by Dick, Philip K | Fiction & related items
Published 27/10/2022 by Orion Publishing Co (Gateway) in the United Kingdom as part of the S.F. Masterworks series
Paperback | 208 pages
Staff Pick: John-Ross
Quick read, but provides plenty to puzzle over…Equal parts dark sci-fi, reflection on humanity’s social nature, and dystopian satire.
World War Terminus devastated the Earth. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard searches for the renegade replicants he is sent to ‘retire’, while he dreams of owning a live animal – the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of natural life. The opportunity of a lifetime: kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward.
But in Deckard’s world things aren’t that simple, and his assignment turns into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit – and the hunter becomes the hunted . . .
Voted in a Locus poll as one of the 100 pre-1990 SF Novels, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep spawned two blockbuster movies. Philip K. Dick won multiple awards for his works, examining human identity, psychology, conspiracy and paranoia, challenging the idea of objective truth in a manner that remains relevant today.
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