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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep...

They even built humans.

Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.

Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

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"[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities...that other authors shy away from." Rolling Stone

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"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."

--John Brunner

THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans.

Emigrées to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.

Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

"[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."

--Paul Williams, Rolling Stone

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Jeffrey Bluhm, May 4, 2014 (view all comments by Jeffrey Bluhm)
Periodically it's fun to go back and read some of the classics in Science Fiction; this novel, of course, became the movie Blade Runner. Character development may not be as detailed as in contemporary novels, but the concepts and ideas were original, insightful, and influential, providing a foundation for subsequent authors just as Shakespeare does for modern playwrights. The dysptopian view of this post-apocalyptic novel focuses on what it means to be human, and how we might someday deal with threats to that identity from androids with advanced Artificial Intelligence. Definitely should be on the shelf of any SciFi fan.
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ISBN:
9780345404473
Author:
Dick, Philip K
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Introduction by:
Zelazny, Roger
Introduction:
Zelazny, Roger
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Author:
Zelazny, Roger
Subject:
Children's fiction
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Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
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Science Fiction - General
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Science fiction
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Juveniles
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Robots
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Androids
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Science / General
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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Trade paper
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19960531
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
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English
Pages:
256
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8.04x5.22x.55 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."

--John Brunner

THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans.

Emigrées to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.

Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

"[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."

--Paul Williams, Rolling Stone

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