Dr. Futurity

Dr. Futurity

Book - 2013
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In a future where death is embraced, a time-traveling doctor is the only one who can savea wounded resistance leader. When Dr. Jim Parsons wakes up from a car accident, he finds himself in a future populated almost entirely by the young. But to keep the world run by the young, death is fetishized, and those who survive to old age are put down. In such a world, Parsons with his innate desire to save lives is a criminal and outcast. But for one revolutionary group, he may be just the savior they need to heal and revive their cryogenically frozen leader.And when he and the group journey to 1500s California, what they find causes them to question what they know about history and the underpinnings of their society. With the jarring immediacy of a car crash, Philip K. Dick throws both the reader and protagonist of "Dr. Futurity" into a bizarre future where healing is a crime and youth rules."
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013.
Edition: First Mariner books edition.
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780547572208
Branch Call Number: SCF DICK
Characteristics: 166 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Doctor Futurity


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Jun 05, 2017

A typical early Dick novel, "Dr. Futurity" immediately makes the reader uncomfortable by describing a future where death is the most important aspect of life, the government controls procreating and tribal factions fracture societies.

fineplan Nov 10, 2016

An interesting novel that was likely ahead of its time... But is rather behind the present time in some aspects. Still, once the confusing world building first half the novel is past and you learn what is really going on... It's pretty fascinating.


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