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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.
Having been a fan of PKD for several years, this novel was a breath of fresh-air. The noir-feel and philosophical premise was very well-done and executed. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Emmanuel Akinola
I rarely stop reading books. I got about a quarter in and decided to read some 1 or 2 star reviews to see if people share my frustration. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jopom
A book written not for the sake of telling a coherent story, but more for making you uncomfortable, in that no matter how you twist it, it's unsettlingly complex. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kyle R.
I cannot emphasize this enough. Its like doing acid for the first time, you never come back normal. This book, and PKD in general, is a perception nudger.Published 24 days ago by SIDDHARTH
slow starting story. interesting how as a futurist Philip Dick was spot on.
that made it intersesting.