Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner) - a flawless first edition.
Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner) - a flawless first edition.

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A fine example with no defects - a collectors dream (if you'll pardon the pun).

Given that Philp K. Dick won the Hugo award for The Man in the High Castle in 1963, one would have assumed higher print runs for the books that followed. Rather strangely this wasn't the case at all - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep are exceedingly scarce and in this condition, next to impossible. However when one looks into the reaons, one finds a rather dubious reason, with the blame t be found at the feet of Doubleday, his publishers.

Dick himself once revealed that Doubleday had no incentive in paying royalties to its science fiction writer. Therefore, Doubleday would issue a first edition in hardback typically of about 2,000 copies sell about 500 to libraries and a few readers, pulp the title within a few weeks, and re-issue the book under their own bookclub division thus avoiding paying higher royalties to their authors. A rather dubious practice indeed.

What all this means is that this first edition, in such exempleary condition is one of the rarest books on the market for the literature and/or sci-fi collector and we're proud to be offering it.

First edition, first impression. A flawless example inside and out.

Published by Doubelday, 1968.