The Crack In Space by Philip K Dick, 1st edition, 1966

The Crack In Space by Philip K Dick

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.

*See available editions of this title at Amazon.com*

Title: The Crack In Space
Author: Philip K Dick
Imprint & Number: Ace F-377
Cover price: 40¢
Publication date: 1966
Cover artist: Jerome Podwil
ISBN: none

Gary Lovisi’s Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide has this edition valued between $10 and $90, depending on condition.

The Crack In Space by Philip K Dick, Ace 12126, 1st printing

The Crack In Space by Philip K Dick, Ace 12126, 1st printing

Title: The Crack In Space
Author: Philip K Dick
Imprint & Number: Ace 12126
Cover price: 95¢
Publication date: 1974
Cover artist: JH Breslow
ISBN: 441-12126-095

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4 thoughts on “The Crack In Space by Philip K Dick

    • It does seem rather steep. I generally don’t pay more than a couple of bucks for anything myself, simply because I’m cheap. I suppose the argument could be made that a guide is just a guide but that excuse can be used to legitimize any price guide price.

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