World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon,
he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life.
Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit - and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted ...
Bit short but good.
Wish it was a series - ended too soon...
I found this in my English classroom at school and realised that it was the book that inspired blade-runner. And I decided I had to read it. It’s a fantastic novel. I know that it’s not a very long book but that helps if you want to read it over a week long holiday or something of that sort. The book toys with the idea of “what makes you human or not” if anyone is looking for a short novel to read this is definitely it.
Even though blade runner is one of my all time favourite films from my youth, I was completely unaware that this book was the inspiration for it.
I often worry when reading a book where I've previously seen a film adaptation that the imagery from the film will taint my vision of the work and although I must admit that I did see some of the dystopian cities from blade runner. To my surprise however I found this only enriched my own vision.
100% recommended to all sci-fi fans.