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A Scanner Darkly
New York: Doubleday and Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION in original dust jacket. The basis for the 2006 film of the same name, "A Scanner Darkly is the novel that offers the most thorough conspectus of the nature of postmodern society, with emphasis on the social." (Christopher Palmer, Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern). It acts as a mirror for society at the time, and a reaction to the drug abuse of the counterculture movement of which Dick was very much apart. Though having garnered only a cult following while living, Philip K. Dick is a science fiction giant today, and A Scanner Darkly is one of his classics. "As his characters careen in a drugged-out haze of police fetishism through Santa Ana, Irvine, and other O.C. cities that donĂ¢€™t get mentioned on The O.C., Dick stages the pure, blank horror of suburban life in the fake paradise of SoCal. The ugliness of the planned community, a utopian experiment gone wrong, is everywhere in that book..." (Annalee Newitz, Wired Magazine). New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1977. Octavo, original beige boards with black lettering on spine. Book fine, spine of dust jacket slightly faded. A very good copy.
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