Ubik by Philip K. Dick

An accident has occurred. Joe Chip and his colleagues—all but one of them—have narrowly escaped an explosion at a moon base. Or is it the other way round? Did Joe and the others die, and did the one fatality, Glen Runciter, actually survive? If Glen is dead and Joe alive, why does Joe keep getting weird messages from Glen? Is Joe's experience of his post-accident life just a hallucination, played out as his flash-frozen body lies in suspended animation? Joe's reality begins to fall apart, and a mysterious, vaguely mystical substance called Ubik—available in a handy spray can—appears to be the only thing that can stabilize it. 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.—L.G.

- Time

The 2245th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Ubik Hardcover 9611373 $135.00 1970
Ubik Hardcover 2610664 $59.94
Ubik Kindle Edition 12159 $9.39 2012
Ubik Mass Market Paperback 2903723 $10.00 1970
Ubik Audio CD 3445458 $37.80 $33.58 2008
Ubik: the Screenplay Hardcover 1997763 $19.55 $19.14 2008
Ubik: The Screenplay Kindle Edition 836933 $9.39 2012
Ubik Mass Market Paperback 3525767 $34.99 $7.68 1983
UBIK (Doubleday Science Fiction) Hardcover 3228885 $39.99
Ubik (Solaris) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5858219 $22.99 $22.96 2007
Blade Runner/Ubik/Marsianischer Zeitsturz: 3 Romane in einem Band (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1051390 $9.99 2009
Blade Runner / Ubik / Marsianischer Zeitsturz Paperback 6572790 $15.91 $36.41 2009
Five Great Novels Paperback 3136181 $19.00 $12.81
Ubik (Spanish Edition) Paperback 11066881 $25.00 2004
Ubik (Bolsillo De Ideas/ Pocket Ideas) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9768210 $78.00 2009
Ubik (S.F. Masterworks) Paperback 2792014 $6.00 $1.99 2000
Ubik Mass Market Paperback 4898269 $10.00
Ubik (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 4435354 $8.88 $8.87 1999
Five Great Novels: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep", "Martian Time Slip", "Ubik", "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch", "A Scanner Darkly" (GollanczF.) Paperback 1144664 $158.38 $24.16 2004
Ubik: The Screenplay Hardcover 5459205 $122.27 $95.00
Ubik (Korean Edition) Paperback 3693051 $31.78 $25.00 2010
Ubik (Bibliotecas de Autor) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4354466 $15.28 2019
Ubik Hardcover 5191236 $25.75 $34.94 2011
Ubik (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3103400 $12.52 $10.06 2012
Ubik 7ª ed. (Solaris ficción) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 21967598 $11.42 $10.00 2009
Ubik Paperback 328167 $7.96 $0.49 1991
Ubik: The Screenplay Paperback 1023783 $11.67 $7.99 2012
Ubik Paperback 32134 $9.69 $7.21 2012
Ubik Kindle Edition 1355948 $7.99 2011
Ubik Hardcover 3377600 $177.58 $39.95
Ubik Perfect Paperback 12070120 $8.34 2011