K. Dick In The Afterlife: An Imaginary Conversation'. 28-page booklet.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Total Recall., Anthony,  Piers
3 Anthony, PiersTotal Recall. 03082
William Morrow: NY. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novelisation of the film TOTAL RECALL which was itself based on the Philip K. Dick short story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale'.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.

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Atom., Aylett,  Steve
4 Aylett, SteveAtom. 10789
Phoenix House: London. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: published in the US later the same year as a trade paperback only.

''a five-way collaboration between Edward Lear, Ken Kesey, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut and Damon Runton'' (Interzone)


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Homunculus (signed/slipcased)., Blaylock,  James P.
5 Blaylock, James P.Homunculus (signed/slipcased). 04615
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published as an Ace paperback original in 1986. Winner of the 1986 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel. Introduction by Keith Roberts. LIMITED EDITION: 300 numbered slipcased hardcover copies signed by Blaylock, Keith Roberts, and artist Ferret. This issue adds ''A Postscript to Homunculus'' by William Hastings (a Blaylock pseudonym) and ''A Note on Mr. Hastings' Postscript'' by Blaylock (both not present in the trade hardcover).

''his books feature grotesques and eccentrics viewed with whimsical affection. These people often have crotchets and obsessions, and live in mutable worlds subject to curiosities and wonders whose explications -- while sometimes earnestly scientific -- are seen as hopelessly inadequate in the face of their absolute strangeness. The events of his books fall into odd patterns rather than linear plots, though the later works have a stronger narrative drive. HOMUNCULUS, a kind of prequel to The Digging Leviathan, is set in a Dickensian 19th-century London, and likewise features the spirit of scientific or alchemical inquiry, along with space vehicles, zombies and the possibility of immortality through essence of carp'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


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Homunculus., Blaylock,  James P.
6 Blaylock, James P.Homunculus. 12198
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published as an Ace paperback original in 1986. Winner of the 1986 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel. Introduction by Keith Roberts.

''his books feature grotesques and eccentrics viewed with whimsical affection. These people often have crotchets and obsessions, and live in mutable worlds subject to curiosities and wonders whose explications -- while sometimes earnestly scientific -- are seen as hopelessly inadequate in the face of their absolute strangeness. The events of his books fall into odd patterns rather than linear plots, though the later works have a stronger narrative drive. Homunculus, a kind of prequel to The Digging Leviathan, is set in a Dickensian 19th-century London, and likewise features the spirit of scientific or alchemical inquiry, along with space vehicles, zombies and the possibility of immortality through essence of carp'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


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7 Bonanno, Margaret WanderPreternatural. 09076
Tor: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''right up there with some of Philip K. Dick's more paranoid pieces'' (Locus): ''an experimental and quite literary novel that undercuts the cliches of ''first contact'' fiction, very funny and very smart''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publicity material.

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On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles From Science-Fiction Studies., Dick,  Philip K.
8 Dick, Philip K.On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles From Science-Fiction Studies. 41849
Terre De Brume: Rennes, France. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
290 pages: edited by R. D. Mullen, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans and Veronica Hollinger. Note: 40 articles ABOUT Philip K. Dick, not by him. Very uncommon edition.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Turning Wheel And Other Stories., Dick,  Philip K.
9 Dick, Philip K.The Turning Wheel And Other Stories. 37833
Coronet: London. 1977.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Title change: short story collection first published as a paperback original in the US as THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK (Daw 1973).

Page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.

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The Turning Wheel And Other Stories., Dick,  Philip K.
10 Dick, Philip K.The Turning Wheel And Other Stories. 41321
Coronet: London. 1975.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Title change: short story collection first published as a paperback original in the US as THE BOOK OF PHILIP K. DICK (Daw 1973).

Fine (unread) copy.

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Philip K. Dick & The Umbrella of Light., Dick,  Philip K. (by Angus Taylor)
11 Dick, Philip K. (by Angus Taylor)Philip K. Dick & The Umbrella of Light. 28304
T-K Graphics: Baltimore. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial covers.
54 page essay on sf author Philip K. Dick by Angus Taylor. SF author studies 1.

