Galactic Pot-Healer

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Victor Gollancz Limited, 2005 - 177 pages
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The Glimmung wants Joe Fernwright. Fernwright is a pot-healer - a repairer of ceramics - in a drably utilitarian future where such skills have little value. The Glimmung is a being that looks something like a gyroscope, something like a teenaged girl, and something like the contents of an ocean. What's more, it may be divine. And, like certain gods of old Earth, it has a bad temper. What could an omnipresent and seemingly omnipotent entity want with a humble pot-healer? Or with the dozens of other odd creatures it has lured to Plowman's Planet? And if the Glimmung is a god, are its ends positive or malign? Combining quixotic adventure, spine-chilling horror, and deliriously paranoid theology, Galactic Pot-Healer is a uniquely Dickian voyage to alternate worlds of the imagination.

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User Review  - meta87 - LibraryThing

A story about a depressed aging man in a future where one lives off the government and cannot find anything beneficial to add to society. This man spends the days wasting away waiting for anyone to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Burton-Rose - Goodreads

Solid B-list, extra-canonical Dick. His descriptions of women are always so sour and off; he must have been a real charmer in person! Read full review

About the author (2005)

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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