Partial dust jacket to Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, which includes the back panel and rear flap. Signed & dated ("4/9/74") by Philip K. Dick underneath his photo. On the rear flap, DIck has written his address and phone number and the book's title and publisher. The jacket is folded in twelfths. Purchased from the book dealer who handled the Tim Powers' collection. Powers, an author himself, was also close friend of PKD. Couple things are interesting about this signed jacket. It was signed a month after the two months (February and March of 1974) that DIck referred to as "2-3-74" when he had a series of visions, which he beleived he was in touch with a divine spirit. The address written on the back, 1405 Cameo Lane in Fullerton, CA, is where his hallucinations occurred. Dick would spend the rest of his life trying to interpret the meaning of these visions.
Attractively matted & framed. Very good.
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 1974.
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick is set in the United States in what was then a future 1988. Following a Second Civil War, a totalitarian police state has formed in the United States, and using surveillance and national ID cards has enforced social order. As the story opens, famous singer and television host, Jason Taverner, has just completed the latest episode of his popular TV show. Jason is a genetically engineered, elite member of society known as a "six". After a violent quarrel with an ex-lover, Jason is rushed to the hospital, but instead of waking up in a hospital bed, he wakes up in a cheap motel with all his identification cards missing. It soon becomes apparent to him that no one knows who he is anymore. With no identification, he is afraid of being arrested by the police, which could result in being sent to a labor camp. Helped by a mentally unstable police informant named Kathy, he obtains some forged ID cards, but the police are still after him and convinced he's mixed up in a conspiracy plot against the state. The only link back to his old life is the sister of the Police General, who knows his true identity and has been experimenting with a reality-warping drug that might explain a thing or two.
Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 1975. The book was also nominated for a Nebula Award in 1974 and a Hugo Award in 1975.