Galactic Pot-Healer

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Victor Gollancz Limited, 2006 - 177 pages
22 Reviews
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  - John - Goodreads

The first 1/4th of the book is quite good. The author presents a very interesting and intriguing future Earth. However after that it goes downhill. Poor characterization, unbelievable settings, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Themistocles - Goodreads

According to Dick's biographer Sutin, Galactic Pot Healer was not one of Dick's favorite children. Probably one of his gotta-make-ends-meet works. And it kinda shows - the story arc is not that finely ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

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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