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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.
Ubik was my book club book for this month and my first time reading Philip K. Dick. It was a fun read and I enjoyed it. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Jen R
PKD at his best. Fast, intense, hard driving story with many twists and turns. With each book of his I realize how far ahead of his time he was, and how much of today's sci-fi was... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Noah Wan
Compelling. Makes you start to question your own reality. For the intellectual and anyone who enjoys well written ScFi for its own sake.Published 22 days ago by Judith A. Martin
Excellent book that takes you on a trip inside the human experience of death.Published 26 days ago by Al Cohole
Strange book. Read it because it was recommended as one of the top 50 sci/fi books. Not awesome as some reviewed, but still a decent read.Published 1 month ago by Scogle
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 2 months ago by Jeffrey D. Allen