Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Paperback)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Cover Image
$15.00
On Our Shelves Now
2 on hand, as of Aug 25 3:06am
(SCIENCE FICTION)

Description


"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.
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.
" Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."
--Paul Williams, "Rolling Stone.

About the Author


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 fourty-four published novels and one hundred twenty short stories, Dick won a Hugo award in 1963, a John W. Campbell Award in 1975, and was nominated five separate times for the Nebula Award. Eleven of his works were turned into films including "Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, "and" A Scanner Darkly." He died in 1982.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345404473
ISBN-10: 0345404475
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 1996
Pages: 256
Language: English