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Ubik (1969)

Ubik, written in 1966 and published in 1969, is one of Philip K. Dick's masterpieces (The Three Stigmata of Plamer Eldritch is another one). Ubik is the first novel to introduce spiritual elements that will culminate in his last novels VALIS, the Divine Invasion and the Transmigration of Timothy Archer. According to movie industry rumor Ubik could be the next big PKD movie project. Philip K. Dick himself wrote a screenplay for Ubik in 1974 but it was never made into a movie. PKD was hoping that it would by sending "the novel to the agent of Victoria Principal- whom he revered - in hope that she'd wind up reading it."(Tim Powers in the introduction to Ubik: The Screenplay). Ubik was expanded and adapted from the short story What the Dead Men Say published in Worlds of Tomorrow in 1964.
Ubik
is one of the most published book of Philip K Dick in the world.

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American Editions

  • Doubleday 1969, 202 pages, $4.50, hard cover
  • Doubleday Book Club Edition 1969, 202 pages, hard cover
  • Dell 1970, 208 pages, 95c, paperback
  • Bantam 1977, 212 pages, $1.75, paperback
  • Gregg Press 1979, 202 pages, 10.95, hard cover, illustrated
  • Daw 1983, 176 pages, $2.50, paperback
  • Vintage 1991, 191 pages, $10.00, trade paperback
  • Thorndike 2001 (large print), hard cover
  • In "Counterfeit Unrealities", SF Book Club Edition 2002, $14.99, 724 pages, hard cover
  • In "Four Novels of the 1960s", Library of America, 2007, 900 pages, $35, hard cover
  • Mariner 2012, 224 pages, $13.95, trade paperback

British Editions

  • Rapp & Whiting 1970, 202 pages, hard cover
  • Panther 1973, 191 pages, 35p, paperback
  • Granada 1978, 191 pages, 75p, paperback
  • Granada 1984, 191 pages, £1.95, paperback (same cover as 1978 edition)
  • Grafton 1988, 191 pages, £2.50, paperback
  • Grafton 1992, 183 pages, £4.99, paperback
  • Harper Collins 1998, 192 pages, paperback
  • Gollancz 2000, 210 pages, £6.99, paperback
  • In "Five Great Novels" Gollancz 2004, 841 pages, £12.99
  • Gollancz 2006, 224 pages, £7.99, paperback
  • in "Five Great Novels" Gollancz 2008, 841 pages, £14.99
  • Phoenix 2012, 224 pages, £7.99, trade paperback
  • Gollancz 2012, SF Masterworks Series, 224 pages, £7.99, trade paperback

Cover Gallery

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Bantam, 1977 Granada, 1978 Gregg Press, 1979 Daw, 1983 Grafton, 1988
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Vintage, 1991 Grafton, 1992 Harper and Collins, 1998 Gollancz, 2000 Thorndike, 2001
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SFBCE, 2002 Gollancz, 2004 Gollancz, 2006 Library of America, 2007 Gollancz, 2008
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Gollancz, 2012 Mariner, 2012 Phoenix, 2012

Foreign Editions

Related Stuff

Ubik: The Screenplay
What the Dead Men Say 06/1964, Worlds of Tomorrow Coroboree 1985 Coroboree 1985 limited Edition Subterranean 2008