The Simulacra

DICK, Philip K. The Simulacra.

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DICK, Philip K. The Simulacra London: Eyre Methuen, 1977.

Small 8vo., publisher's black boards, gilt to spine; in the original unclipped pictorial dust jacket (publisher's overlaid price sticker £2.95); with a cover illustration by Chris Moore; pp. [iv], 5-220, [iv]; text block toned, as usual, else a near-fine copy in like jacket (just a touch of toning to the folds).
First UK and first hardcover edition, after the paperback (ACE books, 1964).
Originally published as a novelette in the magazine Fantastic and titled The Novelty Act, The Simulacra was one of four books which Dick published during 1964. Set in a future totalitarian society, it features no less than 56 named characters, and a plot line which combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to somehow create a satyrical work of science fiction in less than 250 pages.