NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR

TERRA'S FATE DEPENDED ON THE ONE MAN WHO COULD NOT BE KILLED -- BECAUSE  HE HAD MASTERED THE SECRET OF BORROWING LIFE FROM THE FUTURE

1st.EDITION: Doubleday, hb, 66-017393, May 1966, 214pp, $3.95 (Lawrence Ratzkin) {Levack: "Bound in charcoal black cloth with gold lettering on the spine. '1966' on the title page. 'First Edition' on the copyright page. Date code H9 [9th week of 1966] at the lower right margin of page 214."}
UK 1st.: Panther, pb, 04208-2, Jun 1975, 224pp, 50p (Chris Foss)


OTHER ENGLISH EDITIONS:


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{For the best bibliographic info in French goto: www.multimania.com/ggoullet/pkdick/frames.html Thanks for the cover pix, Gilles}


"I won't get you in trouble," Kathy said. I think I'll get you addicted to JJ-180, she said to herself. That's what you deserve; everyone who helped develop it, who knows about it. Stay with me night and day during the next 24 hours, she thought. Eat with me, go to bed with me, and by the time it's over you'll be earmarked for death just as I am. And then, she thought, maybe I can get Eric on it. Him most of all.


Ken Lopez, Bookseller Catalog

DICK, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. First. Signed. Written the year after Dick won the Hugo for The Man in the High Castle, this is a novel of a benign future dictatorship on earth, fighting to avert an alien takeover. The plot involves a time travel-inducing drug, "JJ 180," which later became the name of a punk rock band in the Seventies one of the many ways in which Dick's writings have worked their way into the youth subculture over the years. Signed by the author. Owner name (again a relative of Dick's) under front flap; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. $1,250  {As far as I know, Apr 1999, this is still for sale -- Lord RC}


PKDS-2 10:

Publication date: May 6, 1966

PKDS-15 11:

In France, NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR is coming out in a new edition from the leading paperback publisher, Le Livre de Poche.

PKDS-16 1:

Records at the Scott Meredith Literary Agency in New York indicate that the outline {for THE ZAP GUN} {...} was received by the Agency December 5, 1963 (one day after the recorded receipt of the manuscript of NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR.)

PKDS-24 11:

NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR shared the Gilgamesh Award for Best SF Novel (for works first appearing in Spanish in 1988) with George R.R. Martin's Tuf Voyaging and Jack Vance's Demon Princes.


BGSU Papers

Cover letter with Doubleday royalty statements for the six months 4-30-68. $6.32 for NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR,  $671.38 for DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? {Marcia M. Howell > PKD, Aug 29, 1968}

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