Ubik Topics for Discussion

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Philip K. Dick creates a futuristic earth. How does he introduce the new and sometimes complicated elements and still move the plot forward ?

Do you think the ending of the novel works or do you think it is too much? Why does it matter that they are all dead?

How does the 1939 setting suit Joe better than the 1992 setting?

How much, if any, of the story elements are real and how much of the story elements does Dick use to merely create an uncertain environment?

Herbert Schoenheit von Vogelsang is a mysterious character who appears a number of times. What do you think his role is as a character? Is his character just another red herring?

How does Dick use dialogue and point of view to simplify what could otherwise be a confusing plot?

In what way is each character his or her own reality and how...

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