A Scanner Darkly. Philip K. Dick.
(Dick, Philip K.)

A Scanner Darkly.

Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1977. First edition. A dark novel of drug use and resultant paranoia, set in 1986, likely derived from Dick’s own personal tribulations. Because much of Dick’s experience appears on the page, whether abstractly through the involuntary goodbyes of drug-ridden characters or concretely through the inclusion of intentional community living, as in rehab facilities, the novel is exceptionally profound. It received widespread acclaim from the science fiction and fantasy communities, winning the British Science Fiction Award in 1978 and the French Graouilly d’Or in 1979. In 2006, the story was adapted into a rotoscopic film written by Richard Linklater and starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey, Jr., and Woody Harrelson. This is a fine copy in boards and dust wrapper, which has some light soiling to back panel, a hint of fading to spine, and light edgewear. Item #18525

(Barron 4-139).

Price: $400.00

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