Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? : The inspiration behind Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

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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 ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 200g
  • Gateway
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575079932
  • 9780575079939
  • 12,532

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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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About Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.
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377,707 ratings
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2 4% (13,514)
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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 certainly make you question what it is to be human.show more
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