Ubik: The Screenplay by Philip K. DickUbik: The Screenplay by Philip K. Dick

Ubik: The Screenplay

byPhilip K. Dick

Paperback | April 17, 2012

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An accident has occurred. Joe Chip and his colleagues-all but one of them-have narrowly escaped an explosion at a moon base. Or is it the other way round? Did Joe and the others die, and did the one fatality, Glen Runciter, actually survive? . . . From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you'll never be sure you've woken up from."-Lev Grossman, Time In 1974, Philip K. Dick was commissioned to write a screenplay based on his novel Ubik . The film was eventually scrapped, but the screenplay was saved and later published in 1985. Featuring scenes that are not in the book and a surreal playfulness-the style of the writing goes back in time just like the technology in the book's dreamworld-this screenplay is the only one Dick wrote and features his signature mix of paranoia, humor, and big-idea philosophy. "
Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928-1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the n...
Title:Ubik: The ScreenplayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.48 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547572697

ISBN - 13:9780547572697

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