are hundreds of websites, based all over the world, related to
Ubik, the book, the video game, the compan(ies). Tacky as it is,
a number of the sites on the book, simply list Ubik, the book,
with a link to amazon.com. Yet, tacky as this it, it is also very
Websites holders should just should charge a nickle for the link(age).
* Ubik spray
is not pink;
* The Ubik can is not pink;
* The Ubik jar is not pink;
* The Ubique bottle is probably not pink;
* The Ubik tin is not pink.
Ubik include a bookstore, a software solutions company, multimedia
services, a radio station (part of the Ubik World Domination),
a former record company [and former is why there are no
links here--in the world of Ubik, what is today will not be tomorrow],
a Linux replication protocol, video games, a web clan, and other
things not discernable from the website information.
the girl answered, "is a portable negative ionizer, with
a self-contained, high-voltage, low-amp unit powered by a peak-gain
helium battery of 25kv. The negative ions are given a counter-clockwise
spin by a radically biased acceleration chamber, which creates
a centripetal tendency to them so that they coherce rather than
dissipate. A negative ion field diminished the velocity of anti-protophasons
normally present in the atmosphere;as soon as their velocity falls
they cease to be anti-protophasons and, under the principle of
parity, no longer can unite with protophasons radiated from persons
frozen in cold-pac; that is, those in half-life. The end result
is that the proportion of protophasons not canceled by anti-protophasons
increases, which means--for a specific time, anyhow--an increment
in the net put-forth field of protophasonic activity... "
as the I Ching wrote The Man in the High Castle and The
Grasshopper Lies Heavy, Ubik wrote Ubik (see the beginning
of Chapter 17). This might lead one to wonder just how Philip K.
Dick produced his books; who/what was guiding the hand that wrote?
is at least one person with the name Ubik: Sven Ubik in the Czech
completely self-referential contruct
is never safe when used as directed, except when used
by Myra Laney.
is a protein that marks other proteins for disassembly within cells--kind
of a mini-advertisement saying "come destroy this one."
The process is called ubiquitination. See "The Cellular Chamber
of Doom," Scientific American, January 2001.
* No two Ubik
objects look alike, not even the cans;
* No two Ubik sprays are alike: it is referred to as invisible,
sparkling, magic, and metallic light;
* Ubik does not want to be known and it has no name (see the beginning
of Chapter 17).
\yoo-BIK-wih-tuhs\, adjective: Existing or being everywhere, or
in all places, at the same time. [Other forms: ubiquitously adv.
derives, via French, from Latin ubique, everywhere, from ubi,
where. The state of being ubiquitous is ubiquity.
* It's says
it's "I shall always be," but it was invented by Ella
Runciter and others.
* Ubik is the ultimate advertising tool, therefore it inherently
lies about itself;
* Can you believe a liar that says it's not lying?
© 2002, Arleska