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Simulacra, Eye in the Sky – 3 Philip K. Dick Novels

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The Buyer will receive the 3 books shown.

All 3 books are square, tight, clean, no writing or staining. The Simulacra has a light surface crease from edge to edge, see picture, the crease does not travel to the inside of front cover. Otherwise, the condition of the 3 books is close to very good, I don’t like to use that term lightly. Slight edge chipping and creases. Typical page tanning. Crisp and bright books.

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Let’s explore the intriguing works of Philip K. Dick:


  1. The Simulacra
    • Published in 1964, this science fiction novel portrays a future totalitarian society apparently dominated by a matriarch named Nicole Thibodeaux.
    • Themes: Realityillusionary beliefs, and touches on Nazi ideology.
    • Originally published as a novelette titled “The Novelty Act,” it was later expanded into a novel titled “First Lady of Earth” before being published as “The Simulacra”.
    • The story is set in the United States of Europe and America (USEA), formed by the merger of (West) Germany and the United States. The whole government is a fraud, and the President is a simulacrum (android).
    • Other global superpowers include the French EmpirePeople’s Republic of China, and Free (Black) Africa.
    • The novel delves into political intrigue, secrets, and the blurred lines between reality and illusion1.
  2. Eye in the Sky
  3. The World Jones Made

And so, dear reader, within these pages lie the musings of alternate realities, the shadows of totalitarian regimes, and the enigma of simulated existence. 📚🌟

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PORSCHE PANORAMA Colorful Monterey Parade of Custom Classics!

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Porsche Panorama Magazine DECEMBER 2023 Issue #801 Pebble Beach 75th anniversary.

Good condition. Clean, square book. No writing or staining. Lightly used.

Features

Cars & Stars

  • Over 90,000 enthusiasts gathered at Rennsport Reunion 7.
  • Laguna Seca remained the perfect venue for this racing-themed celebration.

Whereabouts Known

  • Alois Rut finally reveals the hidden 901 prototype named “Quickblau.”
  • This unique prototype boasts several interesting features.

Coldly Calculated

  • A retrospective on the transition from the 993 to the 996.
  • Surprisingly, how the engine was cooled wasn’t a prime concern during this shift.

A Class of its Own

  • Pebble Beach recognized Porsche’s 75th anniversary.
  • The Concours d’Elegance featured a special division of 10 cars.

Making the Scene

  • Monterey overflowed with colorful cars during Car Week.
  • As always, the event brought out a little of everything.

And so, dear reader, within these pages lies the essence of Porsche—the thrill, the innovation, and the community that binds enthusiasts across generations. 🏁🚗

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PORSCHE PANORAMA Ultimate 24 Retrospective, Budget 914-6 Conversion

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Porsche Panorama Magazine 914 to 914-6 conversion December 2014 Issue 683.

Very Good condition. Clean, square. No writing or staining.

Porsche Panorama: A Journey Through Automotive Excellence


Back Story

  • Discover the untold tales behind iconic Porsche models and their creators.

Editor’s Note

  • Insights and musings from the editorial team.

Letters

  • Read what fellow Porsche enthusiasts have to say.

President’s Letter

  • A message from the PCA president, connecting the Porsche community.

Street Talk

  • Conversations with Porsche owners, mechanics, and collectors.

Art & Canvas

  • Explore the intersection of Porsche and art.

European Windows

  • A glimpse into the European Porsche scene.

Book Reviews

  • Dive into literature that celebrates Porsche’s legacy.

From the Regions

  • Regional events, gatherings, and stories from PCA members.

Club Racing Schedule

  • Mark your calendar for thrilling Porsche racing events.

Tech OGA

  • Technical insights and advice for Porsche enthusiasts.

Financial Statement

  • A transparent look at PCA’s financial health.

The Mart

  • Classifieds for buying, selling, and trading Porsche parts and cars.

Advertiser Index

  • Connect with businesses that cater to Porsche enthusiasts.

Any Questions?

  • Get answers to your Porsche-related queries.

Features

Retrospective: Le Mans 1984

  • Motorsports photographer Dale Kistemaker’s first taste of the ultimate 24-hour race.

The Free Man

  • Freeman Thomas’s journey from Porsche’s design department to Ford’s Director of Strategic Design.

