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

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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 Kindred Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1407239961

Category:

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 The Screenplay

Philip K. Dick. UBIK: THE SCREENPLAY. 1. Fade in. Changing pattern of colored
lights like futuristic Christmas display, but ... of the constant electronic background
. We and the three men notice more and more one 1. UBIK: THE SCREENPLAY.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547725772

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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“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? . . . 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.”—Lev Grossman, Time In 1974, Philip K. Dick was commissioned to write a screenplay based on his novel Ubik. The film was eventually scrapped, but the screenplay was saved and later published in 1985. Featuring scenes that are not in the book and a surreal playfulness—the style of the writing goes back in time just like the technology in the book’s dreamworld—this screenplay is the only one Dick wrote and features his signature mix of paranoia, humor, and big-idea philosophy.

Conference on Office Information Systems

The Ubik Configurator Peter de Jong Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge , Massachusetts 02139
Abstract Ubik is a system within which organizational structure , concepts , and
actions are ...

Author: Robert B. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: 081860848X

Category: Business

Page: 316

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FCC Record

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED That pursuant to Section 316(a) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, Ubik Corporation, licensee of Station
KNIK-FM, Anchorage, Alaska, SHALL SHOW CAUSE why its license SHOULD
NOT BE ...

Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3404789

Category: Telecommunication

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Information Please

In this book Poster conceptualizes a new relation of humans to information machines, a relation that avoids privileging either the human or the machine but instead focuses on the structures of their interactions.

Author: Mark Poster

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388470

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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Information Please advances the ongoing critical project of the media scholar Mark Poster: theorizing the social and cultural effects of electronically mediated information. In this book Poster conceptualizes a new relation of humans to information machines, a relation that avoids privileging either the human or the machine but instead focuses on the structures of their interactions. Synthesizing a broad range of critical theory, he explores how texts, images, and sounds are made different when they are mediated by information machines, how this difference affects individuals as well as social and political formations, and how it creates opportunities for progressive change. Poster’s critique develops through a series of lively studies. Analyzing the appearance of Sesame Street’s Bert next to Osama Bin Laden in a New York Times news photo, he examines the political repercussions of this Internet “hoax” as well as the unlimited opportunities that Internet technology presents for the appropriation and alteration of information. He considers the implications of open-source licensing agreements, online personas, the sudden rise of and interest in identity theft, peer-to-peer file sharing, and more. Focusing explicitly on theory, he reflects on the limitations of critical concepts developed before the emergence of new media, particularly globally networked digital communications, and he argues that, contrary to the assertions of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, new media do not necessarily reproduce neoimperialisms. Urging a rethinking of assumptions ingrained during the dominance of broadcast media, Poster charts new directions for work on politics and digital culture.

Science fiction Studies

This is even more perplexing if we take into account the fact that other novels ,
such as Ubik and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ( 1965 ) , could have
served as finer illustrations for his expression “ the hole of the real ” ( “ trou du
réel ” ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019361515

Category: Science fiction

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On Philip K Dick

Chip ' s quest becomes , in large part , a search for Ubik ( as Perceval ' s quest
was for the Grail , symbol of Christian grace and redemption ) , which will protect
him from the forces of evil and death ( Jory ) . However , Ubik ' s significance as a
 ...

Author: Richard D. Mullen

Publisher: S F - T H Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006042555

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Philip K Dick Electric Shepherd

And who could resist the ever - present little can of Ubik that peeps from behind
every doorway in the novel of that name ? Every chapter begins with one of the
virtues of Ubik , qualities presented by an advertising executive . The third
chapter ...

Author: Bruce Gillespie

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000067997

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 106

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Philip K Dick

UBIK Ubik ( 1969 ) has never won a formal award as have The Man in the High
Castle ( 1962 ) or Flow My Tears , The Policeman Said ( 1974 ) , but it has
attracted more critical attention than many of Philip K . Dick ' s other novels .
Responses ...

Author: Hazel Pierce

Publisher: Borgo Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066051403

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 64

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The World Philip K Dick Made

perhaps , but the voice of Ubik by the end of the novel is both that of God and
author . This imminent voice of God / author calls the reader into the world of Ubik
. It suggests that our own world is Ubik's world , and we are its characters .

Author: Pamela Renee Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3442169

Category:

Page: 388

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In Pursuit of Valis

So that ' s what I did in UBIK - correctly repre sented time spacially , & the past as
spacially within , literally within - the present . & in this speeded - up process (
never mind how you " speed up ” purely spacial axes ) information which is ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Underwood Books

ISBN: UOM:39015024971445

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Dwell

Ubik Expert Opinion: The Ubik system includes back panels, that give it a very
finished look. The panels are available in multiple heights, which some of the
other systems lack; the extra space is great for out-of-season clothes, hatboxes,
and ...

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ISBN:

Category:

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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

North eastern reporter second series

Ubik ( 1981 ) , Ind . App . , 424 N . E . 2d 127 ; Hall v . Cole ( 1973 ) 412 U . S . 1 ,
93 S . Ct . 1943 , 36 L . Ed . 2d Rick LOVELL , Appellant 702 . The obdurate
behavior exception only ( Defendant Below ) , comes into play at the time a party
files ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4417878

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Counterfeit Worlds

option on Ubik . He ' s had the screenplay from 26 November to now — I think the
quid pro quo should be he pays something and we let both contracts be mutually
voided , but pay something he must or we go to court ! " Robert Jaffe , son of ...

Author: Brian J. Robb

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133011960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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PERFORMING ARTS/Film/Guides & Reviews

1975 1976

It wasn ' t until 1973 or early 1974 ( I forget which ) that I got hold of an English
translation of Lem ' s piece on UBIK . I found myself intrigued and puzzled , but
what Lem saw in it I didn ' t intend to be in it . Still . I had written the bulk of the
novel ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0887331114

Category:

Page: 351

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The Selected Letters of Philip K Dick 1974

Cordially , Phil P . S . In terms of Ubik ( not the novel but the force described in my
novel ) perhaps I was already becoming aware of this total coherence which the
universe is mov . ing toward and which bombards us backward , so to speak ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Underwood Books

ISBN: PSU:000043434855

Category: Authors, American

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Letters by the influential science fiction writer to relatives, agents, and fellow authors reveal his outlook on life and his fiction

Only Apparently Real

And we were both reading it . And the relationship between that and Ubik is an
obvious one . [ In Ubik Joe Chip is constantly getting personal messages from his
dead boss , Glen Runciter ; for example , on a matchbook cover . ] The ads were
 ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015018840218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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An examination of the life and personality of science fiction author Philip K. Dick is supplemented with analyses of his writings

80s Style

UBIK is the name of one of Philippe Starck ' s most famous chairs . It is also the
name of a mysterious being in Philip K . Dick ' s eponymous science - fiction
novel . In this nightmare - like odyssey through simulated realities in a dying man
' s ...

Author: Albrecht Bangert

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822005219597

Category: Design

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