Galactic Pot-Healer Book Summary and Study Guide

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An unemployed potter in a near future earth is visited by the manifestation of an alien from a far off planet. The alien is seeking help lifting a cathedral from the bottom of an ocean and fixing it up.
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GALACTIC POT-HEALER is a book written by Philip K. Dick in 1969.

Joe Fernwright is an out-of-work pot-healer who is hired by The Glimmung, a huge creature living on the Plowman's planet. Leaving the earthian repressive society, Joe must join several other craftsmen who will help The Glimmung to raise from the bottom of the ocean MARE NOSTRUM an ancient temple called Heldscalla. By doing so, peace will be brought back to the planet.

One of the greatest Philip K. Dick's books.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   neutral aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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