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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.

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

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
January 6th, 2014
My first read of the new year revisited a good book that I first read following the release of the the movie Blade Runner. The book is much different from the film, as are most of the cinematic takes on the author's works. I enjoyed it more 30 years after my first read of it. Perhaps I understood it a little more now that I have aged.
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Androids
January 17th, 2013
Awe inspiring and ahead of its time. I loved this book. The deeper you delve into the book the better it gets.
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