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We Can Build You - by Philip K Dick (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 258

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Philip K Dick

Language: English

Street Date: August 14, 2012
TCIN: 77265382
UPC: 9780547572680
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3507

Description

"In his top form, Philip K. Dick rivals Kurt Vonnegut." The New York Times

In this lyrical and moving novel, Philip K. Dick intertwines the story of a toxic love affair with one about sentient robots, and unflinchingly views it all through the prism of mental illness which spares neither human nor robot. The end result is one of Dick s most quietly powerful works.

When Louis Rosen's electronic organ company builds a pitch-perfect robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln, they are pulled into the orbit of a shady businessman, who is looking to use Lincoln for his own profit. Meanwhile, Rosen seeks Lincoln's advice as he woos a woman incapable of understanding human emotions someone who may be even more robotic than Lincoln's replica.

PHILIP K. DICK (1928 1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

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