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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel The World Jones Made

Philip K. Dick wrote and published the 1956 science fiction novel named The World Jones Made. Dick received popularity as an American writer who enjoyed writing about humanity, politics and foresight.

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Genre: Science Fiction                                             

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.62 of 5

My Rating: 7.5 of 10

Published: 1956

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

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Review and Summary of The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick

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The novel offers another masterpiece of Philip Dick in which he examines the notions of politics, humanity, and precognition. It was his first experiment with pre-cog, but he also introduces his beliefs that there is a need for human creativity and social development.

The story revolved around the devastating conflict taking place because of atomic bombs or weapons in which many American cities became targeted. Also, the People’s Republic of China collapses and leads to imposing the Federal World Government.

In this whole devastating scenario, Relativism emerged as a governing political orthodoxy. But this scenario changed when the main character name Floyd Jones identified the sacrosanct principle.

Relativism starts and creates so much power that they allowed open use and selling of drugs. Also, it allows watching live sex shows by which mutants receive every power in their hands. A genetic engineering group allowed inhabitants to settle in Venus and colonise the planet as soon as possible.

Another character name Doug Cussick who was a Fedgov agent works with Jones, which comprises the ultimate power to look in the future of one year which solves his questions about pre-cog. It also gives some major ideas about predestination and free will to Doug. They work together to get the conditions under control.

Afterwards Fedgov caught an unintelligent alien named Drifters. Drifters was a gamete of a spore-based migratory alien. They show these Drifters in the story to give Jones a rallying point for his xenophobic flowers. There was a point when they compared the rise of Jones to the historic fall of the Weimar Public and Hitler’s increasing popularity. As Jones becomes gifted and sees a future in advance, he changes into a charismatic leader with a number of followers.

Final Say on The Science Fiction of The World Jones Made

The book is all about the fall and rise of the governing party and a human with the ultimate power. The author gave the main character the privilege to see the future in advance and used his skills to assist people. I rate this book a 7.5 out of 10 because of the interesting and fascinating storyline. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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