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"I'll sue you," the door said as the first screw fell out.
Joe Chip said, "I've never been sued by a door. But I guess I can live through it."
Chip works for Glen Runciter's anti-psi security agency, which hires out its talents to block telepathic snooping and paranormal dirty tricks. When its special team tackles a big job on the Moon, something goes terribly wrong. Runciter is killed, it seems--but messages from him now appear on toilet walls, traffic tickets, or product labels. Meanwhile, fragments of reality are timeslipping into past versions: Joe Chip's beloved stereo system reverts to a hand-cranked 78 player with bamboo needles. Why does Runciter's face appear on U.S. coins? Why the repeated ads for a hard-to-find universal panacea called Ubik ("safe when taken as directed")?
The true, chilling state of affairs slowly becomes clear, though the villain isn't who Joe Chip thinks. And this is Dick country, where final truths are never quite final and--with the help of Ubik--the reality/illusion balance can still be tilted the other way. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
For someone, like myself, that values originality and mental stimulation above almost all else, Ubik is a damn near perfect novel.
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I liked this book. Very far out there. Gets your brain going and leaves it there. Similar style to his other worksPublished 13 days ago by Jeffrey D. Allen
PKD, as usual, fulfills the readers expectations . A wonderful novel, with a complicated and layered plot where the reader never knows what is real and what is not. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Ana Sarvan
Great book in the usual line of PKD...i hadent read this one, disturbingly strange, at times difficult to understand but beautiful in its approach about life and technology and the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by David
Classic Science fiction by a master of the genre that also happens to be a great ride with very few slow points. Hang on!Published 20 days ago by Lance Smith
Really loved this book but am at a loss to tell you why. I could not identify with any of the characters, virtually everyone in the story was very weirdly and untastefully dressed... Read morePublished 21 days ago by C. Knight
I absolutely love this book. It's a fascinating tale with layers of mystery, and you are never really sure what's going on, in the best way. I recommend this to everyone!Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I got to be honest, I had completely no idea of what I was going to get into when I started reading Ubik by Philip K. Dick. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony Agbay
Interesting read...may have to go back and check some parts for early spoilers but enjoyed it on both my kindle and my phone...Published 1 month ago by Craig A Hendrickson