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In The Crack in Space, a repairman discovers that a hole in a faulty Jifi-scuttler leads to a parallel world. Jim Briskin, campaigning to be the first black president of the United States, thinks alter-Earth is the solution to the chronic overpopulation that has seventy million people cryogenically frozen; Tito Cravelli, a shadowy private detective, wants to know why Dr Lurton Sands is hiding his mistress on the planet; billionaire mutant George Walt wants to make the empty world all his own. But when the other earth turns out to be inhabited, everything changes.

Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

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When a repairman discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether to ease Earths overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or do their motives mirror the people of this worlds?

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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.

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Craig Ensz, April 7, 2010 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
Phillip Dick has created parallel worlds and characters that want to control and those that inhabit them. The conflicts are intriguing and unknowingly, timely. Science and power struggles collide with a detective story woven in for suspense. A very good read in the genre.
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ISBN:
9781400030064
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20050308
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.31 in 1.00 lb

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When a repairman discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether to ease Earths overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or do their motives mirror the people of this worlds?
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