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Ubik is a science fiction novel written by Philip K. It follows the story of Joe Chip, a technician at Runciter Associates. When an explosion kills Joe Chip's boss, Glen Runciter, strange things begin to happen.
Translated from the Polish by Robert Abernathy. No one in his right mind seeks the psychological truth about crime in detective stories. Whoever seeks such truth will turn rather to Crime and Punishment.
Date code 'K 10' [10th week of ] on page No date on the title page. Why it took so long to publish is a mystery.
The story is set in a future where psychic powers are common and utilized in corporate espionage. Ubik is one of Dick's most acclaimed novels. Init was chosen by Time magazine as one of the greatest novels since
Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. Exploring ideas involving the mind and soul, Philip here has created a book that is easy to read and yet engaging and troubling.
By now, science fiction author Philip K. Dick's flirtations with reality are legendary. Season 4 of a television adaptation of that classic is due later this year. He's written numerous stories over the course of his influential career in which he presents either alternate realities or, more commonly, dubious ones.
All rights reserved. Ubik by Philip K. The posthumous celebration of this author is based on a belated recognition that creativity in the conceptual underpinnings of fiction can be as important as experimentation with language.