[formerly] Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepBook - 1982
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
From Library Staff
vpl_booksjustforyou Jun 16, 2017
Androids are banned from Earth and fight back anyone who tries to destroy them in this classic novel set in a wasteland of death and decay. For fans of HBO's Westworld series.
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 20, 2017
If you enjoy the darkly witty and thought-provoking writing of Neal Stephenson, you might also like this classic SF tale from Philip K. Dick. Like Stephenson, Dick writes about unconventional heroes pitted against insurmountable technological foes set in bleak urban landscapes of the near future.
vpl_booksjustforyou Oct 07, 2015
A eccentric earth which is a wasteland of death and decay is depicted in this classic novel. Androids are banned from earth and fight back anyone who tries to destroy them. Status symbols in this world include animals.