Fine (unread) copy.

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Famous Science Fiction: Tales Of Wonder vol 2 no 3., FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION,  (ed. Robert A W Lowndes)
12 FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION, (ed. Robert A W Lowndes)Famous Science Fiction: Tales Of Wonder vol 2 no 3. 39507
Health Knowledge: NY. 1969 (Spring).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Issue 9 - last of nine issues published 1966-1969.

''US Digest-size magazine, nine issues, Winter 1966 to Spring 1969. One of the reprint magazines edited by Robert A W Lowndes for Health Knowledge Inc, it used material from the pulp magazines of the 1930s plus 16 original short stories including ones by Miriam Allen deFord, Philip K Dick, William F Temple and the first story by Greg D Bear, ''Destroyers'' (Winter 1966/67), which has not been reprinted. The most notable of its reprints was Laurence Manning's The Man Who Awoke series (stories March-August 1933 Wonder Stories; Summer 1967-Summer 1968). To issues 2 to 6 Lowndes contributed a series of editorials, Standards in Science Fiction, later reprinted as Three Faces of Science Fiction (1973)'' (Brian Stableford & Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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Foundation #17., FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),
13 FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),Foundation #17. 24807
1979 (September).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
108 pages: articles, reviews and letters. Includes Philip K. Dick's nine-page ''The Profession Of Science Fiction''.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Foundation #26., FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),
14 FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),Foundation #26. 24813
1982 (October).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
108 pages: articles, reviews and letters. Special Philip K. Dick issue.

Fine (unread) copy.

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Foundation #26.: Special Philip K. Dick Section., FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),
15 FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),Foundation #26.: Special Philip K. Dick Section. 15364
1982.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Special Philip K. Dick section: Brian W. Aldiss on Dick the writer, Peter Nicholls on Dick the man, Philip Strick on Dick and the movies, David Wingrove on Dick's morality and mysticism, Brian Burden on Dick and assassinations. And the usual other articles and reviews.

Almost fine copy with a little fading talong the spine.

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Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
16 Haining, Peter (ed.)Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films. 12774
Severn House: London 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of short stories and self-contained episodes from works which inspired classic sf films, ranging from It Came From Outer Space and Star Trek, to Lawnmower Man and Total Recall: short introduction by the editor. Stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Ward Moore, Robert A. Heinlein and Werner von Braun.

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Blade Runner 2: The Edge Of Human., Jeter,  K. W.
17 Jeter, K. W.Blade Runner 2: The Edge Of Human. 08132
Orion: London. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First of the Philip K. Dick BLADERUNNER movie ''sequels/spin-offs'' written by Jeter.

''picks up the tale of Rick Deckard, the 'blade runner' created by Phillip K. Dick and popularized by Ridley Scott's cult classic film. Consistent with the sordid vision of 21st century Los Angeles crafted by Dick and Scott, Jeter creates a stylish piece of thrilling, futuristic suspense that finds Deckard not only in the role of hunter, but also hunted. Again, Deckard is on the trail of an replicant, not knowing that it may be the most elusive and dangerous android of all''.


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Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night., Jeter,  K. W.
18 Jeter, K. W.Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night. 03813
Orion: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second of the Philip K. Dick BLADERUNNER movie ''sequels/spin-offs'' written by Jeter.

''the Blade Runner adventure continues in this dark and stylish novel of nonstop futuristic suspense as ex-blade runner Rick Deckard must cross the most dangerous line of all--the line between human and android. Rick Deckard had left his career as a blade runner and the gritty, neon-lit labyrinth of L.A. behind, going to the emigrant colony of Mars to live incognito with Sarah Tyrell. But when a movie about Deckard's life begins shooting, old demons start to surface. The most bizarre and mysterious is a talking briefcase - the voice belonging to Deckard's most feared adversary. The briefcase tells Deckard that he's the key to a replicant revolution back on Earth. Deckard must deliver the briefcase - the secret contents - to the replicants of the outer colonies before he is tracked down and killed. Is the briefcase lying? Who is really after Deckard? And who is the little girl who claims her name is Rachael? Once again Deckard is on the run from a sinister force determined to destroy him--and already closing in''.


