Ubik

Ubik Ubik ju b k EW bik is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K Dick It is one of Dick s most acclaimed novels It was chosen by Time magazine as one of the greatest novels since
  • Title: Ubik
  • Author: Philip K. Dick David Alabort Manuel Espín
  • ISBN: 9788498000832
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ubik
    Ubik ju b k EW bik is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K Dick It is one of Dick s most acclaimed novels It was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest novels since 1923 In his review for Time, critic Lev Grossman described it as a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you ll never be sure you ve woken up from ThUbik ju b k EW bik is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K Dick It is one of Dick s most acclaimed novels It was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest novels since 1923 In his review for Time, critic Lev Grossman described it as a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you ll never be sure you ve woken up from The novel takes place in the North American Confederation of 1992, where civilians regularly travel to the Moon, and psi phenomena are common The novel s protagonist, Joe Chip, is a debt ridden technician for Glen Runciter s prudence organization, which employs people with the ability to block psychic powers like an anti telepath, preventing a telepath from reading a mind to help enforce privacy Runciter runs the company with the assistance of his deceased wife Ella, who is kept in a state of half life, a form of cryonic suspension that gives the deceased limited consciousness and the ability to communicate.
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  • Philip K. Dick David Alabort Manuel Espín

    Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since 1923 In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.

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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 aMythbustersmarathon By page fifty I wanted to shut the door and leave my kids to forage in the refrigerator for Gatorade and string cheese And on Sunday night, when I closed the book, I felt satisfied and excited with a novel in a way that doesn t happen much Ubik is fun, smart, and exhilarating Ok, let me take a sho [...]


  • 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 Telling an inventive sci fi tale that is entertaining on its surface, this is also a theological metaphor that keeps the reader thinking and trying to figure out what in the world PKD is getting at His brilliance is compelling and his fora [...]


  • I am Ubik Before the universe was, I am Philip K Dick, UbikI made the suns I made the worlds I created the lives and the places they inhabit I move them here, I put them there They go as I say, then do as I tell them I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows I am called Ubik, but that is not my name I am I shall always be Philip K Dick, UbikFriends, this wild review is 100% PKD approved Ubik the review is only seconds away Ubik the review is easy to read, easy to und [...]


  • A clever, original and often very funny sci fi story It is about psychic power battles, the nature of death, alternative reality and changing the past Or not.FUN, FUN, FUN the clothesIt was published in 1969 and starts off in a sufficiently plausible but amusingly implausible 1992 In particular, the clothes take the flamboyance of the late 60s to extraordinary heights, for no obvious reason, other than fun On the second page, we meet a man wearing a tabby fur blazer and pointed yellow shoes , wh [...]


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  • He felt all at once like an ineffectual moth, fluttering at the windowpane of reality, dimly seeing it from outside Philip K Dick, UbikOver the top zany madness, Philip K Dick s 1969 acclaimed work of science fiction opens in the year 1992, by which time humanity has colonized the Moon aka Luna and individuals having various psychic powers are commonplace, so much so some companies hire men and women called telepaths or precogs based on their power to predict the future and other companies hire [...]


  • Ahora comprendo por qu Philip K Dick es uno de los grandes dioses de la ciencia ficci n Ubik no es un libro Es toda una pel cula Todo en l se lee como si fuera un perfecto gui n cinematogr fico Me atrever a a decir que Ubik es como si en una coctelera mezcl ramos las pel culas The Matrix, Minority Report e Inception, y lo m s gracioso es que Minority Report fue tambi n un libro escrito por Dick Joe Chip es el protagonista principal de esta historia que lo tiene todo en lo que a ciencia ficci n r [...]


  • He felt all at once like an ineffectual moth, fluttering at the windowpane of reality, dimly seeing it from the outside Philip K Dick A fool and his poscreds are soon parted Kevin AnsbroPlease allow me to preface my review by stating that sci fi is not normally my thang Aside from Asimov, when I was a teenager, I ve preferred to watch it, and write it, rather than read it In fact, were it not for Obi Wan Cecily s recommendation, I might have erroneously imagined Philip K Dick to have been a 1970 [...]


