Book , Print in English

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Philip K. Dick.
  • New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.
  • Copyright Notice: ©1968
  • First Ballantine Books trade paperback edition.
  • x, 244 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • Science fiction.
  • Science fiction.
  • Fiction.
  • Science fiction.
  • Science fiction.
Summary
  • The inspiration for Blade Runner. 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 retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
Other information
  • "A Del Rey book."
  • Reprint. Originally published as Electric shepherd by Norstrillia Press, ©1968.
  • Also issued online.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 0345404475
  • 9780345404473
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 96096117
  • OCLC: 34818133
  • OCLC: 34818133