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Blade Runner 4: Eye And Talon., Jeter,  K. W.
19 Jeter, K. W.Blade Runner 4: Eye And Talon. 04895
Victor Gollancz: London. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third (and last) of the Philip K. Dick BLADERUNNER movie ''sequels/spin-offs'' written by Jeter. Very uncommon UK hardcover - much more so than the first two in this series, which are more plentiful (ie. were remaindered).

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Ersatz Nation., Kenyon,  Tim
20 Kenyon, TimErsatz Nation. 09621
Big Engine: Abingdon, Oxon. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
SF novel: the author's first book.

''the totalitarian world of Unation is ruled over by the omnipresent Mother Necessity. In this rigidly hierarchical society people carry out their duty as designated by Mother in order to climb the ladder of status levels and be materially rewarded. Against this dystopian background Ersatz Nation tells the story of two citizens who find themselves deeply alienated from this conformist state. Patrick Dolan has spent the last twelve years abducting people from Earth and bringing them back to Unation. Since the death of his wife and daughter in childbirth he has thrown himself into his work but the stress of his occupation is starting to take its toll on him. He lives in constant fear of his returns to Unation, he starts to hallucinate and even begins to question the reality of Earth itself. Stylistically the novel is more strongly reminiscent of Philip K. Dick. Dick's name is increasingly bandied about in relation to other authors but there is no doubting he was incredibly influential and here the comparison seems justified. At its core Ersatz Nation is concerned with the nature and the perception of reality, the subject that obsessed Dick throughout his career. Even more so the paranoia and confusion of the protagonists, often verging on mental illness, is redolent of Dick's later work from what you might call his Gnostic period, such as VALIS and The Divine Invasion. When Dolan comments: ''I've seen too much to know what's real anymore'' he is making explicit the dilemma of all Dick's protagonists'' (Martin Lewis/The Alien Online).


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Good News From Outer Space., Kessel,  John
21 Kessel, JohnGood News From Outer Space. 01044
Tor: NY. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''a sustained but dizzying look at the human animal as the millennium approaches, identity crises eat into men and women, the dead are medically reawoken, and dreams of redeeming aliens raddle the large cast. There are echoes of Philip K. Dick, but a gonzo Dick, and of Barry N. Malzberg's allegorized urban desolation (and black wit) -- but John Kessel's desolation, very frighteningly and very movingly, is populous with human faces, however fractured'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Digital Wristwatch Of Philip K. Dick (inscribed by the author)., Lupoff,  Richard
22 Lupoff, RichardThe Digital Wristwatch Of Philip K. Dick (inscribed by the author). 10141
Canyon Press: CA. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Short story featurring Philip K. Dick: foreword by Philip Jose Farmer and illustrated by George Barr. LIMITED EDITION: 350 numbered copies printed of which 300 were paperback (and 50 hardcover copies). This is no 164 of the paperback edition. THIS COPY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AND DATED BY LUPOFF/''To Nick Austin, with friendship, Richard A. Lupoff, 8/27/86''.

Fine (unread) copy but for short (1cm) tear to bottom spine edge.

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The Night Mayor., Newman,  Kim
23 Newman, KimThe Night Mayor. 12340
Simon & Schuster: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF: the author's first novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''his first novel, The Night Mayor (1989), potently intensifies the virtual reality claustrophobias of cyberpunk through a plot whose villain, the criminal Daine, has escaped into a magic realist, glowing, alternate-world mental construct peopled by personas from detective films of the 1940s, from which haven he must be flushed by the protagonists. The book clearly and deliberately harks back to Philip K. Dick's darker investigations of the nature of reality and to Roger Zelazny's 'The Dream Master' (1966), though the author's rather impersonal polish may have kept his tale from fully expressing the epistemological vertigo of some of its greater models; and certainly his use of tropes out of the dream-life of US film is, at times, soothingly nostalgic'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Night Mayor., Newman,  Kim
24 Newman, KimThe Night Mayor. 04327
Simon & Schuster: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Uncorrected book proof (trade paperback).
SF: the author's first novel.

