Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The Inspiration For The Films Blade Runner And Blade Runner 2049

May 28, 1996|
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The Inspiration For The Films Blade Runner And Blade Runner 2049 by Philip K. Dick
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner

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 built 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

“The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner

“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

“[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone
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 wo...
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Title:Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The Inspiration For The Films Blade Runner And Blade Runner 2...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.23 X 5.5 X 0.53 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.23 X 5.5 X 0.53 inPublished:May 28, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345404475

ISBN - 13:9780345404473

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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