Galactic Pot-Healer

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Gollancz, 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  - Neil White - Goodreads

This was a weird one, even for Dick. I loved the dystopian earth beginning, and the very end, but the middle parts just felt a little spare and lacking. But, at less than 200 pages, there's only so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Artnoose Noose - Goodreads

This copy is so old that it came with a color ad for Kent Menthol 100s bound in the middle of the book. In my attempt to read more books this year, I have run through a stream of short science fiction ... Read full review

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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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