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What Zorch Can Do For You 2015/02/02

Do you have an important event that needs that special unprecedented zing? If so, let Sam (a.k.a. Shmu) and Zac of Zorch host your next survivalist bunker opening or funeral wake. 226 more words


Audiobook Review Bites

Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction
Narrator: Anthony Heald
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Whispersync Ready: Yes

In the future world of 1992 (give him a break; this book was written in 1969), Joe Chip is working for an anti-telepath organization. 888 more words

Science Fiction


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