Cool Car

  • Meet Ethan Kuhl, a college student who transformed his daily-driven 914 into 911 power.

Force Fed

  • The twin-turbocharged 928 S4s—a challenging engineering feat with a rewarding payoff.

Real Genius

  • The inside story of the Cayenne—the SUV that reshaped Porsche AG’s trajectory.

And so, dear reader, within these pages lies the essence of Porsche—the thrill, the innovation, and the community that binds enthusiasts across generations. 🏁🚗

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Galaxy Science Fiction THE STARS MY DESTINATION – Alfred Bester

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 Let’s explore the intriguing contents of the Galaxy Science Fiction magazine from October 1956:


Galaxy Science Fiction: October 1956

All Original Stories

  1. Book-Length Serial – Installment 1: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
    • A sprawling saga that unfolds across the cosmos, where revenge and transformation collide.
  2. Novelet: Jackpot by Clifford D. Simak
    • A tale of unexpected fortune, where luck and consequences intertwine.
  3. Short Stories:
    • Man of Distinction by Michael Shaara
      • A character study of an enigmatic figure with secrets to unravel.
    • Problem George by Alan E. Nourse
      • A glimpse into the life of a man plagued by peculiar challenges.
    • All the Way by Richard Wilson
      • A journey with no turning back, where choices lead to irrevocable paths.

Science Department

  • For Your Information by Willy Ley
    • A glimpse into scientific wonders and curiosities.

Features

  • Editor’s Page by H. L. Gold
    • Insights and musings from the editor.
  • Galaxy’s Five Star Shelf
    • Reviews and recommendations by literary connoisseurs.

Illustrating: The Stars My Destination

The cover art by EMSH captures the essence of The Stars My Destination, promising adventure, intrigue, and cosmic revelations.


And so, dear reader, within these pages lie tales that defy time, space, and imagination. What other wonders await? Only the turn of a page will reveal the answers.

The End.


I hope you enjoyed this journey through the speculative realms of 1956. 🚀📖

The Starbound Odyssey

Part I: The Forgotten Beacon

In the distant reaches of the cosmos, where constellations whispered secrets, stood the Starbound Lighthouse. Its ancient spire pierced the void, its light a beacon for lost souls. But this was no ordinary lighthouse—it spanned galaxies, its purpose veiled in cosmic mystery.

Captain Elara Vance piloted the starship Aurora Dawn. Her crew—Navigator RennEngineer Kael, and Communications Officer Zara—were bound by more than duty. They carried the weight of forgotten memories, fragments of a past erased by cosmic storms.

Part II: The Celestial Melody

As the Aurora Dawn approached the lighthouse, its light pulsed—a celestial melody that resonated within their souls. Elara remembered her grandmother’s tales—the lighthouse as a bridge between worlds, a guide for wanderers seeking redemption.

“The light reveals,” her grandmother had said, “but it also consumes.”

Part III: The Lost Navigator

Renn, haunted by star maps etched in his mind, deciphered the lighthouse’s code. It spoke of a lost navigator—a cosmic cartographer who vanished eons ago. His final entry: “The stars my destination.”

Part IV: The Cosmic Nexus

As the Aurora Dawn entered the lighthouse’s halo, reality wavered. They stepped onto a crystalline platform—the Nexus—a crossroads of time and space. Here, the forgotten navigator awaited.

“Elara,” he whispered, his eyes galaxies. “You carry the map. The stars—they sing. Follow their melody.”

Epilogue: The Infinite Journey

Elara touched the star map etched on her wrist. The lighthouse’s light surged, and the crew dissolved into stardust. They became constellations, their ship a comet trailing across the cosmic canvas.

And so, they embarked—an infinite odyssey. The stars their destination, the lighthouse their guide. They danced with nebulae, whispered to quasars, and charted the celestial symphony.

“Remember,” the forgotten navigator’s voice echoed, “the light reveals, but it also consumes.”

And Elara knew—their journey was both salvation and sacrifice.