  • It took me 40 years to get around to it, but I finally dived into PKD s reality bending novels over the last two years, and this one is excellent UBIK is much stranger and darkly humorous than Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep It starts out with a very far fetched future world set in 1992, and the plot revolves around telepaths, inertials, prudence organizations, snarky coin operated household appliances, cold pac half life moratoriums, crazily excessive clothing styles, mysterious life enhan [...]


  • Mind blown Philip K Dick is generally very welled loved by the sf readership, nobody writes quite like him His novels tend to mess with my head and leave me WTF ing, wondering where I am and what is going on In a good way of course.It is difficult for me to choose a Dick favorite, I have never read anything by him that I did not like Still, if I must choose one I would choose Ubik The different layers of reality remind me of The Matrix, Inception and Ursula Le Guin s The Lathe of Heaven None of [...]


  • Once again I bow to the genius that is Philip K Dick I m envious of his madness really because it s so wonderfully controlled I really do think that he was born in the wrong time, or maybe he s visiting from the future, or maybe he s an alien Needless to say I loved the book Packed full of adventure, original as always and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.


  • This review can be found on Amaranthine Reads.I am Ubik Before the universe was, I am I made the suns I made the worlds I created the lives and the places they inhabit I move them here, I put them there They go as I say, then do as I tell them I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows I am called Ubik, but that is not my name I am I shall always be.Three stars, but also four stars, and two stars, and five stars and only one I ve not read much sci fi and I just can t [...]


  • This is one of Philip K Dick s strangest novels Those who have read his novels know that is saying a lot But there were a few surprises for me This is one of his wittiest novels There are a lot of clever moments especially at the beginning Yet sooner or later Dick will take you into the weird dimension and he does it with finesse I do not have the patience to describe the plot Even the description at the top is lacking But all the necessary ingredients frustrated protagonists, strange alternate [...]


  • INSERT COIN FOR SENSEero un inerziale e non lo sapevo neutralizzavo preventivamente un attivit psi, e quel che peggio lo facevo in assenza di talento specifico voglio dire, dopo tre giorni di lettura tipo frapp lisergico, son qui a chiedermi come ubik ho fatto a non aver mai frequentato questo libro prevenzione anti fantascienza, direi, pi forte delle sollecitazioni a rilascio potenziale da parte di telepati vicini by the way se anche i suoi esegeti concordano che dick scrive maluccio, posso con [...]


  • Our own homegrown Borges is how Ursula Le Guin describes Philip K Dick, because they both use writing to question the nature of reality Both writers assume that everything is up for debate the story, the page it s written on, the author writing it Dick is my favorite of the pack of mid century science fiction writers The Big Three of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, plus Bradbury, Le Guin and him He s best known as a short story writer of his 44 novels, The Man in the High Castle is his most famous [...]


  • I have one all time favorite movie aside from adaptions of Hamlet The Matrix I novelized this movie before writing my own novel and am still processing I asked if they knew of any books like this movie, and I received two suggestions by P.K Dick, Ubik, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep For some time this year I left the pleasures of reading to pursue my dreams of writing I set out a plan read literary magazines and short stories, write literary stories and get published, publish a bunch an [...]


  • While I was reading this book, a bomb exploded in my apartment, tearing my paperback copy of Ubik to pieces The book had been badly burned and found itself in tatters After placing it into a protective cooler packed with solid state carbon dioxide, I rushed to take it to a local book shop located next to the morgue to see if there was any hope of putting the pages back together, or at least what was left of them, to be able to commune with it my cherished, fragile half book every once in a while [...]


  • Come possibile che Philip K Dick sia stato nascosto ai miei occhi fino ad oggi E io, in che parte dell universo ho vissuto per non aver mai letto niente di suo Sono allibita, sono sconcertata dalla mia ignoranza Vergogna Certo che per avere delle paranoie simili, tanto bene Philip non doveva stare Perch un conto non sapere se si vivi o morti e va b uno non lo sa e continua per la sua strada, un altro non sapere che si morti ma sospettarlo fortemente brividi Questo romanzo visionario mi sembra ri [...]


  • The concept behind Ubik is as brilliant as any of Philip K Dick s ideas Glen Runciter is dead, or maybe he s not All the people who work for him in his anti paranormal Prudence Organization are dead, or maybe they re not But even if they re dead having been attacked by the big Kahuna of paranormal activity , they re being kept in half life at a Swiss cryogenic facility where they may now be under attack from a soul predator who sucks the vitality out of their half life, devouring them to power h [...]


