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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - S.F. Masterworks (Paperback)
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - S.F. Masterworks (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 29/03/2010
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Dick’s 1968 sci-fi classic that inspired the film Blade Runner, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a nightmarish tale of a San Francisco bounty hunter operating in a post-nuclear world, bereft of animal life.

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.

As the eagerly-anticipated new film Blade Runner 2049 finally comes to the screen, rediscover the world of Blade Runner . . . 

Philip Kindred Dick (1928-82) was born in Chicago in 1928. His career as a science fiction writer comprised an early burst of short stories followed by a stream of novels, typically character studies incorporating androids, drugs, and hallucinations. 

His best works are generally agreed to be The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the inspiration for the movie Blade Runner

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575094185
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac * Sunday Times *
My literary hero * Fay Weldon *
For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first * Terry Gilliam *
A masterclass in sci-fi wonderment * Empire *

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“Thought provoker”

One of the greatest SF novels of the 20th century. Dick takes us on a journey through the deepest, darkest aspects of the human soul with a funny, fast-paced plot set on post-apocolyptic Earth. This is one to... More

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“What's a tortoise?”

You've probably seen Blade Runner so already know some of the story to this book but there is so much more going on here than what you get in the film.

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“The feel of this book blew me away.”

I read this as part of a book group not having seen Blade Runner. Despite not being held captive by a true literary, I found Dick's atmospheric scenes utterly entertaining and was drawn into a unique and timeless... More

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