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Sep 06

More like Galactic Pot-Dealer, amirite?Click for bigger hat

Tag Wizard Comments: Nothing to see here. I just wanted to use my “ridiculous hat” tag.

Published 1974

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.44 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Galactic Pot-Healer”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Flow My Tears, the Author Said” when Phil Dick witnessed his publisher’s latest atrocious cover art.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Rejected concept art for the Stallone Judge Dredd?

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Looks like they slapped the funny hat and the oversized aviator sunglasses on Michelangelo’s
    David.

  4. fred Says:

    An orrery hat?
    The Pan Science Fiction Cover. No hats, possibly helmets, but no hats.
    http://stuffpoint.com/philip-k-dick/image/419249-philip-k-dick-galactic-pot-healer-cover.jpg

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    I bet the artist dropped a pretty big f-bomb when he stepped back and realized he painted asymmetric sunglasses.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Aren’t the policemen looking younger these days? No, not younger… weirder.

  7. MisterBob Says:

    Wot no Purple Helmet tag ?

  8. Ray P Says:

    Concept art for the Stallone remake of Truffaut’s version of Fahrenheit 451. Or the portrait of author Harlan Ellison as a young man.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    As ways to tell Pugh and Pugh apart go this was one of the less daft ones.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    We can’t stop here, this is dick cuntry!

  11. Ray P Says:

    Stallone f451 – like Trumpton but with a higher body-count. Edgar Wright directs.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    I had no idea that in the 23rd century conquistador helmets and tinted lab goggles would become the height of fashion.

    Also: What’s a “Pot-Healer”?

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    I will assume he has a cone-shaped head that fits snugly inside that helmet.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: a pot-healer heals pots. As we all know, fractal geometry means that a ceramic that’s cracked in pieces can never exactly fit back together using known technology- but this is The Future. So Joe Chip, despite not really making much money on Earth, is the one person who can fuse shattered things seamlessly, which is handy as there’s a cathedral needs fixing on another planet. It’s also connected with Gnosticism, the Book of Isiah, Debussy and sarcastic robots, plus PKD accidentally invents the Babel Fish English-to-English Translator game in 1969.

    Standard Phil Dick stuff, really.

  15. NGpm Says:

    So the *pot* healer aka a doctor who will give scrip for joints is by the same author as the man in the *high* castle ….

    Wonder why the castle is high? Well, wonder no longer!

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So…what colour is the galactic kettle-healer?

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Misread the title as ‘Garlic Pot-Healer’. Something in the vein of ‘Horse-whisperer’, but for plants?

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