Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep‪?‬

The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

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Publisher Description

A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner

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 built 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

“The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner

“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

“[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
1996
May 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Mr. Mark R ,

Thought Provoking

Being a fan of Blade Runner I decided to give the book a shot. It is actually quite different from the movie in many ways. I would highly recommend it. It is quite thought provoking. If I were to give it one crititcism it would be that the actions sequences were fairly short lived and anti-climactic. Other than that the psychology and philosophy of this (as well as many other Philip K Dick stories) will make you take a step back and think about life in a slightly different way.

geopro42 ,

Lol

We’re close to extinction, I guess…

RLOMD ,

Drug induced confusion

I like PKD. I have read many of his works and liked the way he could predict certain aspects of the future. I like the way that the main themes are relevant today.
I have never liked the sexism but it was a sign of the times, so I could ignore it. This time it was harder to ignore. My goodness, this man’s obsession with female breasts is annoying! I didn’t buy the “love” aspect, and describing her as a child then having him sleep with her was disgusting . I understand the concepts of religion and what it means to be human but the way he wrote this one was like he was on a drug induced spiral and the story jerked around in dizzying twists that were more confusing than satisfying.
Not my favorite.

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