RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH. New York: Arbor House, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumously published draft of VALIS, which ultimately mutated into something quite different. The whole novel "is set in an alternate universe in which a certain Ferris F. Fremont, rather than Richard Nixon, was elected president in 1978. The two are not dissimilar, but Nixon's paranoia about domestic 'enemies' becomes Fremont's all-out campaign against a supposed conspiracy known as Aramchek." - Mackey, Philip K. Dick, p. 115. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 427-28. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #3. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the black background ink (press rollers; no loss of color) and lamination wrinkle to rear panel (manufacturing flaw, not abuse). (#168424).
First printing has "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.