The Resource Do androids dream of electric sheep?, Philip K. Dick

Do androids dream of electric sheep?, Philip K. Dick

Label
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Title
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Statement of responsibility
Philip K. Dick
Title variation
Blade runner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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024161
Cataloging source
EOW
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Dick, Philip K
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Dick, Philip K
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True
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  • Androids
  • Bounty hunters
  • Bounty hunters
  • Androids
Target audience
adult
Label
Do androids dream of electric sheep?, Philip K. Dick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Del Rey book."
  • Reprint. Originally published as Electric shepherd by Norstrillia Press, ©1968
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34818133
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Ballantine Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780345404473
Lccn
96096117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34818133
Label
Do androids dream of electric sheep?, Philip K. Dick
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Del Rey book."
  • Reprint. Originally published as Electric shepherd by Norstrillia Press, ©1968
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34818133
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Ballantine Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780345404473
Lccn
96096117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34818133

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