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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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 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. Immigrants to Mars received androids so sophisticated they were indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, has been 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
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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 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. Immigrants to Mars received androids so sophisticated they were indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, has been 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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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  • 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.
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