Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1951. First Printing. Original Wraps. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Paper off-white. Covers a bit chipped and torn, some old tape stains. Small price in pencil on front panel. Very good copy. Fantastic cover art by Robert Gibson Jones for Robert Bloch's story THE DEAD DON'T DIE. Very Good. Item #310577
¶ WHAT MAD UNIVERSE is a parody of the pulp SF story. The novel functions both as a critique of its genre and a superior example of it. It may have provided a model for Philip K. Dick when he later created his own stories set in alternate personal realities.