WE CAN BUILD YOU. [London]: Severn House, . Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. A land speculator plans a lunar eutopia with tract houses populated by simulacra to entice people to emigrate to the Moon. However, the main theme of the story is human empathy, the lack of which makes a human no different than a machine. MASA's Lincoln simulacrum proves to be more in touch with reality than the humans in Dick's future society, in which many are diagnosed as schizophrenic by the dictatorial Federal Bureau of Mental Health. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-173. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 338. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#168701).
"This first hardcover edition published in Great Britain 1988 ..." on copyright page.