''his first novel, THE NIGHT MAYOR (1989), potently intensifies the virtual reality claustrophobias of cyberpunk through a plot whose villain, the criminal Daine, has escaped into a magic realist, glowing, alternate-world mental construct peopled by personas from detective films of the 1940s, from which haven he must be flushed by the protagonists. The book clearly and deliberately harks back to Philip K. Dick's darker investigations of the nature of reality and to Roger Zelazny's 'The Dream Master' (1966), though the author's rather impersonal polish may have kept his tale from fully expressing the epistemological vertigo of some of its greater models; and certainly his use of tropes out of the dream-life of US film is, at times, soothingly nostalgic'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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Urban Horrors., Nolan,  William F. (& Martin Greenberg, eds.)
25 Nolan, William F. (& Martin Greenberg, eds.)Urban Horrors. 01174
Dark Harvest.: USA. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Reprint anthology: stories by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber, Shirley Jackson, John Cheever, Philip K. Dick, Charles Beaumont, William F. Nolan, Ray Russell, Ramsey Campbell, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Etchison, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Christian Matheson, James Kisner, J. N. Williamson, John Maclay and Alice Glaser.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.

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The Human Equation: Four Science Fiction Novels Of Tomorrow., Nolan,  William F. (ed.)
26 Nolan, William F. (ed.)The Human Equation: Four Science Fiction Novels Of Tomorrow. 37364
Charter House: Nashville. 1978.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Collects four novellas (not sure they qualify as ''novels'' as in the title) by Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, John D. MacDonald, and Leigh Brackett with Ray Bradbury: edited, with biographical prefaces by Nolan.

Fine (unread) copy.

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Dream Makers: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers At Work., Platt,  Charles
27 Platt, CharlesDream Makers: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers At Work. 03568
Xanadu: London. 1987.
First hardcover edition (& expanded edition).
Hardcover.
Profiles of 25 major sf writers, including J. G. Ballard, James Tiptree, Jr., L. Ron Hubbard, Algis Budrys, Michael Moorcock, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Thomas M. Disch, Harlan Ellison, Fritz Lieber, Philip Jose Farmer, Alfred Bester and Stephen King. This first hardcover edition is revised and expanded from the Berkley paperback published in 1980.

Page edges browning, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Bridges To Science Fiction., Slusser,  George E. (George R. Guffey & Mark Rose, eds.)
28 Slusser, George E. (George R. Guffey & Mark Rose, eds.)Bridges To Science Fiction. 08848
Southern Illinois University Press. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects ten original essays, all written specifically for the first J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature held 24-25 February 1979 at the University of California, Riverside, by Gregory Benford, Eric S. Rabkin, Patrick Parrinder, and others. Includes a piece on Philip K. Dick's THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)

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One Of Us (signed by the author)., Smith,  Michael Marshall
29 Smith, Michael MarshallOne Of Us (signed by the author). 00294
HarperCollins: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''his first sf novel, Only Forward (1994) garnered considerable notice on publication for its depiction of a City fragmented into variously bizarre affinity groups. Its vision of a high-rise world drained of human warmth might be thought to owe something to J G Ballard or Cyberpunk, but the fierce narrative drive of the book marked Smith out as an author of distinctive imagination, as did the increasingly complex interplay of dream (or nightmare) and reality. Only Forward won the August Derleth Award - the novel category of the British Fantasy Award - and, following its US publication in 2000, the Philip K Dick Award. Its unrelated successor, Spares (1996), depicts a future in which techniques of medicine have been used to create clones of the rich who can be harvested for their organs; it thus anticipates Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005) as well as following a number of sf works that have considered the potential for organs to become commodified (see Organlegging). Again, Smith illuminates this premise through a taut thriller plot that gives his work a very different affect from Ishiguro's. ONE OF US (1998) similarly pays homage to Philip K Dick - particularly Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) - with its narrative of memory loss and shifting realities'' (Graham Sleight/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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