Ubik

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07/05/05..........Classics of Science Ficton

 

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Wikipedia Entry:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubik

 

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Newsletter Account

 

The following account is reprinted with permission from  THE STARSHIP EXPRESS  Copyright 2005  Philip J De Parto:

 

UBIK by Philip K Dick was discussed on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at the meeting of the Classics of Science Fiction Group at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, New Jersey.  The gathering consisted of S F A B Cers Elizabeth Belisle, Ann-Marie Brown, Josephine Brown, Philip De Parto, Todd Ehrenfels, Chris Hasselkus, Steve Herr, Michael Piazza, Steve Spinosa and Barry Weinberger.  Afterwards Mike and both Steves were joined by Jim Spinosa for a wide-ranging discussion over drinks in the B & N café until the store’s closing time.

 

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The following commentary by Evelyn Leeper is reprinted with permission from THE MT VOID:

 

UBIK by Philip K. Dick:

 

[From "This Week's Reading", MT VOID, 12/30/2005]

 

Our science fiction discussion group read UBIK by Philip K. Dick (ISBN 0-679-73664-6), a novel that we all agreed was fairly incomprehensible the first time through. At Philcon, the Philip K. Dick panel mentioned that John Carpenter's film DARK STAR seemed heavily inspired by this novel, and indeed the film does have the consultations with the dead (who seem to be in some sort of suspended animation even though they are dead), and the talking elevator (and bomb) in the film are similar to the voice of Joe Chip's apartment. Dick is an author we will be re-visiting; THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE was chosen for April.

 

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