Ubik: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 14, 2004 - Fiction - 216 pages
38 Reviews
Philip K. Dick's searing metaphysical comedy of death and salvation is a tour de force of panoramic menace and unfettered slapstick, in which the departed give business advice, shop for their next incarnation, and run the continual risk of dying yet again.


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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

On my to-read list for a long time, Ubik was certainly excellent, although it was infused with a bit more of the spiritual side of Philip K. Dick than I fully relate to. Ubik was mind-bending ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this novel in 2005. This novel lived up to its reputation as one of Dick’s classics. Its theme of personal realities and the imposition of one’s own reality on others echoes ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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