The collection of cover art at philipkdick.com is sufficient for a whole afternoon of viewing pleasure. Here's an amazing find:
I can't tell if this is a Bluejay special edition or a "Masters of Science Fiction" series edition. The portrait of PKD is clearly taken from this picture:
That's PKD on the right (is that a SUEDE Members Only jacket!?) looking a bit like an aged Dr Johnny Fever standing next to Ridley Scott. My question is what's up with this cover? Is Dick supposed to be a character posing along with these other characters? (the insectoid snout creature is a great touch -- I forget are there aliens in Clans of the Alphane Moon?) Is that Philip K Dick, the author, posing with his far-out creations?
This cover is post-1982 as it hypes Dick as the author of "Blade Runner." I wonder if Dick appeared on any cover art before the rumors of his erratic behavior and rampant drug use were widely known. A portrait of Dick appeared in his introduction to the counter culture: Paul Williams' 1977 Rolling Stone Article "The Most Brilliant Sci-Fi Mind on Any Planet: Philip K. Dick." In Williams' article, PKD is identified with drugs and more importantly as a "crazy" arguing on behalf of lunatics everywhere. At the end of Clans of the Alphane Moon the crazies are diagnosed as sane and the doctors are diagnosed as schizophrenics.