GALACTIC POT HEALER
From the back cover of the 1987 Grafton edition
'But Faust always loses' said the Ouasiarachnid
Joe Fernwright's skills as a pot-healer are obsolete. Stuck in a miserable subterranean room, he can't even afford to keep up the payments on his window-hologram. And every week there's a rush to the supermarket before galloping inflation wipes out the value of his dole. Until the Glimmung offers a way out On Plowman's Planet this curiously fallible deity is gathering a team to raise the submerged cathedral of Heldskalla. The Book of Kalends says it can't be done. But following an animated conversation with his own corpse beneath the Mare Nostrum, Joe decides to do bailie with fate itself. ..