THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Palmer Eldritch, a negative messiah, brings an unpleasantly warm future Earth (180-degree weather in New York, portable cooling units, resorts in Antarctica) a new drug, Chew-Z, which will truly allow the user to fulfill all his desires. But their "genuine new universes" all have a common god, and that god is Palmer Eldritch. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-335. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-96. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 61. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 44. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 294. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2269-73. Tiny stain to fore-edge of text block, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with some rubbing along rear spine fold and faint ghost outline of tape at lower edge of rear panel. A superior copy of this uncommon book. (#111983).
First edition so stated on copyright page.