(W) Phillip K. Dick (A) Steven Dupre Covers: A) Dennis Calero, B) Bill Sienkiewicz, C) Scott Keating The book that inspiredthe film Blade Runner comes to BOOM!with backmatter by Warren Ellis! Visionary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? has been called "a masterpiece aheadof its time, even today" and served asthe basis for the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. San Francisco lies undera cloudof radioactive dust. The World War 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 taskedto findsix rogue androids - they're machines, but look, sound,and think like humans, clever,and mostof all, dangerous humans. Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join BOOM! Studios as 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, groundbreaking 24-issue maxi-series experiment illustrated by acclaimed Wolf artist Steven Duprefor the science-fiction publishing event ofthe year! Covers by Bill Sienkiewicz, Dennis Calero, Moritat, and Scott Keating.
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Shelfari edited the description of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world." --John Brunner THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into 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 simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans. Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results. "<Dick> sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from." --Paul Williams Rolling Stone
Shelfari edited the description of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
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