Time Out of Joint

about pkd
body of work
films
media
content
links
Time out of joint home
pkd graphic
Time Out of Joint  
Time Out of Joint
By Philip K. Dick

Originally published in 1959
Trade paperback published by Vintage
Currently available

  Plot Summary:
Time Out of Joint is Philip K. Dick’s classic depiction of the disorienting disparity between the world as we think it is and the world as it actually is. The year is 1998, although Ragle Gumm doesn’t know that. He thinks it’s 1959. He also thinks that he served in World War II, that he lives in a quiet little community, and that he really is the world’s long-standing champion of newspaper puzzle contests. It is only after a series of troubling hallucinations that he begins to suspect otherwise. And once he pursues his suspicions, he begins to see how he is the center of a universe gone terribly awry.

  Reviews
"This is a very strong book by Dick. The plot and characters are creative and well-developed. The setting and situations leave lots to the reader's imagination and employ strong elements of paranoia, schizophrenia and hallucination. The main character is placed in a universe where even the laws of time are controlled by an outside source. Written in 1959, Time Out Of Joint is a great example of Dick's earlier work. " Read more...
    Jason Koornick, philipKdickFans.com, 2000


"Ragle Gumm is a perfectly realised example of the classic Dick protagonist; the paranoid man who discovers he has every reason to be paranoid because he inhabits a world where people know more about him than he does and reality itself is fluid. " Read more...
    Martin Lewis, SFSite.com, 2003


Time Out Of Joint Cover Art Gallery

Time Out Of Joint
Time Out Of Joint 2
Time Out Of Joint 3
Time Out Of Joint 4
Time Out Of Joint 5
Time Out Of Joint 6 (German)
Time Out Of Joint 7 (French)
Time Out Of Joint 8
Time Out Of Joint 9
Time Out Of Joint 10 (German)
Time Out Of Joint 11 (French) Artist: Pierre Faucheux
Time Out Of Joint 12 (French)
Time Out Of Joint 13 (British)
Time Out Of Joint 14 (Italian)
Time Out Of Joint 15
Time Out Of Joint 16 (Portugese)
Time Out Of Joint 17 (Italian)
Time Out Of Joint 18
Time Out Of Joint 19
Return to list of all PKD novels    |    See list of all PKD short stories
pkd graphic
Home   |   About the Author   |   Novels   |   Stories   |   Essays and Other Works   |   Films
In the Media   |   Exclusive Content   |   Contacts   |   Fan Site   |   Site Map