Ubik Author:Philip K. Dick I am Ubik. — Before the universe was I am. — I made the suns. — I made the worlds. — I created the lives and the places they inhabit; — I move them here, I put them there. — They go as I say, they do as I tell them. — I am the word and my name is never spoke, — the name which no one knows. — I am called Ubik but that is not my name. — I am. — I shall alway... more »s be.
Friends, this is clean-up tme and we're discounting all our silent, electric Ubiks by this much money. Yes, we're throwing away the bluebook. And remember: every Ubik on our lot has been used only as directed.« less
Peter! You gave me this book in '04 before you left for Japan. (Along with a bunch of other books like Lord Foul's Bane) I finally got around to reading it and it was AWESOME. It was a short book but it's big on content, there are so many cool ideas here, and the setting is very intriguing. The mystery is very invol...ving and I can see that this being published in the 60s was a huge influence on science fiction in all the years to come. And the twist at the end! Wow. It has psychics, inertials, time travel, space travel, distorted realities, and explosions, what more could you ask for in a book under 203 pages? It made me see the world differently and I got you to thank for it! Thank you Peter for the gift of UBIK!