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  - Eric Secrist - Goodreads

Darker than the other Dick books that I have read, the underwater world is horrifying - but I like it when books put a scare in me. The ending leaves much to be desired. The main character feels like a reflection of Dick himself, but like all Dick books, Joe is a partial reflection of myself. Read full review

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User Review  - Todd Martin - Goodreads

Galactic Pot-Healer is one of Philip K. Dick's weirder books (and that's saying a lot). If you distilled the dreams of a schizophrenic with dissociative disorders on hallucinogenic mushrooms … you ... 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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