And there, dear reader, ends the tale of the Starbound Odyssey, where cosmic mysteries beckon and destinies intertwine among the stars. 🌌✨

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GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION magazine January 1956 Christmas Cover Vol. 11, No. 3

Galaxy Science Fiction: January 1956

Very Good condition. Bright white covers and spine. Clean, no writing. Pages are supple. Very slight wear to top spine edge, see closeup, staples starting to show on covers. Slight page loss to front cover under the “x” in Galaxy, see closeup. Sharp corners and edges.

Shipped bagged and boarded as shown in last picture.

All Original Stories, No Reprints

  1. Brightside Crossing by Alan E. Nourse
    • A journey across the boundaries of space and time, where the unexpected awaits.
  2. The Gravity Business by James E. Gunn
    • A tale of cosmic commerce, where gravity is both currency and commodity.
  3. The Dwindling Years by Lester del Rey
    • A glimpse into a future where time unravels, leaving humanity with dwindling moments.
  4. Junior by Robert Abernathy
    • A story that defies age and explores the essence of being.
  5. The Body by Robert Sheckley
    • A mysterious encounter with an otherworldly form.
  6. The Snare by Richard R. Smith
    • A web of intrigue, where choices lead to unexpected consequences.

Science Department

  • For Your Information by Willy Ley
    • A glimpse into scientific wonders and curiosities.
  • Two-Part Serial – Conclusion: The Ties of Earth by James H. Schmitz
    • A thrilling conclusion to an interstellar saga.

Features

  • Editor’s Page by H. L. Gold
    • Insights and musings from the editor.
  • Forecast by Floyd C. Gale
    • A glimpse into the literary weather of the science fiction world.

Galaxy’s Five-Star Shelf

  • Reviews and recommendations by literary connoisseurs.

Offering Season’s Greetings

To our readers, we extend warm wishes for the season.


And so, dear reader, within the pages of this vintage magazine lie tales that defy time and space. What other wonders await? Only the turn of a page will reveal the answers.

The End.


I hope you enjoyed this journey through the speculative realms of 1956. 🚀📖




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Fantastic Universe Science Fiction Magazine September 1957 Volume 8 No. 3

  • Conan the Victorious by Bjorn Nybergand L. Sprague deCamp (Early Conan novella comprising part of the later book The Return of Conan)
  • The Helpful Robots by Robert J. Shea
  • I Like Martian Music by Charles E. Fritch
  • Shapes in the Sky by Civilian Saucer Intelligence (UFO news, sightings article)
    • Stopover by William Gerken
    • The Unrare Earths by Isaac Asimov (Asimov Non-Fiction)
    • The Shining Cow by Alex James
    • It’s a Small Solar System by Allan Howard
    • Happy Ending by Mack Reynolds and Fredric Brown
    • Second Sight by Basil Wells
Fantastic Universe September 1957
Fantastic Universe September 1957
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Fantastic Universe Science Fiction Magazine July 1957 Volume 8 No. 1

CONTENTS:

  • The Seal of the Damned by August Derleth (A short Cthulhu Mythos story which was later called “The Seal of R’lyeh”)
  • The Native Soil by Alan E. Nourse (A novella which was later published as a stand alone book)
  • The Machine by Robert Sheckley
  • A Candle for Katie by Lila Borison
  • Shapes in the Sky by Civilian Saucer Intelligence
  • Book of Goots by John Healy
  • Backward Turn Backward…. by Dorothy J. Edgerly
  • Landing for Midge by Lee Coney
  • Voyage Beyond the Night by John Victor Peterson
  • Song of Death by C. Bird (An early work of Harlan Ellison)
  • The Fuzzies by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach Fiddleron
  • Titan by Manly Wade Wellman

Alan E. Nourse was an American science fiction writer who was active from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. His novella The Native Soil, briefly works a medical concept into a story of interplanetary exploration of Venus. It was originally published in the July 1957 issue of Fantastic Universe magazine.

“After much speculation as to what sort of world might exist beneath the thick clouds of Venus, the first Earth expedition to reach the planet discovers that its terrain rather disappointingly consists almost entirely of gooey mud. Nevertheless, a pharmaceutical company finds a valuable resource buried within the mud and sets about trying to extract it.”

Fantastic Universe July 1957 Volume 8 No. 1
Fantastic Universe July 1957 Volume 8 No. 1

Also included in this issue is a story written by Harlon Ellison (writing as C. Bird) “Song of Death”