Blade Runner (movie-tie-in Edition) by Philip K. DickBlade Runner (movie-tie-in Edition) by Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner (movie-tie-in Edition)

byPhilip K. Dick

Mass Market Paperback | July 12, 1987

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Here is the classic sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, set nearly thirty years before the events of the new Warner Bros. film Blade Runner 2049, starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright.
 
By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force.
 
Praise for Philip K. Dick
 
“[Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone
 
“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

About The Author

Born in Chicago in 1928, Philip K. Dick would go on to become one of the most celebrated science fiction authors of all time. The author of 44 published novels and 120 short stories, Dick won a Hugo Award in 1963 and a John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1975, and was nominated five separate times for the Nebula Award. Eleven of his wor...

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Title:Blade Runner (movie-tie-in Edition)Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.7 inPublished:July 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345350472

ISBN - 13:9780345350473

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read One of the best sci-fi books out there. Classic
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, read this! The best sci-fi is not wrapped up in a Hollywood ending. If you care about diving into sci-fi, add this to your reading list. Watching the movie version is not enough.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent futuristic work I found that this novel was an excellent example of writing that doesn't cling to the tired cliche of Good guy to the rescue and killing all bad-guys and telling you to say your prayers and take your vitamins. The character was a real person (in a fictional sense) doing his job as a android bounty hunter and inadvertantly finding clues about himself. Lots of revelations. A REAL detective story (in the future settings). I would personally shake Phillip K. Dicks hand if he were around today. :)
Date published: 2000-02-29