The World Jones Made

Dick, Philip K.

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First printing of Ace Books F-429 mass market paperback edition which was the first separate book publication after Ace Double D-150 (1956). 192pp. Pictorial paper covers. 40c cover price. Signed by Dick to title page. Book is in As New, unread condition [only opened for signature]. Miniscule production rub to spine base right corner. " [In] The World Jones Made' Philip K. Dick examin[es] notions of precognition, humanity, and politics. The World Jones Made is set in 2002 AD. On a then-future post-apocalyptic Earth, there was a devastating conflict that involved the use of nuclear weapons. Many United States cities were targeted, and the Peoples Republic of China (and Soviet Union) also collapsed, leading to the imposition of a Federal World Government (Fedgov). In this dystopia, Relativism emerged as the governing political orthodoxy. Relativism is said to be a moral and ethical philosophy that states everyone is free to believe what they wish, as long as they don't make anyone else try to follow that principle, which has become established law after the destructiveness of the war unleashed by ideologies. (However, dissidents from that orthodoxy do end up in forced labor camps). This sacrosanct principle is challenged by a man named Floyd Jones, whose assertions about the future prove correct. Relativism enables legal consumption of drugs like heroin and marijuana, as well as watching live sex shows with hermaphrodite human mutants. Due to the mutagenic effects of radiation from wartime nuclear exchanges, mutants earn their living within the entertainment industry, although one group has been subjected to deliberate genetic engineering, which later enables them to settle an (inhabitable) Venus. Doug Cussick is an agent of Fedgov, and his involvement with Jones encompasses this book. Jones has precognitive abilities that let him see a year into the future, which allows Dick to explore questions of predestination, free will and determinism. Fedgov (and Jones) encounter an apparently unintelligent alien lifeforms named Drifters, which turn out to be one gamete of a spore-based migratory alien life form, and whose xenophobic destruction leads to alien quarantine of the Solar System. Jones foresees his own birth (and death) one year before they actually happen, but makes no attempt to stop the latter event. However, he and his followers create a cult that overthrows Fedgov, leading to the resettlement of Doug, his wife Nina and their three year-old son on Venus, in an artificial habitat. The novel addresses questions of Jones' agenda and trustworthiness, as well as the ambiguous benefits of individual precognition." - wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The World Jones Made
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: Paperback
Illustrator: Cover Art By Kelly Freas
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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