Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

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Orion, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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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Phillip K. Dick's writing is rapid and easy to read. - Goodreads
Interesting beginning to a terrible plot line. - Goodreads
My enjoyment was hindered by some of the action scenes. - Goodreads
The ending is a bit disappointing as well. - Goodreads
I thought this was fun to read, with a good pace. - Goodreads
I really loved the imagery and the twists in the plot. - Goodreads

Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)

User Review  - Tony Fitzpatrick - Goodreads

Philip K Dick is a much revered author of dystopian Science Fiction. I have only read Ubik before, but this is arguably the more famous - the book that inspired "Blade Runner", the 1982 Ridley Scott ... Read full review

Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Interesting to read the germ of what grew to be Bladerunner. Surprised that the Deckard character is such a frail Everyman figure. A much more cynical book than the movie became. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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