Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Google eBook)
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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.
Emigrées 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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)User Review - Stuart - Goodreads
THE RED PILL OR THE BLUE PILL: Blade Runner Vs. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner was arguably the most brilliant, though-provoking, and intelligent SF film ... Read full review
Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)User Review - Henry Avila - Goodreads
Rick Deckard, is a bounty hunter for the San Francisco police, the year 2021 ( January 3rd). His mission is to "retire" six androids, who fled bleak Mars, and illegally came to Earth. World War ... Read full review