April 1, 1990
April 1, 1990
It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!
Rick Deckard would deny being called a murderer--"I've never killed a human being in my life." His job, however, is to kill (or "retire") androids who are trying to live amongst humans. The police department has to hire a bounty hunter like Deckard because androids have become virtually indistinguishable from humans. On Mars, bad things started happening when humans became too reliant on androids, so officials on Earth decided to make androids illegal. The only problem is that the androids want to stay--and they know how to fight back. Raising questions of consciousness, morality, love, and what it means to be human, Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP has become a canonical work of speculative fiction. Originally published in 1968, this novel was made into the film BLADERUNNER, starring Harrison Ford, in 1982.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Settings, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Settings, Conflicts + Dualities, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 1, 1990
- Online Item #: 12000972
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-3408
- ISBN: 9780345350473
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported