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    Description"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world". --John Brunner THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. 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 to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results. "[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from". --Paul Williams Rolling Stone


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    Title
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip K. Dick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345404473
    ISBN 10: 0345404475
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC021000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC classification: PS3554.I3 D6 1996
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028010
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Del Rey Books
    Publication date
    01 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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    "The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world." --John Brunner THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. 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 to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results. "[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from." --Paul Williams Rolling Stone