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Do androids dream of electric sheep?
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Published:
New York : Ballantine Books, 1996, ©1968.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Ballantine books trade pbk. edition
Physical Desc:
x, 244 pages ; 21 cm, Also issued online.
Status:
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Science Fiction
SCIENCE FICTION (D)
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
0345404475, 9780345404473

Notes

General Note
"A Del Rey book."
General Note
Reprint. Originally published as Electric shepherd by Norstrillia Press, ©1968.
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.
Additional Physical Form
Also issued online.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Dick, P. K. (19961968). Do androids dream of electric sheep? First Ballantine books trade pbk. edition New York, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dick, Philip K. 19961968. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? New York, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dick, Philip K, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? New York, Ballantine Books, 19961968.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? First Ballantine books trade pbk. edition New York, Ballantine Books, 19961968.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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