Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 29/03/2010
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
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 utte... READ MORE
James Egan at Trowbridge
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Classic is a triumph!
This book is a literary triumph. It's three dimensional characters and punchy story combined with Dick's ability to completely immerse the reader in his wo... READ MORE
Mat Wilson at Tenterden

Synopsis

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: 187g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
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-pac... READ MORE
Thomas Eveleigh
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Must read before you die!
Philip K Dick always has written against the grain in science fiction and this book shows. The main premise is about a bounty hunter that has to search and... READ MORE
santefering
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Not what i thought, but very good
Since i had seen the movie before hand years and years ago i had certain expectations for this book i wish i hadn't had. However it was a very interesting ... READ MORE
Hesther
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Thought-provoking - and a great read. Hurrah!
The novel that inspired Ridley Scott's classic film Blade Runner. I had never read a science fiction book before and wasn't sure how I was going to enjoy i... READ MORE
Country mouse
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
It's Blade Runner, but not as you know it...
Having been a huge fan of Blade Runner for a number of years, I thought it was high time I finally read the book. Whilst I appreciate that the Book came f... READ MORE
Chris FitzGerald
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Amazing book
This was a very well written book with a super interesting and actual plot. I enjoyed being saddened by it
Andreea
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Sc-fi Masterpiece
The greatest science fiction writer of all time. Good choice for an entry point into Philip K. Dick's works.
George Quinn
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Strangely compelling
Bizarre concepts and fast paced action make for a compelling read with a detailed and engaging plot despite the short volume.
Madison Girdler