Philip K. Dick’s celebrated science-fiction thriller leaves readers guessing until the very last page. This spectacular Folio Society edition of Ubik features a new introduction by award-winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson.
Winner of the 2019 British Book Design and Production Award for Best Cover/Jacket
Joining The Man in the High Castle and the tête-bêche edition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? & A Scanner Darkly, Ubik is an unmissable Folio edition for fans of one of science fiction’s true masters. Time magazine described Philip K. Dick’s Ubik as ‘a deeply unsettling existential horror story’, a masterwork that built something new and altogether stranger out of the glittering foundations of science fiction. It is a novel that wrongfoots the reader at every turn, yet with a deft hand Dick delivers a taut thriller shot through with a gloriously dark sense of humour.
‘The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world’
- John Brunner
Inspired by Dick’s ability to break new ground with every story, Folio's edition of Ubik pushes the boundaries of book design and science-fiction art. Featuring a series of bold hypnotic illustrations by award-winning independent art studio La Boca, this volume is presented in a special die-cut slipcase that combines with the vibrant binding to confuse the eye.
Bound in blocked vinyl-coated paper
Set in Utopia with Helvetica Neua as display
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
Die-cut slipcase with printed insides
9˝ x 6¼˝
Ubik – safe when used as directed!
Born of a time of extraordinary change
An intriguing onscreen universe
About Philip K. Dick
About Kim Stanley Robinson
About La Boca
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