Friday, June 11, 2010

For Sale: Copy of The Martian Chronicles owned by PKD’s lover Joan Simpson

James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., of Santa Barbara, California, has an interesting copy of The Martian Chronicles for sale over at AbeBooks. It’s the 1951 Bantam paperback edition, “from the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan.” $45

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