Vulcan’s Hammer

Philip K. Dick


After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs.
      Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God.
      As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.
      This new edition of Vulcan’s Hammer has a new introduction by Michael Swanwick, new cover artwork by Christopher Shy, and archival artwork by Frank Kelly Freas. The edition is limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Each book is signed by Michael Swanwick and Christopher Shy, with an Estate-approved facsimile signature by Philip K. Dick.
       The specifications for this set are: one book, printed in four colors and one color throughout, bound in European cloth, with ribbon marker, patterened endpapers, stunning dustjacket, and ribbon marker.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by Michael Swanwick and Christopher Shy, with Estate-approved facsimile signatures by Frank Kelly Freas and Philip K. Dick.
  • Bound in full black cloth, with two color foil stamping.
  • New dustjacket art by Christopher Shy.
  • Archival artwork by Frank Kelly Freas.
  • Introduction by Michael Swanwick.
  • Gorgeous dustjacket on Mohawk Superfine.
  • Head and tail bands, ribbon marker.
  • Published November 2020.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-259-0.
  • Book size 5½ × 8¾ inches.
  • Number of pages: 208.