I immediately recalled that I read, all those moons ago in 2019, two books by ‘Rex Gordon’ (aka Stanley Bennett Hough (1917-1998) No Man Friday (aka First on Mars) and Utopia 239. I have now sourced a copy of the next title in line The Worlds of Eclos (aka First to the Stars) to be read this month.
But first, perhaps some Philip K. Dick?
I’ve already read Time Out of Joint and of course Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Perhaps The Simulacra is in order.