A prophetic and unsettling chronicle detailing the rise and fall of a post-nuclear messiah, by the author of BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT Floyd Jones is sullen, ungainly and quite possibly mad, but he really can see exactly one year into the future. And this talent means that in a very short time he rises from being a disgruntled carnival fortune-teller to convulse an entire planet.
For Jones becomes a demagogue, whipping up the ideal-starved population into a frenzy against the threat of the 'drifters', enormous single-cell protoplasms that may be landing on Earth soon.
But, in a world of engineered mutants, hermaphrodite sex performers in drug-fuelled nightclubs, Jones is a tragic messiah.
His limited precognition renders him helpless because he cannot bring himself to fight against what he knows will happen ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 14/10/2010
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575098985
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Review by Arten60
The themes that PK liked to explore were in this novel but the strongest impression I took from it was the idea that the earth is a living cell living inside a great being. I used to think Philip was a Gnostic he was certainly influenced by them. Looks to me like he was also influenced by panpsychism.
Review by rlangston
Not Dick's best as it struggles to combine a number of different themes and concepts, but very readable.