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The World Jones Made (1956)

The World Jones Made, considered a minor novel, is the third published novel of Philip K. Dick. It was published in the USA in 1956 back to back with the Agent of the Unknon by Margaret St Clair in an Ace Double edition.

Jones was cursed. He could see one year into the future - one year exactly - but he wasn't able to change or affect the course of events in any way. He could only watch them unfold. Jones would see the arrival of the alien organisms called drifters, and watch the waves of fear that would sweep the Earth. Then he would see himself become the leader of this movement, gathering power until he became the supreme dictator of the planet. But would he see the true nature of the drifters and the terrible extent of their powers in time? And when he had his final visions, would Jones be able to find any chance, any way to cheat Fate? (Back cover of 1975 Ace edition).

New: Foreign editions of Philip K. Dick books.

American Editions

  • Ace 1956, 192 pages, 35c, back to back with Agent of The Unknown by Margaret St Clair
  • Ace 1967, 192 pages, 40c, paperback
  • Ace 1975, 192 pages, $1.25, paperback
  • Gregg Press 1979, 192 pages, $12.95, hard cover
  • Bart 1988, 192 pages, $2.95, paperback
  • Vintage 1993, 199 pages, $10.00, trade paperback
  • Mariner 2012, 209 pages, $13.95, trade paperback

British Editions

  • Sidgwick & Jackson 1968, 192 pages, hard cover
  • in "Science Fiction Special #1", Sidgwick & Jackson 1970, 192 pages, hard cover (also contains two novels by Gordon Dickson and Irving A. Greenfield)
  • Panther 1970, 160 p, 25p, paperback
  • New England Library 1976, 160 pages, 60p, paperback
  • Harper Collins 1994, 192 pages, £4.99, paperback
  • Gollancz 2003, 208 pages, paperback
  • Gollancz 2010, 208 pages, £7.99 paperback

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Foreign Editions

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