Blade Runner

Blade Runner

[formerly] Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Book - 1982
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The classic sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which inspired two major motion pictures: Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

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

"[Philip K. 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
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1982, c1968
ISBN: 9781524796976
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 18 cm


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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.

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.

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.

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Oct 07, 2017

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction masterpiece by Philip K. Dick (PKD) that also served as the inspiration for the movie Blade Runner. It was first published in 1968.
The book constantly explores how far human ideas of life, death, religion and love could survive in a dark, uncaring world, and the need for people who are human to reinforce other people's rebel against an inhuman or android society.
The book is much funnier than the movie.

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