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Author: Philip K Dick; Amazon.com (Firm)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : Kindle editionView all editions and formats
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"From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you'll never be sure you've woken up from."--Lev Grossman, TimeGlen Runciter runs a lucrative business-deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dick, Philip K.
Ubik.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, ©1969
(DLC) 2011044602
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick; Amazon.com (Firm)
ISBN: 9780547728247 0547728247 1299884725 9781299884724
OCLC Number: 1122616076
Notes: "A Mariner book."
On cover: One of Time's 100 best English-language novels.
ASIN: B005LVR6ZA
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.

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"From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you'll never be sure you've woken up from."--Lev Grossman, TimeGlen Runciter runs a lucrative business-deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all."More brilliant than similar experiments conducted by Pynchon or DeLillo."-Roberto Boląo.

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