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BOOK REVIEW: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

For those who loved Inception and science fiction in general, here’s a great blog  from THE TAO OF LOAFING  I’d like to share with you….

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UbikUbik by Philip K. Dick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Philip K. Dick was one of the most imaginative writers and skilled storytellers of the 20th century. There’s a reason that so many of his stories and novels have been made into movies (e.g. Minority Report, Total Recall, Scanner Darkly, and–most famously–Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [which was adapted into a less quirky and darker film called Blade Runner.])Dick’s works lend themselves to the screen because they lay out novel plots in engaging stories.

Ubik isn’t among the Dick works that have been made into movies, but it’s not for lack of trying. Dick wrote his own screenplay for a film adaptation of the novel, but the project fell through. Over the years, a few directors have talked of Ubik: the Movie, so don’t be surprised if you see it…

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3 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Ubik by Philip K. Dick”

  1. This is a fantastic find. I didn’t know about this book. Thanks for the post!

    Side note: I find it curious, given what the book is about, that we are seeing Audi of all companies now going to the moon. Maybe another one of his stories is on the cusp of becoming reality.


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