Ubik
by Philip K. Dick
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Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their... More

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Ubik: patient information leaflet
Ubik is the nation’s number-one choice of beer.
Instant Ubik has all the fresh flavor of just-brewed drip coffee.
Wild new Ubik salad dressing (…) an entirely new and different taste that’s waking up the world. Wake up to Ubik and be wild!
Taken as directed, Ubik speeds relief to head and stomach.
Simply rub in creamy Ubik hair conditioner. And Ubik hair spray, used as directed, is absolutely safe.
Taken as directed, Ubik provides uninterrupted sleep without morning-after-grogginess.
Ubik plastic wrap. – actually four layers in one. Keeps freshness in, air and moisture out. Watch this simulated test.
Wake up to a hearty, lip-smacking bowlful of nutritious, nourishing Ubik toasted flakes (…) Do not exceed recommended portion at any one meal.
Safe when taken as directed.
Avoid prolonged use.
Do not exceed recommended dosage.

“Ubik has undergone many alterations as the manufacturer has improved it. You may be familiar with the old Ubik, rather than the new. (…) We have had a great deal of difficulty obtaining Ubik of late.”
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“What’s in it? ” Joe asked. The price chilled him.
“That is the manufacturer’s secret.”