First Edition of Philip K. Dick's The Zap Gun
The Zap Gun.
Dick, Philip K.
Item Number: 74066
New York: Pyramid Books, 1967.
First edition of this political satire on the arms race. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. In fine condition. Cover art by Jack Gaughan.
The Zap Gun is a 1967 science fiction novel by American author Philip K. Dick. It was written in 1964 and first published under the title Project Plowshare as a serial in the November 1965 and January 1966 issues of Worlds of Tomorrow magazine.
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