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
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