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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.
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 2 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 5 days ago by Rodrigo Bressane
Wasn't happy with the condition of the book. Was advertised, as I recall, in "Very Good" condition--while spine was intact and text legible, cover was in kind of lousy,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by John W. Pierard
First: the bad. PKD had a tendency to write highly allegorical characters based on archetypes, which is good for a parable but bad for a serious story. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Threetails
Phillip K. Dick has wonderfully inventive ideas, but his characters do not feel like anyone I know, the dialogue is stiff, and the plot does not reflect the way people really act.Published 13 days ago by Jim Vekasi
Ubik is an amazing unique story about perceptions of reality. What is real or unreal is the question the main character Joe Chip was continually having to guess at.Published 18 days ago by Jim B.
I loved reading and listening to this book. It was a amusing read and not a bore at all. I look forward to reading more by this author.Published 23 days ago by Brock101