Ubik by Philip K. DickUbik by Philip K. Dick

Ubik

byPhilip K. Dick

Paperback | April 17, 2012

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Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business-deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when&nbsphis team is ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured.&nbsp Soon, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, like Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all.
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 to deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the natur...
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Title:UbikFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547572298

ISBN - 13:9780547572291

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind-bending Amazing. Takes a while to adjust back top reality after putting it down.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit of a thrill ride Another classic sci-fi book that feels a little like the author was making it up as he was writing, but in this case the story was interesting enough that the stream of consciousness thing actually knid of works.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Just started reading Philip K Dick's books and I gotta say I am a huge fan! There's a lot of parallel themes in his novels and similar things in multiple worlds (I just finished reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep). The worlds he builds are genuinely so rich and complex - I find myself completely enthralled in his books. Ubik was really good, super plot heavy and thrilling. Things change at a quick pace and you find yourself hanging onto every word to find out what happens next. I had to keep rereading to keep up with all the plot twists. I didn't particularly like the protagonist in this novel but still found it a great read!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book one of dick's many great sci-fi novels
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME - FOR GOOD REASON.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down... It took a couple novels before becoming accustom to P.K. Dick's writing style. It becomes absolutely addictive and entrancing. This novel is my favourite of his works to date...
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! It proves once again the genius of one the the genre masters, and my second all times favorite sci fi authors, K. Dick (Herbert being the first, if anybody wonders...)
Date published: 2014-08-19