Blade Runner Book
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Blade Runner


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Harvill Press
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Androids
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106011872568

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Blade Runner Excerpt :

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  Book
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2008-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345508553

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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 Omnibus Book
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2015-12-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 642
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613984550

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus Excerpt :

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  Dust to Dust Book

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Dust to Dust


  • Author : Chris Roberson
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1608866181

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Dust to Dust Excerpt :

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  Dust To Dust Book

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Dust To Dust


  • Author : Chris Roberson
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2010-12-07
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1608860272

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Dust To Dust Excerpt :

John W. Campbell Memorial 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 ficition novels ever published! A GLOBAL SCIENCE FICTION PUBLISHING EVENT! John W. Campbell Memorial 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 ficition novels ever published! Who hunted androids before Dick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial -- androids--become apparent. The government decides they must become targets,hunted down, bjut 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 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? mythology!

Science Fiction analysis  Philip K  Dick s  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep   Book

Science Fiction analysis Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


  • Author : Michael Kratky
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-02-22
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 9783638612920

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Science Fiction analysis Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,00, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät), course: Novel and Film, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, 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.

High Weirdness Book

High Weirdness


  • Author : Erik Davis
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907222870

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An exploration of the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. A study of the spiritual provocations to be found in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson, High Weirdness charts the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the American counterculture of the 1970s. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality—but how did their writings reflect, as well as shape, the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America? In High Weirdness, Erik Davis—America's leading scholar of high strangeness—examines the published and unpublished writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences. Davis explores the complex lattice of the strange that flowed through America's West Coast at a time of radical technological, political, and social upheaval to present a new theory of the weird as a viable mode for a renewed engagement with reality.

Dreams of lost humanity  A Marxist analysis of  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep   by Philip K  Dick Book

Dreams of lost humanity A Marxist analysis of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick


  • Author : Martin Lausten
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668235069

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Dreams of lost humanity A Marxist analysis of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A+, , course: Literary History and Theory, language: English, abstract: Published in 1968 "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick, the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future America, which is falling apart, after a nuclear war called World War Terminus. Animals are almost extinct and keeping and owning animals have become an obsession for the remaining society. The worst thing a human can do is to harm an animal or to feel nothing at the idea of harming an animal. Thus caring for an animal has become symbol of one's humanity. However, because genuine animals are extremely expensive very few people can afford them and so most people are forced towards the much cheaper electric animals to keep up the pretence. To own a real animal is a sign of distinction and prestige. Before the story's beginning Deckard owned a genuine sheep, but it died, and Deckard had to replace it with an electric one. Deckard's electric sheep leaves him discontent as he yearns for the prestige that would come with the ownership of a real animal. The novel is arguably as influential and relevant today as when it came out. Its social commentary and critique of a twenty-first century America in the grip of soul-crushing hyper-capitalism can be said to be poignant still. The works of Philip K. Dick and, in particular, Do Androids Dream has attracted a small army of scholars and theorist who have applied everything from psychoanalytical criticism to postmodernism. However, a Marxist criticism has not been applied to Do Androids Dream so far. Such a reading is the focus of this paper, as I find that there are several reference to Marxist theory. Throughout the novel, Dick provides a profound social commentary through the vision of a near-future dystopian society. Dick vividly demonstrates how consumerism and capitalism can create a society loaded with socialist elements, even in a world that h

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Book
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1608866157

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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.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars  Book

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars


  • Author : James Wilt
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Release Date : 2020-04-22
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771134491

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Public transportation is in crisis. Through an assessment of the history of automobility in North America, the “three revolutions” in automotive transportation, as well as the current work of committed people advocating for a different way forward, James Wilt imagines what public transit should look like in order to be green and equitable. Wilt considers environment and climate change, economic and racial inequality, urban density, accessibility and safety, work and labour unions, privacy and control of personal data, as well as the importance of public and democratic decision-making. Based on interviews with more than forty experts, including community activists, academics, transit planners, authors, and journalists, Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? explores our ability to exert power over how cities are built and for whom.

The Age of Spiritual Machines Book
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The Age of Spiritual Machines


  • Author : Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101077887

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Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future takes us through the advances that inexorably result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); in relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and in information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Optimistic and challenging, thought-provoking and engaging, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century.

The Psychology of Good and Evil Book

The Psychology of Good and Evil


  • Author : Ervin Staub
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 0521528801

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This book gathers the knowledge gained in a lifelong study of the roots of goodness and evil. Since the late 1960s, Ervin Staub has studied the causes of helpful, caring, generous, and altruistic behavior. He has also studied bullying and victimization in schools as well as youth violence and its prevention. He spent years studying the origins of genocide and mass killing and has examined the Holocaust, the genocide of the Armenians, the autogenocide in Cambodia, the disappearances in Argentina, the genocide in Rwanda. He has applied his work in many real world settings and has consulted parents, teachers, police officers, and political leaders. Since September 11th, he has appeared frequently in the media explaining the causes and prevention of terrorism. Professor Staub's work is collected together for the first time in The Psychology of Good and Evil.

Cyberpunk and Visual Culture Book

Cyberpunk and Visual Culture


  • Author : Graham Murphy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351665155

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Within the expansive mediascape of the 1980s and 1990s, cyberpunk’s aesthetics took firm root, relying heavily on visual motifs for its near-future splendor saturated in media technologies, both real and fictitious. As today’s realities look increasingly like the futures forecast in science fiction, cyberpunk speaks to our contemporary moment and as a cultural formation dominates our 21st century techno-digital landscapes. The 15 essays gathered in this volume engage the social and cultural changes that define and address the visual language and aesthetic repertoire of cyberpunk – from cybernetic organisms to light, energy, and data flows, from video screens to cityscapes, from the vibrant energy of today’s video games to the visual hues of comic book panels, and more. Cyberpunk and Visual Culture provides critical analysis, close readings, and aesthetic interpretations of exactly those visual elements that define cyberpunk today, moving beyond the limitations of merely printed text to also focus on the meaningfulness of images, forms, and compositions that are the heart and lifeblood of cyberpunk graphic novels, films, television shows, and video games.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep  Book
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1608865770

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Excerpt :

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! World best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K Dick's award-winning DO ANROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been "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 panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 6 volume series.