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by Phillip K Dick,Anthony Heald

  • ISBN: 1433276712
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Phillip K Dick,Anthony Heald
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Findaway World (July 1, 2009)
  • FB2 size: 1587 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Ubik (/ˈjuːbɪk/ YOO-bik) is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. The story is set in a future 1992 where psychic powers are common and utilized in corporate espionage

Ubik (/ˈjuːbɪk/ YOO-bik) is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. The story is set in a future 1992 where psychic powers are common and utilized in corporate espionage. It follows Joe Chip, a technician at a psychic agency who begins to experience strange alterations in reality that can be temporarily reversed by a mysterious store-bought substance called Ubik.

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Phillip K Dick's Ubik flirts with perfection. I inhaled this novel over three days when one of my kids was sick and Christmas break was ending. I started the book on the couch during a Mythbusters marathon. I began reading some of Philip K. Dick’s short stories and quickly became hooked. His style and imagination have left an indelible mark on science fiction since and his influence is unmistakable. His novels are genius, and Ubik may be the best one I have read yet.

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Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story . I liked Ubik, but I doubt it will be among the Phillip K Dick books that I will go back and re-read. Dick (1928-1982) was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. A contemporary of Ursula K. Le Guin, Dick's first short story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," was published shortly after his high-school graduation. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.

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I'd always heard Phillip K. Dick mentioned in the pantheon of sci-fi writers like Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke and Le Guin. But even though these authors are some of my favorites, I'd never read anything by Mr. Dick. So I decided it was time. When I researched his works, I found that Ubik is considered one of his best and that Time magazine had named it one of the 100 all-time novels (written during Time's publication years 1923-2005).

Starting out, I wondered why. While the plot and world building were intriguing, I found the writing a bit clunky (lots of adjectives and made-up words) and the attempt at future technology dated. (not surprising--it was written in 1969 and takes place in 1992). The style reminded me of a sci-fi version of a Phillip Marlowe detective story--a bit cliché even though it may have been the prototype for the cliché.

But as the book progressed, the mood took hold of me, an unsettling feeling like the kind you get in those seconds between dreaming and awakening, when you struggle to figure out which is which. By the end, I knew I'd been treated to a great book, a complex, well-crafted and intertwined story of multiple realities, none of which is ever grounded enough to let you sort through them. But there's something more: these realities make you question your sense of life, like The Matrix without the machines, a floating reality that is the state of being itself.

The ideas rather than the characters are central to this story. Most of the characters are pretty flat. But once you get used to the world (psychic powers, colony on the moon, dead people in half-life), the mood takes over, as what appears to be reality fluctuates and changes.

It's a slow start, but as I stuck with it, I found it well worthwhile, an original work with a deeply unsettling feel. Think Kafka plus Twilight Zone in the Matrix.

Down-to-earth folks whose world view is grounded in what they perceive to be reality should probably avoid this book. But despite some rough edges, I found it to be a great read.
This was my first book that I read by PKD. It did not disappoint. I'm really into sci fi so I'm not sure how I messed his works in the past but plan on reading more in the future.

I think its pretty hard to go into allot of detailed without giving it away. It deals allot with psychics etc and a process of death where people who are basically dead are put in chambers in which they have brain function and are in a dream like state. So pretty sci fi. lol

I don't think its too crazy. I guess I was a bit worried that his books would be so far out there that it would be hard to grasp. I didn't find this book to be this way. He explains everything to understand it in due time. Well maybe not everything. lol

It is a book to make you think and question existence etc. Pretty interesting all around. I plan on reading more of his works.
Aa a near-charter member of PKD's "cult following," I never thought I'd give UBIK, which I always considered one of his late masterpieces, anything less that 5 stars. The problem is that the original version, which I read soon after it came out in 1969, has been extensively revised--I hope by Dick himself. The result is a more elaborate and probably a structurally superior novel, with more characters and an additional major plot line. UBIK was one of Dick's novels that the critics at the time saluted as a work of "genius" which, however, was "flawed." Also, the revised version may be seen to be closer to Dick's central theme, that we all create our own worlds and no one knows what's really going on until near the end of the story, if then. However, the more rational plot development loses some of the intensity and plain terror of the more focused treatment given the original antagonist, and therefore the immense relief I remember feeling when his power is finally blunted. It's as though some of Dick's critics rewrote his book. Still, it's a good read; and I don't doubt that the added aspects, particularly the new plot line based on "deconstruction" theory, are pure PKD.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ubik although I don't think it will necessarily leave a lasting impression; however, some of the ideas, like being able to prolong the death of a loved one for many years, and also being able to communicate with them, definitely inspired some deep thinking.

The world created, the characters, and the general plot seemed well thought out. It did, however, seem like the intention of the book was to keep the twists constant, which can sometimes lead to a disorganized feeling.

And the end... I think I had just been too spoiled by big plot twists that by the time I actually got around to reading this book, it was only natural for me to guess (accurately) how the book would end. Nonetheless, it's the meat in the middle that makes it worth it.

I liked Ubik, but I doubt it will be among the Phillip K Dick books that I will go back and re-read.
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I’m somewhere near the middle of Dick’s Exegesis and I decided to try reading something a little lighter, so I chose Ubik. Whoops! Dick manages to turn one of his recurrent existential themes into a bizarre story. Bizarre in the details of the characters and the setting in the mode of a Dr. Who tv show meets the old Batman series. Bizarre in the theme, like Kafka’s Metamorphosis envelops Lovecraft’s New England. The plot sets two competing corporations against each other; one is full of psychic talent and the other, anti-talents. So far, so good. Very good in fact. Then, the explosion happens and everything becomes more and more weird. Just when you think sense is totally beyond your grasp, Dick ties it all together with a reasonable explanation. The art of the story is truly amazing once you look at if from outside. I found the experience of being inside the story, however, disturbing. Very disturbing!

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