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Book cover ofCounter Clock World
  • Author: Philip K DICK
  • Publisher: Grafton
  • Published: 1990
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: Re-issue
  • ISBN-13: 9780586209707
  • Ref: 13754
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This is a first printing of the 1990 edition (previously published in 1968) paperback with a review slip laid in.  In very good condition for its age.  Tanning to pages, some foxing to edges of pages, not affecting text,  and there is some tape residue on the final page.  (The book originally was covered with a plastic cover which has now been removed).  The book remains tightly bound and square.  Some signs of wear to cover extremities.

SYNOPSIS:  “Time runs backwards in the Counter-Clock World.  Old people emerge from their graves, grow to middle age, youth, adolescence and childhood to be finally unborn in their mothers’ wombs.  The most powerful – and the most feared – organization in the world is the Library, in charge of expunging the written records of events which have no longer happened.  When a powerful black leader is reborn, the Library’s one concern is to eliminate him before the renewal of racial violence tears the country apart.

But in this counter-clock year of 1998 it isn’t that simple…”