Would the new world save Earth or destroy it?
Every crisis that had been building through the 20th century came to a head in the year 2080. And it was an election year.
There were tens of millions of people in deep-freeze waiting for better times – and the pressure was on to wake them up or throw them away. Unemployment had reached an all-time high – and people were demanding jobs.
The jiffi-scuttlers which made space travel possible were breaking down and someone had to find out why fast.
The racial problem had become dangerous – and one of the candidates for President was black.
But most important of all, scientists had broken into another dimension and found another world – and a long forgotten ancestral race.
A 1966 paperback original first edition that expands upon a novella, Contata 140, published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. An estate sale in Norman, OK yielded this book, along with several other S-F novels, all for the price of a Happy Meal.
Gary Lovisi’s Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide has this edition valued between $10 and $90, depending on condition.
Title: The Crack In Space
Author: Philip K Dick
Imprint & Number: Ace 12126
Cover price: 95¢
Publication date: 1974
Cover artist: JH Breslow
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