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Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Author: Philip K Dick
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2017. ©1968
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Del Rey Trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Grim and foreboding, a masterpiece ahead of its time, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick
ISBN: 9780345404473 0345404475
OCLC Number: 976436779
Notes: "Del Ray, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House"--Title page verso.
"A Del Rey trade paperback"-- Cover.
"Orignially published in paperback by Doubleday and Company, Inc., in 1968"--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.

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Grim and foreboding, a masterpiece ahead of its time, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was 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. Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids and retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

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