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In Milton Lumky Territory

(1985)
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In The Novels of Philip K. Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson states that "In Milton Lumky Territory . . . is probably the best of Dick's realist novels aside from Confessions of a Crap Artist," and calls it a "bitter indictment of the effects of capitalism." Dick, on the other hand, in his forward, says "This is actually a very funny book, and a good one, too."

Milton Lumky territory is both an area of the western USA and a psychic terrain: the world and world-view of the traveling salesman. The story takes place in Boise, Idaho, with some extraordinary long-distance driving sequences in which our hero (young Bruce Stevens) drives from Boise to San Francisco, to Reno, to Pocatello, to Seattle, and back to Boise in search of a good deal on some wholesale typewriters. He falls under the spell of an attractive older woman (who used to be his school teacher) and Milton Lumky, a middle-aged paper salesman whose territory is the Northwest. And then Bruce and the others slowly sink into the whirlpool of his immature personal obsessions and misperceptions.

A compassionate and ironic portrayal of three characters enmeshed in a sticky web of everyday events, in a tension between love and money, with a basic failure to communicate, In Milton Lumky Territory stands out among Dick's early works.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-7653-1695-1 / 978-0-7653-1695-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-575-03625-7 / 978-0-575-03625-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-911499-09-1 / 978-0-911499-09-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dragon Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-7653-1696-X / 978-0-7653-1696-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-575-07465-5 / 978-0-575-07465-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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February 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-586-08602-1 / 978-0-586-08602-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4558-1437-7 / 978-1-4558-1437-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4805-9425-3 / 978-1-4805-9425-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4805-9426-1 / 978-1-4805-9426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: In Milton Lumky Territory
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Tor Books
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