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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner
            
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. Immigrants to Mars received androids so sophisticated they were indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, has been commissioned to find rogue androids, and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force.
 
Praise for Philip K. Dick
 
“The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner
 
“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

“[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone


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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

    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

    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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    Different than the Film.

    This is quite different than the Film it inspired. New characters, new events, all sorts of new situations. Not superior to the film, just a lot different.

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