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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.
Such a sweet time reading prophastic! I'm dead! Ohh if only there was an anti-animator to stop me. Hehehe. I will eat yo soul.Published 5 days ago by dan
My first PKD experience (non-cinematic), I enjoyed it. It kept me guessing as to what was really going on and it is a quick, leisurely read.Published 18 days ago by Lincoln Terrell
I absolutely love this book! It's a mind warp till the very end! Classic PKD.Published 21 days ago by KtK
This book will break you mind. It is a meta conversation of consumer culture meets sci-fiPublished 24 days ago by J. P. Meyer
Just when you think you know what's going on, the book throws another curveball at you. It's not clever, it's downright devious.Published 29 days ago by Craig
I can see for 1969 how ahead of it's time this was...BUT, it was not a page turner or even a lazy, easy read. So just three stars. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edgar
I appreciate the author's diction and style but found myself mired in the pace of the action.Published 1 month ago by Judy Fields
One of Philip K. Dick's better works. Surprised I never heard of it. Plot takes many twists and turns of reality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JohnnyKinPA