Galactic Pot-Healer

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Gollancz, 2005 - 192 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  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

A very good (but not quite Ubik-great) Philip Dick novel. A classic Dick future is painted that seems advanced and cheap at the same time; shiny enough but with dustballs in every corner. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - cblaker - LibraryThing

This is a wacked-out, trippy Philip K Dick book with a philosophical heart. A man in a obsolete job in a US run by an overbearing socialist government is offered a job by a mysterious alien. Before I ... Read full review

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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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