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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.
A captivating read, i was unable to put it down once I started reading. If you haven't read this and you're a SciFi/PKD fan, read it now.Published 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I have read some Phillip Dick. I especially like the movie Blade Runner and the book it was based on. This book immediately left me in the dust. It is purely science fiction. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Dierk Sr.
Philip K. Dick was a master of transcendental, mind-twist science fiction. Ubik is the one book that has it all, yet is accessible and not as well known. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jason Panutsos
This was very weird and really cool. Probably won't make a movie. I like it!Published 6 days ago by Bill Mabrey
Terrifying concepts that keep you engaged. Some of PKD's finest writing.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
His language and dialog are crisp and the scenes move along with the touch of the master. As to the story itself, well, you are entering a future where lives can be prolonged in a... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Nicholas R. Demartino
This is one of the best books I've read. It gibbered at me from dark corners for weeks. Consumate trap door reality.Published 19 days ago by Michaele Jordan
This is the usual Philip K Dick in that there are several realities and you are not sure which one you are in at any given time. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bill Mosier
The task of imagining the future has been taken by many writers from past generations. "Ubik" is one example of such diligence achieved in a way that nothing seems dull to... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Rodrigo Bressane