Do androids dream of electric sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

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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 has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is 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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display_description 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. 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 to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
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subject_facet Action & Adventure -- Science Fiction, Androids -- Fiction, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic -- Science Fiction, Electronic books, Hard Science Fiction -- Science Fiction, Science fiction
title_display Do androids dream of electric sheep?
title_full Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 [eBook] Dick, Philip K.., Do androids dream of electric sheep? / Philip K. Dick
title_short Do androids dream of electric sheep?
title_sub The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
topic_facet Action & Adventure, Androids, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction