Philip K. Dick’s Ubik (1969)

Originally published in 1969

Reading into Ubik is like reading a future that never was and never will be. In retrospective, we can always dismiss it as an ‘alternate’ 1990’s, yet it is a world truly just as uncertain, dangerous, and ruthlessly capitalistic as our own nineties was. We’d like to think that our lives are much better and safer than Joe Chip’s, but somehow it’s just not quite true.

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