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Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortuneteller at a postapocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may be able to free society from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hit man on his tail.
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Floyd Jones is sullen, ungainly, and quite possibly mad, but in a very short time he will rise from telling fortunes at a mutant carnival to convulsing an entire planet. For although Jones has the power to see the future -- a power that makes his life a torment -- his real gift lies elsewhere: in his ability to make people dream again in a world where dreaming has been made illegal, even when the dream is indistinguishable from a nightmare.
In Philip K. Dick's unsettling chronicle of the rise and fall of a postnuclear messiah, readers will find a novel that is as minutely realistic as it is prophetic. For along with its engineered mutants, hermaphroditic sex performers, and protoplasmic drifters from the stars, The World Jones Made gives us nothing less than a deadly accurate reading of our own hunger for belief.
"The fact that what Dick is entertaining us about is reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation -- this has escaped most critics. Nobody notices that we have our own homegrown Borges."
-- Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic
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Book Description Boston. Gregg Press. 1979, 1979. 1st prtg. ISBN#: 0-8398-2483-1.HC. Ex-lib. 'Withdrawn' stamp & green marker line on top edge of leaves; label at heel of spine removed wi/light rem. glue/outline else no ext. marks; stamps on title pp/margins of a couple inner leaves else G-VG wi/light-mod. crnr wear. . Seller Inventory # 701275
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1979. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96993464
Book Description G K Hall & Co., Boston, MA, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Very Good hardcover. No dust jacket. First Edition from Gregg Press. Light shelfwear to exterior includes rubbing, bumping to corners. Pages and text are clean and bright. Overall an attractive copy. 192 pp. Seller Inventory # 13562
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Hard Cover. First Thus. First Printing, November 1979, no additional printings; 8vo, green cloth, no dj as issued; vg- (light bumping to spine ends; faint spots on top half of spine; several white spots on side edges of boards); 192pp. Seller Inventory # 16260
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0839824831
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Text offset from that of the 1956 Ace edition. New introduction by Glenn Chang. Future authoritarian dystopia. "The eponymous Jones is an unhappy dictator who can foresee the future, by exactly one year. Its author's second novel from the period before he had come into his full powers." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1995), p. 427. "A spectacular, brim-full grab bag of ideas." - Damon Knight. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 260. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#21093). Seller Inventory # 21093
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, MA, USA, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. First Hardcover Edition. Green cloth with spine printing in gilt. Reprint of the 1956 Ace double (D-150.) First printing November 1979 stated on copyright page. Frontispiece art by Hannah Shapero. New introduction by Glenn Ghang. A fine book, as new, never read. Seller Inventory # 012439
Book Description Gregg Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Ed Thus. First edition thus. Near fine condition, very slight over all wear. Book. Seller Inventory # 23561
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0839824831
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First American hardbound edition ; includes a new introduction by Glenn Chang. Gregg Press published mainly for the library trade so relatively few copies were offered for sale retail. This is a fine copy, without dust jacket as issued. Seller Inventory # 5227d