Philip K. Dick - Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?) (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781473222687
Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is probably his best known work, and was adapted into the well known movie, Blade Runner.
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.
The first mistake that a new reader would make is to watch Blade Runner and expect a novelisation of that film; it was loosely based upon the book.
The movie diverged from Phillip K. Dick's literature early on. The book is far more bleak than the film and much more intricate and complicated. Blade Runner benefits from a simplified storyline.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 1968 (This Edition 2017 - Gollancz)
- ISBN : 9781473222687
- SKU : B001987
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? filmed as Blade Runner. Movie Tie-In Edition.
"Philip K. Dick's novel surpasses the Ridley Scott's cult classic on many levels" - Google Review.
"One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac." - Sunday Times.
"My literary hero." - Fay Weldon.
"For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first." - Terry Gilliam.
"A masterclass in sci-fi wonderment." - Empire Magazine.
Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. He wrote 44 published novels and approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime.
Featured Author . . . Philip K. Dick
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