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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780345508553
Release 2008-02-26
Pages 256
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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



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780345404473
Release 1996
Pages 244
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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



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 0345404475
Release 1996
Pages 244
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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



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus Author Various
ISBN-10 1608867846
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 544
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The definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick's masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.



Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Oxford Bookworms Library  Stage 5  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 0194792226
Release 2007-12-06
Pages 128
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Word count 31,300



Ubik

Ubik Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780547572291
Release 2012
Pages 227
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A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9781613984550
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 544
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San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep...even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They're machines, but look, sound, and think like humans



The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator Author Jason M. Hough
ISBN-10 9780345537126
Release 2013-07-30
Pages 496
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A tale set in a post-apocalypse 23rd-century Australia traces the adventures of a group of immune survivors of an alien plague that has transformed the world's populations into mindless savages, recounting their harrowing efforts to collect dwindling resources and tap alien technology to save the ragged remnants of humanity. Original. A first novel.



The Bladerunner

The Bladerunner Author Alan E Nourse
ISBN-10 9781440566936
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 100
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Billy Gimp was a bladerunner . . . one of the shadowy procurers of illegal medical supplies for the rapidly expanding, nightmare world of the medical black market. Doc was a skilled surgeon at a government-operated hospital by day . . . and an underground physician by night, providing health care for the multitudes who could not - or would not - qualify for legal medical assistance. Trapped by Health Control Police, Billy Gimp knew he had to warn Doc that they were closing in on him. But something even more deadly than the law had already mad its first move . . . a new plague that Health Control could not handle!



Dreams of lost humanity A Marxist analysis of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick

Dreams of lost humanity  A Marxist analysis of  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep   by Philip K  Dick Author Martin Lausten
ISBN-10 9783668235069
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 26
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A+, , course: Literary History and Theory, language: English, abstract: Published in 1968 "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick, the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future America, which is falling apart, after a nuclear war called World War Terminus. Animals are almost extinct and keeping and owning animals have become an obsession for the remaining society. The worst thing a human can do is to harm an animal or to feel nothing at the idea of harming an animal. Thus caring for an animal has become symbol of one's humanity. However, because genuine animals are extremely expensive very few people can afford them and so most people are forced towards the much cheaper electric animals to keep up the pretence. To own a real animal is a sign of distinction and prestige. Before the story's beginning Deckard owned a genuine sheep, but it died, and Deckard had to replace it with an electric one. Deckard's electric sheep leaves him discontent as he yearns for the prestige that would come with the ownership of a real animal. The novel is arguably as influential and relevant today as when it came out. Its social commentary and critique of a twenty-first century America in the grip of soul-crushing hyper-capitalism can be said to be poignant still. The works of Philip K. Dick and, in particular, Do Androids Dream has attracted a small army of scholars and theorist who have applied everything from psychoanalytical criticism to postmodernism. However, a Marxist criticism has not been applied to Do Androids Dream so far. Such a reading is the focus of this paper, as I find that there are several reference to Marxist theory. Throughout the novel, Dick provides a profound social commentary through the vision of a near-future dystopian society. Dick vividly demonstrates how consumerism and capitalism can create a society loaded with socialist elements, even in a world that has suffered nuclear war. Through Deckard who contemplates his place in society via his disdain of his electric sheep, Dick forces the reader to consider the importance of material possessions and how they can affect social status. One would assume that material things would have less significance in a world that has suffered a nuclear holocaust, however, Do Androids Dream shows the opposite; namely, a scenario where one's possessions in society are of the utmost importance. To illustrate how a dystopian society would still hold material possessions in such high regard, Dick embeds numerous Marxist elements into his work as h



Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780345350473
Release 1982
Pages 216
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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, while bounty hunter Rick Deckard sets out to track down the replicants. Reissue. (Tie-in to the Fall 2007 release of the deluxe twenty-fifth anniversary DVD of the Warner Bros. film, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and others) (Science Fiction)



The Search for Identity in Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ridley Scott s Blade Runner

The Search for Identity in Philip K  Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  and Ridley Scott s Blade Runner Author Natalija Kokot
ISBN-10 OCLC:875433582
Release 2014
Pages 56
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In the following diploma thesis I deal with the comparison of Philip K. Dicks novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ridley Scotts film adaptation Blade Runner. In the theoretical part of the thesis, I focus on Dicks view on the problematic relationship between a human and an android, as he described it in his essays The Android and the Human (1972) and Man, Android and Machine (1976). Furthermore, I describe the portrayal of androids in the two works, introduce the appropriate film theory and point out the key problems of adapting Dicks novel into the Hollywood film. In the analytical part, I compare the three main characters focusing on their search for personal identity in the unreliable world of the future. In the conclusion, I summarize the similarities and differences between the two works and justify why the film Blade Runner can be considered a successful adaptation.



