The World Jones Made

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Orion, May 14, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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A prophetic and unsettling chronicle detailing the rise and fall of a post-nuclear massiah, by the author of BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT

Floyd Jones is sullen, ungainly and quite possibly mad, but he really can see exactly one year into the future. And this talent means that in a very short time he rises from being a disgruntled carnival fortune-teller to convulse an entire planet. For Jones becomes a demagogue, whipping up the ideal-starved population into a frenzy against the threat of the 'drifters', enormous single-cell protoplasms that may be landing on Earth soon.

But, in a world of engineered mutants, hermaphrodite sex performers in drug-fuelled nightclubs, Jones is a tragic messiah. His limited precognition renders him helpless because he cannot bring himself to fight against what he knows will happen ...

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Suspenseful, page turner, imaginative. - Goodreads
Relativism as dogma was interesting. - Goodreads
Mostly it's quite good, when focused on the main plot. - Goodreads
Government in this sci-fi book is based on Relativism. - Goodreads
That is the plot as far as I could tell. - Goodreads

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Writing reviews on Philip Dick's works is unsettling and leaves one open for all sorts of criticism - it is hard to encapsulate all the ideas he floated in each novel. He was a master of conceptual ... Read full review

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Another great work of science fiction literature from the master. This time investigating the paralyzing nature of knowing the future. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, TIME OUT OF JOINT, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID. For more information visit

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