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Solar Lottery /World of Chance (1955)

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Solar Lottery is the first novel published by Philip K. Dick. It was published in the USA in 1955 back to back with The Big Jump by Leigh Brackett in an Ace Double edition. In 1956 it was published in England in a hard cover edition with the title World of Chance with a slighlty revised text. A comparison of the two texts by Gregg Rickman has been published by the Philip K. Dick Society (Newsletter #21).

New: Foreign editions of Philip K. Dick books.

American Editions

  • Ace 1955, 188 pages, 35c, cover by Valigursky, back to back with The Big Jump (Leigh Brackett), paperback
  • Ace 1959, 188 pages, 35c, cover by Valigursky, paperback
  • Ace 1968, 188 pages, 50c, cover by J. Gaughan, paperback
  • Ace 1970, 50c, paperback [listed in the Phil Stephensen-Payne and Gorson Benson J. bibliography but I have never seen it]
  • Ace 1975, $1.25, paperback
  • Gregg Press 1976, 2330-4, 188 pages, $9.50, hard cover, illustrated
  • Collier Nucleus 1990, 029125-6, 188 pages, $3.95, paperback
  • Collier Nucleus 1992 , 023621-2, 200 pages, $9.00, trade paperback
  • Vintage 2003, 208 pages, $12.00, trade paperback
  • Mariner 2012, 208 pages, $13.95, trade paperback

British Editions

  • Rich & Cowan 1956, 160 pages, hard cover
  • UK Science Fiction Book Club Edition 1957, 160 pages, hard cover
  • Panther 1959, 156 pages, paperback
  • Arrow 1972, 188 pages, 30p, paperback
  • Arrow 1979, 188 pages, 90p, paperback
  • Arrow 1987, 188 pages, £2.50, paperback
  • Legend 1990, 188 pages, £3.50, paperback
  • Gollancz 2003, 192 pages, £6.99, paperback

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Ace, 1955 Ace, 1959 Ace, 1968 Arrow, 1972 Ace, 1975
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Gregg Press, 1976 Arrow, 1979 Arrow, 1987 Legend, 1990 Collier Nucleus, 1990
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Collier Nucleus, 1992 Gollancz, 2003 Vintage, 2003 Mariner, 2012

Foreign Editions

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What the Quizmaster Took by Gregg Rickman is a comparison between the text of Solar Lottery and the World of Chance, the British edition of the same novel. The original text of Solar Lottery has been edited down in World of Chance but it also contains text that was deleted from an original Solar Lottery manuscript, entitled Quizmaster Take All. The additional text can be found mostly in chapter two.
Back cover of 1955 the Ace Double edition Illustration of the Gregg Press edition