Dr. Futurity

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 16, 2013 - Fiction - 177 pages

From the author of Solar Lottery, in a future where death is embraced, a time-traveling doctor is the only one who can save a wounded resistance leader. 

When Dr. Jim Parsons wakes up from a car accident, he finds himself in a future populated almost entirely by the young. But to keep the world run by the young, death is fetishized, and those who survive to old age are put down. In such a world, Parsons—with his innate desire to save lives—is a criminal and outcast. But for one revolutionary group, he may be just the savior they need to heal and revive their cryogenically frozen leader. And when he and the group journey to 1500s California, what they find causes them to question what they know about history and the underpinnings of their society. 

With the jarring immediacy of a car crash, Philip K. Dick throws both the reader and protagonist of Dr. Futurity into a bizarre future where healing is a crime and youth rules.

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User Review  - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing

A fairly standard PKD romp through the exploration of space and time. I was satisfied with the characters and the plot, though they did not seem to be as detailed and in depth as many of other PKD ... Read full review

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User Review  - rameau - LibraryThing

Pretty minor Dick, but still has the jazzy improv feel of his later novels The Simulacra and Clans of the Alphane Moon. Supposedly Van Vogt would slam two unrelated novellas together to make a novel. This seemed like that. Some of PKD's tics (Mars, classical music, German) make cameos. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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