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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.
The narrator did a great job with all the voices and the story was very interesting and well written.
His plots are the most complex I have ever encountered in literature, surpassing even the convuluted multiplexity of other science fiction works.
The story itself starts slow and gains steam in the 2nd half of the book, which by the way at only 200 pages is just right.
If you like your sci-fi bizarre,then this is for you. As usual,with Phillip K. Dick,it's a highly creative story and fully entertaining. He does have imagination. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Randolph O. Saluga
Not his best work, but its still awesome. No point in passing it up if you like his stuff! I'm glad i read it.Published 3 days ago by Lee McEwen
Best Sci fi Novel I ever read! The hype is true, no reader leaves unscathed. Don't hesitate, don't turn left or right, read it now!Published 6 days ago by JEFFREY F WILKINSON
It was a great book, very unexpected plot development. Good characters.Published 8 days ago by Cameron Neal
Ubik is solidly in the tradition of Philip K. Dick. It is thought-provoking and avant garde literature. There is really nothing like it. I highly recommend it.Published 13 days ago by Thomas J Webster
My wife's book, I have not yet read it !! She likes it so far.Published 25 days ago by Mr. Edward J. Antonik
Fans of Dick won't be disappointed. This book has all the common elements: dystopia, interesting characters, paranoia, and a narrative that leaves readers a bit at sea with... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Josh Miner