Science Fiction Novels

Blade Runner Clans of the Alphane Moon The Cosmic PuppetsCounter-Clock WorldThe Crack in Space Deus Irae The Divine Invasion Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dr. Bloodmoney Dr. Futurity Eye in the Sky Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Galactic Pot-Healer The Game Players of Titan The Ganymede TakeoverLies, Inc. The Man in the High Castle The Man Who Japed Martian Time-Slip A Maze of Death Nick and the Glimmung Now Wait for Last YearOur Friends from Frolix 8 The Penultimate Truth Radio Free Albemuth A Scanner Darkly The Simulacra Solar Lottery The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Time Out of Joint The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Ubik The Unteleported Man VALIS Vulcan's Hammer We Can Build You The World Jones Made World of Chance The Zap Gun

The Penultimate Truth (1964)

The Penultimate Truth contains elements of the stories The Defenders and The Mold of Yancy. It is a story about fake war images and speeches of a simulacrum president broadcast to the masses living underground in fear while the elite have the world to themselves. Who could write better about this than Philip K. Dick?

New: Foreign editions of Philip K. Dick books.

American Editions

  • Belmont 1964, 174 pages, 50c, paperback
  • Leisure 1975, 174 pages, 95c, paperback
  • Dell 1980, 238 pages, $1.95, paperback
  • Bluejay 1984, 201 pages, $5.95, trade paperback
  • Carroll & Graf 1989, 220 pages, $3.95, paperback
  • Vintage 2004, 208 pages, $12, trade paperback
  • Mariner 2012, 256 pages, $13.95, trade paperback

British Editions

  • Cape 1967, 254 pages, hard cover
  • Penguin 1970, 221 pages, paperback
  • Panther 1978, 207 pages, 95p, paperback
  • Panther 1984, 207 pages, paperback (same cover by Peter Goodfellow as the 1978 edition)
  • Triad Grafton 1987, 240 pages, £2.50, paperback
  • Grafton 1992, 224 pages, £4.99, paperback
  • Voyager 1998, trade paperback
  • Gollancz 2005, 208 pages, £6.99, trade paperback

Cover Gallery

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Belmont, 1964 Cape, 1967 Penguin, 1970 Leisure, 1975 Panther, 1978
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Dell, 1980 Bluejay, 1984 Triad Grafton, 1987 Carroll and Graf, 1989 Grafton, 1992
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Voyager, 1998 Vintage, 2004 Gollancz, 2005 Mariner, 2012

Foreign Editions

Related Stuff

The Defenders, Galaxy, 01/1953 The Mold of Yancy, If Worlds of Science Fiction, 08/1955