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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.
well articulated theme enscapulating multiple planes of existencePublished 8 days ago by Colin Campbell
Great novel. Came on time. Dick is a great writer. Makes confusing concepts follow-able and digestablePublished 9 days ago by Safi
Old school sci-fi that still manages to entertain, remain quasi plausible in some aspects, and make you chuckle from time to time.Published 9 days ago by Embers
I am making a conscious effort to go back and start reading Phillips books again. Knowing his style and thought process brings a whole new level of understanding. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Daniel B. Curran
This was my first Philip Dick book and I really loved it. I will be reading more of his books.Published 13 days ago by ashley kosasih
Pure metaphysical horror. Not for the faint-hearted. However, I found it dated in many ways (ironic, considering the plot... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Magda
Here's the thing about Phillip K. Dick.
He was the guy that everyone else was ripping off for their stuff to seem original. Read more