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This month’s book club book is Ubik by one of my favorite authors: Philip K. Dick. I’ve only read a bit of it so far and it’s already halfway through the month, so I’m gonna have to step it up. 592 more words


Book Review: UBIK by Philip K. Dick

Ever since I read the death-by-comet novel Lucifer’s Hammer last year, I’ve been on a science fiction kick.  Philip K. Dick’s eerie 1969 novel Ubik… 254 more words


Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Let me ask the same question that the protagonist, Joe Chip, asks late in the book: What is Ubik? A Science-fiction novel, sure, but what it is in the context is not clear (no matter the explanation given near the end). 526 more words


A volte mi sveglio, poi dimentico

Per mesi non avete avuto mie notizie. Sono passati mesi per Voi, a me sembra una frazione di secondo. Per tutto questo tempo, il Vostro tempo, ho creduto di essere vivo, di fare l’insegnante in una scuola media, con le poche soddisfazioni e le tante amarezze che questo comporta. 319 more words

Congelamento Rapido

Qu’est-ce Elixir de Ubique, Monsieur Dick?

If science fiction is dated, is it still science fiction? Perhaps in the way post-feminists are still feminists, it is. Is Wade Boggs still a Red Sox legend, while a Yankee? 1,144 more words


Ubiquity is defined by the dictionary as “presence everywhere or in many places, especially simultaneously.”

Ubik, the indescribable entity at the heart of Philip K. 568 more words


Photos of Steve Jobs' yacht in the wild offer first peek at its interior

”The people at the beautiful Woods Hole Inn have snapped these photos of Steve Jobs’ yacht in the wild,” Jesus Diaz reports for Gizmodo.

“It’s the first time we have seen… 66 more words