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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Complete Audiobook

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Galactic Pot-Healer is a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1969. The novel deals with a number of philosophical and political issues such as repressive societies, fatalism, and the search for meaning in life.

The novel takes place in a dismal future America, the "Communal North American Citizen's Republic." The United States government has become extremely intrusive and repressive, monitoring the actions, speech and even thoughts of its citizens.

The protagonist, Joe Fernwright, is a pot-healer, one who can perfectly restore pottery to brand new condition. Joe finds himself constantly depressed and idle at the opening of the novel. He is unemployed and on a war veteran's social security benefit, given that ceramic pottery has been replaced by plastics, and his profession is not in great demand. He longs for purpose and meaning in life. His one entertainment is to call various friends on the worldwide telephone network and swap puzzles. These puzzles are based on imperfect translations of sayings and book titles obtained by using language translation computers available to anyone. The object of the game is to guess the original from the translation.

Joe finds meaning when he is summoned to "Plowman's Planet"/Sirius Five by a mysterious highly evolved alien, Glimmung, with seemingly godlike powers. Along with other similarly talented but depressed and alienated people and creatures from all over the galaxy they are employed by Glimmung, in a grand endeavor to raise an ancient sunken cathedral from the ocean floor.

Glimmung is also in a struggle with the Kalends, a species gifted with precognition who are constantly writing a book that supposedly foretells the future, one which inevitably is proven right. Glimmung is determined to continue with his struggle, even when the book predicts certain failure.

At the conclusion of the book, Fernwright and his companions are offered the opportunity to join a gestalt or hive mind that also encompasses Glimmung. Fernwright and an unnamed octopoid companion alone refuse the offer. Fernwright is then given various options, such as going back to earth, going with the octopoid to its planet, going to Mali's planet ( a young humanoid female he had become romantically involved with and who chose to become a part of the collective conscious ) or stay back on Sirius Five. The octopoid also suggests to him that he should start creating pots with the tools Glimmung has given him instead of just healing them. The story ends by saying the first pot he created was 'awful.'

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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 01 ::




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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 02 ::




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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 03 ::




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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 04 ::




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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 05 ::
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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 06 ::
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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 07 ::
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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Chapter 08 ::
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Philip K Dick :: Galactic Pot Healer :: Complete Audiobook ::
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