The World Jones Made

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Orion, May 14, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
24 Reviews
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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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

Some impressively weird ideas in this early one. I like his '50s imagined landscape on Venus. And interesting political notions too, with an oppressive government based on moral relativism. Read full review

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User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Relatively forgettable for a PK Dick novel. More like a sketchbook of neat ideas with sort of incidental characters that are along for the ride. Perhaps there's just too much crammed in here ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Biography 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.

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