Ubik: The Screenplay

There is an interesting review of Philip K. Dick’s UBIK: The Screenplay over at SF Site. I read the novel last year – it’s got to be one of Dick’s more surreal books. I didn’t like it as much as The Man in the High Castle or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but its a good book nevertheless. The reviewer at SF Site says that the screenplay, written by Dick for a film that never happens, is actually better than the novel, perhaps because of the divine dreams he had experienced after finishing the novel, but before writing the screenplay. Strange indeed! As is Ubik, but a great work of speculative fiction also – something sorely missed in today’s writing – not enough real weirdness about. 

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