Philip K. Dick is now widely regarded as one of the most important SF writers of all time and Ubik is one of his most entertaining masterpieces, a metaphysical comedy of death and salvation, a tour de force of paranoia and slapstick.
Glen Runciter is dead.
Or is he?
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. If it hasn't already.
'One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction' The Sunday Times
'An exceptional novel' Brian W. Aldiss
Publication date: 01/08/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||1st August 2006|
|Author:||Philip K Dick|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. His edgy, dark future visions are even more relevant now. His novels have inspired many other writers and been used as the basis for films such as the classic Blade Runner the blockbuster Minority Report and the indie 'cartoon' A Scanner Darkly. Since his untimely death at age 53, there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in his writings, which during his lifetime were largely ignored by serious mainstream critics and readers. Such is no longer the case, and the novels ...More About Philip K Dick