Ubik

A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547572291

Category: FICTION

Page: 227

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A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.

Ubik

Glen Runciter is dead.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 1857988531

Category: Death

Page: 224

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Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. If it hasn't already.

Ubik

Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547572697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

Ethereal Users Guide

Field Name Type Description afs.ubik.lastvoteti Last Vote Time Date/Time stamp Last Vote Time me afs.ubik.lastyesclai m Last Yes Claim Date/Time stamp Last ...

Author: Richard Sharpe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411600850

Category:

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Ethereal is one of those packages that many network managers would love to be able to use, but they are often prevented from getting what they would like from Ethereal because of the lack of documentation. This document is part of an effort on the part of the Ethereal team to improve the accessibility of Ethereal. We hope that you find it useful, and look forward to your comments.

Terminal Identity

Ubik is the product which permits the maintenance of appearance . In the novel each chapter begins with an advertisement for this mysterious and ubiquitous ...

Author: Scott Bukatman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822313405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

UBIK

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: 3518369407

Category:

Page: 221

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Narrative Machine

Ubik's ubiquitous appearance as a series of commodities in the ad-style epigraphs, including more than once as a breakfast food (“Pop tasty Ubik into your ...

Author: Zena Meadowsong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429649141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Narrative Machine: The Naturalist, Modernist, and Postmodernist Novel advances a new history of the novel, identifying a crucial link between narrative innovation and the historical process of mechanization. In the late nineteenth century, the novel grapples with a new and increasingly acute problem: In its attempt to represent the colossal power of modern machinery—the steam-driven machines of the Industrial Revolution, the electrical machines of the modern city, and the atomic and digital machines developed after the Second World War—it encounters the limitations of traditional representative strategies. Beginning in the naturalist novel, the machine is typically portrayed as a mythic monster, and though that monster represents a potentially horrific reality—the superhuman power of mechanization—it also disrupts the documentary objectives of narrative realism (the dominant mode of nineteenth-century fiction). The mechanical monster, realistic and yet at odds with traditional realist strategies, tears the form of the novel apart. In doing so, it unleashes a series of innovations that disclose, critique, and contest the force of mechanization: the innovations associated with literary naturalism, modernism, and postmodernism.

Visions of the Human in Science Fiction and Cyberpunk

In this sense Ubik testifies that Dick's science fiction describes the situation of the post-modern man, namely an individual lost in a world whose ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781904710165

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This collection of papers joins a growing body of work addressing what are arguably some of the most important questions faced in the 21st century; what does it mean to be human and what do we understand by humanity?

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

Zebra is trying to reach into the BIP, where we are, exactly like Ubik and Ubik's message in Ubik. That is the paradigm: Ubik.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575132450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

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Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74", a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information". In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work.

Ubik

Philip K. Dick no alcanzó la cúspide de su fama hasta después de su muerte.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: 8498003180

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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When Glen Runciter, a man supposedly killed in an explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, begins sending haunting warnings back from the grave, Joe Chip must solve the mystery to determine even his own real or surreal existence.

Philip K Dick

Glen meets Joe in his room and gives him a can of Ubik, which instantaneously reverses the process of decay and allows him to be reborn: “the air flickered ...

Author: David Sandner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Philip K. Dick was a visionary writer of science fiction. His works speak to contemporary fears of being continually watched by technology, and the paranoia of modern life in which we watch ourselves and lose our sense of identity. Since his death in 1982, Dick's writing remain frighteningly relevant to 21st century audiences. Dick spent his life in near poverty and it was only after his death that he gained popular and critical recognition. In this new collection of essays, interviews, and talks, Philip K Dick is rediscovered. Concentrating both on recent critical studies and on reassessing his legacy in light of his new status as a "major American author," these essays explore, just what happened culturally and critically to precipitate his extraordinary rise in reputation. The essays look for his traces in the places he lived, in the SF community he came from, and in his influence on contemporary American literature and culture, and beyond.

Soil Survey

Ubik fine sandy loam threeawn , hairy grama , Emory oak , sacahuista , manzanita • In the present plant community - mesquite , turpentinebush , ocotillo ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057373303

Category: Soil surveys

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Science fiction Studies

In “ Sing Out Ubik , ” Pamela Jackson explores Dick's Ubik ( 1969 ) and describes its setting as that of a " world coming apart .... Time seems to have sped ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066123160

Category: Science fiction

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Ubik

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1087126177

Category:

Page: 202

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A Screenplay for Ubik

Screenplay loosely based on Philip K, Dick's novel UBIK.

Author: Theodore Abendsen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1502430835

Category:

Page: 112

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Screenplay loosely based on Philip K, Dick's novel UBIK.

They Could Have Been Bigger Than EMI

FØFFTEMAND - Push Start EP 7 " ( 2001 ) UBIK Records TYGER Records ( Uxbridge , Middlesex , UK ) ( Belgium ) BEL FYGER UBIK 001 UBIK 002 FOLK IMPLOSION ...

Author: Joachim Gaertner

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123855251

Category: Popular music

Page: 567

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Consumption in an Age of Information

The commercial goes on to speak of what emerges as Ubik's true function , a “ reality support . ” The world around the half - life of Joe Chip is regressing ...

Author: Sande Cohen

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114236370

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Consumption is so dominant it allows little room for alternatives. Bringing together the leading theorists and critics, the essays range across high theory and popular culture - from informational flows to science fiction simulations, from pop-cultural consumption to capitalism as religion, and to the role of 'speed' in contemporary culture.