Do androids dream of electric sheep? (Book, 1996) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Author: Philip K Dick
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1996. ©1968
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Ballantine Books trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The inspiration for Blade Runner. 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:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dick, Philip K.
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
New York : Ballantine Books, 1996, ©1968
(OCoLC)604948768
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0345404475 9780345404473
OCLC Number: 34818133
Notes: "A Del Rey book."
Reprint. Originally published as Electric shepherd by Norstrillia Press, ©1968.
Description: x, 244 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Blade runner (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.

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The inspiration for Blade Runner. 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 retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
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