New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1956. First Printing. Dick's fourth novel, set in the year 2114, after a limited nuclear war on earth. "Earth is in the repressive grip of Morec - Moral Reclamation - a spying, hereditary government. The only alternatives to its strict control are emigration or psychotherapy. Allen Purcell is one of the leaders of Morec; a man who designs ethical propaganda for the edification of the citizens. Without realizing the symbology behind his actions, Purcell has defaced the statue of Major Streeter, the central figure of Morec. It is not clear to Purcell whether his deeds mean revolution or insanity" (Levack 24a). Scarce signed, with none found in the auction record. Item #3921
First Printing, a paperback original novel, bound dos-a-dos with E.C. Tubb's The Space-Born. Octavo (16.25cm); illustrated card wrappers; dark yellow edge-staining; 160,; 158,pp. Signed by Dick on the title page. Pinpoint wear to extremities, a few faint stress creases, with mild rubbing to points at spine ends; Near Fine.