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Ubik by Philip K Dick


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I thought this was very good. It messes with your mind. It was written or published in 1969, but set in 1992. Some aspects seem a lot more fantasy than science fiction. For example, telepaths and psychics, not to mention people capable of changing time lines: they are very improbable. I was intrigued Philip K. Dick thought there would be moon bases and travel services to the moon, but that people would still need call boxes and paper money and coinage, although that was true for 1992, just not so true now. The other big technology innovation described in the book was cryonic suspension. Dying people were put in containers of liquid and somehow their brains were hooked up and kept alive, but in a shadow world.

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