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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


Comic Book - 2011
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The book that inspired the film Blade Runner comes to comics!

Worldwide bestselling science fiction writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today," and served as the basis for the film Blade Runner. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the graphic novel medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, groundbreaking series. Volume 6 of 6.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Boom! Studios, 2011
ISBN: 9781608866410
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Tony 1923-1996


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Jun 15, 2016

Volume six concludes the graphic novelization of Dick's story. As a first time reader of his work, I was a little dissatisfied with the conclusion, particularly given the strength of the preceding chapters. Nevertheless, a worthwhile read when viewed in the context of six volumes.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Oct 09, 2012

Book six gives the story a nice thoughtful ending that focuses more on the ideas Philip K. Dick put forth in his original work than on action. I found this series a worthwhile bit of entertainment. I have always enjoyed the movie, and I still do. Blade Runner approaches the material from a different way; creating the dark, moody atmosphere and increasing the action. Anyway, this graphic novel series is highly recommended to all readers.

theorbys Jul 16, 2012

Dick's lifelong theme was trying to reconcile his sense that being, esp. human being, is full of very real pain and ends in real death, and yet our human being in the world seems so false. He is a poet and philosopher of the age old problem (Buddha, Plato, Lao Tzu, Berkeley, Kant et al) of hyperreality and the hyperreal self. The hyperreal self that experiences suffering and death, and sometimes empathy, as real and personal. Hyperreality as much as reality implies structure, and how do we make sense of that? Sci Fi is only a thin veneer in DADOES?, unlike Blade Runner, which abandons the philosophic, but finds a kind of poetry of its own. Androids provide a perfect and overlapping counterpoint to human being, hence it is sci fi, esp. back then, but our technology is certainly heading in directions that will be opening entirely new perspectives on our age old philosophic concerns the way the flowering mechanics did over 300 years ago. Dick isn't trying to formulate a believable future, he was living in the brief electronic present and could see into the vast informational future and how it might change us or, more likely, not, but certainly provides us with new perspectives and metaphors.
BTW This graphic novel is a fine way to read or reread DADOES?

Mark Melnychuk
Jun 10, 2012

Some regard this as a scientific classic. They must mean the movie Blade Runner. The novel had to be adapted and the title changed because it simply wasn't exciting enough. The action scenes in the novel are are about as exciting as reading a cookbook recipe. There is no suspense and Dick has had no success at all in predicting the future, which is here now and bears no resemblance to the novel. Waste of time.

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