Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Nebula Award, 1969
The science fiction masterpiece behind the cult classic films Bladerunner and Bladerunner 2049.
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 …
Readers have been blown away by Philip K. Dick:
‘Now I understand what all the fuss is about. The guy is a visionary . . . Every paragraph launches us forward, demands our attention . . . a classic example of the finest science fiction‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Probably my favourite Philip K. Dick book . . . set in a dystopian Earth much dilapidated after ‘World War Terminus’ . . . I cannot praise this book enough, it really is one of the all-time greats‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘A science fiction masterpiece . . . about a post-apocalyptic world seeking resurrection through the rediscovery of empathy. But who is more empathetic – humans or androids? What is the dividing line? The book constantly explores how far human ideas of life, death, religion and love could survive in a dark uncaring world’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘I thought this was great and original . . . The Earth has become barely habitable due to nuclear winter, radiation and depopulation . . . a really cool story and I think only PKD could have written something of this style. I would recommend this . . . if you liked the Blade Runner movies’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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
My literary hero
For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first
A masterclass in sci-fi wonderment