The Android s Dream

The Android s Dream Author John Scalzi
ISBN-10 9781429914703
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 400
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A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior alien race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save our planet and our people from alien enslavement... A sheep. That's right, a sheep. And if you think that's the most surprising thing about this book, wait until you read Chapter One. Welcome to The Android's Dream. For Harry Creek, it's quickly becoming a nightmare. All he wants is to do his uncomplicated mid-level diplomatic job with Earth's State Department. But his past training and skills get him tapped to save the planet--and to protect pet store owner Robin Baker, whose own past holds the key to the whereabouts of that lost sheep. Doing both will take him from lava-strewn battlefields to alien halls of power. All in a day's work. Maybe it's time for a raise. Throw in two-timing freelance mercenaries, political lobbyists with megalomaniac tendencies, aliens on a religious quest, and an artificial intelligence with unusual backstory, and you've got more than just your usual science fiction adventure story. You've got The Android's Dream. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Science Fiction analysis Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Science Fiction analysis  Philip K  Dick s  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  Author Michael Kratky
ISBN-10 9783638612920
Release 2007-02-22
Pages 18
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,00, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät), course: Novel and Film, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” is one out of at least six novels by Philip K. Dick that deal substantially with the questions surrounding androids. It is exactly the distortion between the real as the jumping-off point cited above and the hypothetical, unreal, fictional which creates a critical comment on the world the present reader lives in. The special focus on humanlike androids in “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” implies a particular philosophical issue. Of course, the somewhat murky, obscure and intransparent depiction of androids involves the problem of man-machine relationships, which can to a certain extend be equated with human-android relationships. But Dick goes a step further, pointing out the differences as well as the parallels between both the android and the human being, using ambiguous descriptions and playing with the reader’s sympathy for both sides. One could even argue that Dick tried to create a kind of meeting halfway between man and android. Certainly, Dick himself faces difficulties when trying to define the android as “a thing somehow generated to deceive us in a cruel way, to cause us to think it to be one of ourselves.” This description meets exactly to core of our analysis, which deals with the impact and the effects created by this somewhat ambiguous representation of human and android life.



For a Little While

For a Little While Author Rick Bass
ISBN-10 9780316381178
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 480
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Winner of the 2016 Story Prize A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice 100 Recommended Books of 2016 -- San Francisco Chronicle "A literary titan...Bass is, hands down, a master of the short form, creating in a few pages a natural world of mythic proportions." -- New York Times Book Review Long considered one of the most gifted practitioners of the short story, Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. Now, at last, we have the definitive collection of stories, new and old, from the writer Newsweek has called "an American classic." To read his fiction is to feel more alive -- connected, incandescently, to "the brief longshot of having been chosen for the human experience," as one of his characters puts it.These pages reveal men and women living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. Bass provides searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements, and his lush and striking language draws us ineluctably into the lives of these engaging people and their vivid surroundings. The intricate stories collected in For A Little While -- brimming with magic and wonder, filled with hard-won empathy, marbled throughout with astonishing imagery -- have the power both to devastate and to uplift. Together they showcase an iconic American master at his peak.



Do Androids Dream Dust to Dust

Do Androids Dream    Dust to Dust Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9781613980583
Release 2013-12-31
Pages
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THE PREQUEL TO ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENCE-FICTION NOVELS EVER PUBLISHED! Volume 2 of John W. Campbell Award-nominee Chris Roberson's prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life -- androids - become apparent. The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a "special" human with the power to feel others' emotions, and Charlie Victor who's the perfect man for the job... or is he? What secret does Victor hide? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the living animals. Don't miss this science fiction milestone that fleshes out Philip K. Dick's world and DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?'s mythology.



Retrofitting Blade Runner

Retrofitting Blade Runner Author Judith Kerman
ISBN-10 0879725109
Release 1991
Pages 291
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This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.