  • I don t know why but I always get a huge kick out of reading an older sci fi story that was set in the near future, but it s a date I ve lived through In 2001, I d just randomly shout, Kubrick and Clarke were wrong, We don t have bases on the moon Those fools This is another one where Phil didn t exactly nail 1992 writing in 1969, but it s still a pretty good story.In this 1992, there are people with psionic powers like telepathy or precognition that are used for industrial sabotage, and rival f [...]


  • La relativit della vita Prima che l universo fosse, io ero Dick, mai come in questo romanzo, destruttura i dogmi che noi attribuiamo al contesto reale sbriciola ogni nostra certezza e ci espone a un implacabile vulnerabilit che si esplica in una sequela di quesiti senza risoluzione n risposte soddisfacenti.Particolarmente indovinata la triplice interpretazione di Ubik, ognuna interessante per i molteplici spunti che si possono ricavare Ubik l incarnazione del consumismo, cio di quel particolare [...]


  • Una sostanza sfuggente E solo il secondo libro che leggo di Dick ma mi sono ritrovata fra le mani un filo e non posso ignorarlo.In entrambe le letture l altra era Tempo fuori luogo del 1959, mentre Ubik stato pubblicato esattamente dieci anni dopo ho trovato Un protagonista che vive un disagio, un fallimento esistenziale La quotidianit che si spezza all improvviso Qualcosa che sia imprevisto sia di primo acchito invisibile all occhio e alla coscienza viene a minare un equilibrio che si credeva s [...]


  • This book is pure genius Even when I was as confused as Joe Chip about what in the hell was really going on, I loved every second of it The concept behind this novel is brilliant We spend a great deal of it unsure of what is real and what isn t and some of the ideas Dick manages to throw in as the story progresses had me grinning and shaking my head at the crazy logic of it all.One of my favourites was the question of whether or not you can out random a guy who had precogs tell him your every mo [...]


  • Hey, what happened to my review It was here recently but now seems to have vanished Maybe it died in a bomb blast on the moon Or maybe it crawled, weakened and frightened, into my closet in the middle of the night to die Or maybe it s not dead at all Maybe I m dead, and my review is alive, trying to reach me through various apparitions in what I perceive to be reality Or maybe it s all different One thing s for sure I m going to need a lot of Ubik.


  • I read recently that one shouldn t read than one PKD novel a month It is simply difficult to deal with the mind bending nature of his novels in back to back doses I promptly ignored that advice and began reading Ubik immediately after finishing Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Having now finished the pure insanity that is Ubik, I may find myself repeating that advice to others The instant you feel that you have a grasp on exactly what is going on, PKD drops you another hit of acid and your o [...]


  • This book is somewhere between the insane and the devilish with a certified Philip K Dick twist at the end Moderately futuristic setting, with fabulous clothes for all During reading you get to learn that Ubik is a terribly useful product view spoiler caution for reasons of plot it may not actually be available in your local shop hide spoiler Read it if you dare to be flummoxed.


  • This was the first book that I have read by Philip K Dick, and I was not disappointed This novel was a page turner and relatively quick read It is hard for me to explain what I got out of this book because it dealt with some very abstract concepts, but here are my thoughts as disjointed as they may be.How do we know if what we are experiencing right now is life, and not half life, death, or a reincarnation of ourselves This was the main question that the characters of Ubik faced The book present [...]


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  • This was so freaking WEIRD 1992 ntr o lume n care nici m car propriile g nduri nu i mai apar in, Joe Chip este angajatul uneia dintre cele mai importante companii anti psi care se ocup cu identificarea i anihilarea a a ziselor amenin ri reprezentate de oamenii cu puteri telepatice, precognitive sau telekinetice Aflat ntr o perioad mai dificil din punct de vedere finaciar, companiei i se ofer un contract pe Lun , unde Joe Chip, mpreun cu echipa sa de iner iali oameni cu anti puteri , va trebui s [...]


  • I love it OMG I love the mixture of surreal plots and high technology elements.This book is the best book I ve read this year Before reading this book, my fav book is The Windup Bird Chronicle, but now I think Ubik can have the same position in my heart.There are so many creative writers in the world but no one ever imagined a scene of reversing the time in dying brain Incredible


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