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Ubik Summary
Philip K. Dick

Everything you need to understand or teach Ubik by Philip K. Dick.

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Ubik Summary

Plot Summary

Ubik is a science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick. It follows the story of Joe Chip, a technician at Runciter Associates. When an explosion kills Joe Chip's boss, Glen Runciter, strange things begin to happen. Soon Joe realizes his boss did not die in the explosion, but he is in a state of half-life. If he wants to stay that way, he has to keep the evil Jory from eating his life energy.

The novel begins by detailing the disappearance of the dangerous telepath S. Dole Melipone. For Glen Runciter, this causes a major problem, and he visits his dead wife Ella at the Beloved Brethren Moratorium. She is in a state of half-life, but through headphones, Glen can still talk to her. He is just running through the problem when a young man called Jory invades her body. Angry, Runciter goes to see the manager...

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