Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 183
ISBN: UCSC:32106011872568
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Harvill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Science fiction-roman om livet på Jorden efter en altødelæggende krig, hvor de få overlevende kommer i konflikt med de menneskelignende robotter, androider, som de selv har skabt

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0752864300
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Release: 2005
Editor: Orion Media
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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...THE AUTHORPhilip K Dick (1928-82) was born one of twins and lived most of his life in California. He wrote more than fifty books in a career of prodigious productivity and achievement. The films BLADE RUNNER and TOTAL RECALL were based on his stories.

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,Andy Hopkins,Joc Potter
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0194792226
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Release: 2007-12-06
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Word count 31,300

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 642
ISBN: 9781613984550
Available:
Release: 2015-12-02
Editor: BOOM! Studios
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1608866157
Available:
Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: BOOM! Studios
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Graphically interpreting the full text of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? With special afterword by Jonathan Lethem. The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today" and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground- breaking 6 volume series. With special afterword by Jonathan Lethem.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780345350473
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345508553
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Release: 2008-02-26
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 Dust to Dust

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  Dust to Dust
Author: Chris Roberson
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1608866181
Available:
Release: 2011-04-12
Editor: BOOM! Studios
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? A GLOBAL SCIENCE FICTION PUBLISHING EVENT! John W. Campbell Award-nominee Chris Roberson writes the prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published! 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.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 270
ISBN: 1444839888
Available:
Release: 2018-12
Editor: Ulverscroft Collections
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

January 2021: World War Terminus has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction. Living creatures are prized and coveted possessions; for people who can't afford one, companies construct incredible mechanical animals, to be passed off as natural by their new owners. They've even built humanoids who are just as convincing... When bounty hunter Rick Deckard, owner of an electric sheep, is instructed to track down and 'retire' six human-style androids that went rogue, he's glad of the job - he'd love to be able to afford a real animal again. But then he himself is accused of being an 'andy'...

The Penultimate Truth

The Penultimate Truth
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780547572475
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if you discovered that everything you knew about the world was a lie? That's the question at the heart of Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel about political oppression, the show business of politics, and the sinister potential of the military-industrial complex. This wry, paranoid thriller imagines a future in which the earth has been ravaged, and cities are burnt-out wastelands too dangerous for human life. Americans have been shipped underground, where they toil in crowded industrial anthills and receive a steady diet of inspiring speeches from a president who never seems to age. Nick St. James, like the rest of the masses, believes in the words of his leaders. But that all changes when he travels to the surface--where what he finds is more shocking than anything he could possibly imagine.

The Old Drift

The Old Drift
Author: Namwali Serpell
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781101907153
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Hogarth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage."--Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, The New York Times * The New York Times Book Review * Time * NPR * The Atlantic * BuzzFeed * Tordotcom * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage Winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award * Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction * Winner of the Windham-Campbell Prizes for Fiction 1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond. As the generations pass, their lives--their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes--emerge through a panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. From a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones and viral vaccines, this gripping, unforgettable novel is a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a meditation on the slow, grand passage of time. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Ray Bradbury Prize * Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize "An intimate, brainy, gleaming epic . . . This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "A founding epic in the vein of Virgil's Aeneid . . . though in its sprawling size, its flavor of picaresque comedy and its fusion of family lore with national politics it more resembles Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children."--The Wall Street Journal "A story that intertwines strangers into families, which we'll follow for a century, magic into everyday moments, and the story of a nation, Zambia."--NPR

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1608865002
Available:
Release: 2011-03-30
Editor: BOOM! Studios
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Graphically interpreting the full text of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today" and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series experiment. 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 remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built 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 -- clever, and most of all, dangerous humans. Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join us for the publishing event of the year! "After I finished reading the screenplay for BLADE RUNNER, I got the novel out and looked through it. The two reinforce each other, so that someone who started with the novel would enjoy the movie and someone who started with the movie would enjoy the novel." -- Philip K. Dick

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
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9783638793483
Available:
Release: 2007-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,00, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultat), course: Novel and Film, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper deals with the impact and the effects created by the somewhat ambiguous representation of human and android life in Dick's work "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (Blade Runner), 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."

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 193
ISBN: 1780220383
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Gollancz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 . . .

The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
Author: George R. R. Martin,Philip K. Dick,Anne McCaffrey
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780345494290
Available:
Release: 2006-07-25
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind. Science fiction’s finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include: “Superiority”: Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side’s own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat. “Dragonrider”: A tale of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival. “Second Variety”: Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post-apocalyptic vision of the future. “The Night of the Vampyres”: A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin’s gripping drama. “Hero”: Joe Haldeman’s short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War. “Ender’s Game”: The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card’s masterpiece of military science fiction. PLUS SEVEN MORE EPIC STORIES “Among Thieves” by Poul Anderson “Hangman” by David Drake “The Last Article” by Harry Turtledove “The Game of Rat and Dragon” by Cordwainer Smith “To the Storming Gulf” by Gregory Benford “Wolf Time” by Walter Jon Williams “The Scapegoat” by C. J. Cherryh Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the twentieth century.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1608866408
Available:
Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: BOOM! Studios
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to graphic novels utilizing the full text of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today" and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the graphic novel medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, groundbreaking series. Volume 5 of 6.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Author: Ian Fleming
Pages: 75
ISBN: 9781551997919
Available:
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children’s novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Bladerunner

The Bladerunner
Author: Alan E Nourse
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781440566936
Available:
Release: 2013-04-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

Voodoo Shanghai

Voodoo Shanghai
Author: Kristi Charish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345815934
Available:
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third and final installment in Kristi Charish's thrilling urban fantasy series finds beloved heroine and voodoo practitioner Kincaid Strange shanghaied away from Seattle and pursuing the ghost of a serial killer in Portland. Just when Kincaid Strange thinks her life is back on track and she's finally put her time as a paranormal practitioner with the Seattle PD to rest, her ex (and Seattle cop) Aaron asks her for help with yet another strange and ominous case. Martin Dane, the White Picket Fence Serial Killer who terrorized West Coast families living the suburban American dream, appears to be back at it with a fresh murder in Portland. There's only one problem: Dane has been dead for three weeks. Kincaid can't resist a paranormal mystery. Despite her misgivings, she agrees to examine the Portland crime scene. What she discovers is a place of supernatural power unlike anywhere she's ever been--and the reason Aaron had been so tight-lipped about the case details. There's already a voodoo practitioner on the scene: Liam Sinclair, a TV celebrity of questionable talent and dubious intent. Kincaid wants nothing more than to finish the job and retreat to Seattle, but the deeper she looks, the less the murder adds up. When she uncovers a much more sinister mystery--missing ghosts, scores of them, whom no one is looking for--there's no turning back.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Author: William S. Burroughs
Pages: 78
ISBN: UOM:39015046492123
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this futuristic screenplay vision of a strife-and-disease-plagued America in 1999, Burroughs finds the cure for a decaying civilization in the medicine practiced by underground physicians and surgeons. These heroic healers, in turn, are aided by 'blade runners, ' teenagers who smuggle banned surgical instruments past the watchful eyes of fascistic police. The novel-cum-screenplay follows one of these runners during the course of a race riot and the transfer of instruments between embattled doctors. Above the drama in the streets of New York is a world 'taken over by hang-glider and autogyro gangs, mountaineers and steeplejacks. A sky boy steps off his penthouse into a parachute on guide wires that drop him to a street-level landing ... Meanwhile, released animals and reptiles from the zoo and freed fish from the aquarium have control of the rovers and subways. The prose flashes with Burrough's own brand of outrageousness and fantasy.