Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780575097933
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 208
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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 ...



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
ISBN-10 0194792226
Release 2007-12-06
Pages 128
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 1780220383
Release 2012
Pages 193
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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 . . .



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  Omnibus Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9781613984550
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 544
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What's to Love: If you loved the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, chances are you know it's based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? From 2009-2011, we published a 24-issue graphic interpretation of the novel as realized by artist Tony Parker. Now, for the first time, all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series are collected into one complete omnibus edition, featuring a brand-new cover by Mondo artist Jay Shaw and essays from Jonathan Lethem, Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, and more. What It Is: 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¡ªand infinitely more dangerous.



A Study Guide for PhilipK Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

A Study Guide for PhilipK  Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410335715
Release 2015-03-13
Pages 15
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A Study Guide for PhilipK. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.



Retrofitting Blade Runner

Retrofitting Blade Runner Author Judith Kerman
ISBN-10 0879725109
Release 1991
Pages 291
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This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.



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
ISBN-10 9783638612920
Release 2007-02-22
Pages 18
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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.



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

Dreams of lost humanity  A Marxist analysis of  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep   by Philip K  Dick Author Martin Lausten
ISBN-10 9783668235069
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 26
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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 has suffered nuclear war. Through Deckard who contemplates his place in society via his disdain of his electric sheep, Dick forces the reader to consider the importance of material possessions and how they can affect social status. One would assume that material things would have less significance in a world that has suffered a nuclear holocaust, however, Do Androids Dream shows the opposite; namely, a scenario where one's possessions in society are of the utmost importance. To illustrate how a dystopian society would still hold material possessions in such high regard, Dick embeds numerous Marxist elements into his work as h



Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Dust To Dust

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep  Dust To Dust Author Chris Roberson
ISBN-10 1608860272
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 112
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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!



The Search for Identity in Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ridley Scott s Blade Runner

The Search for Identity in Philip K  Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  and Ridley Scott s Blade Runner Author Natalija Kokot
ISBN-10 OCLC:875433582
Release 2014
Pages 56
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In the following diploma thesis I deal with the comparison of Philip K. Dicks novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ridley Scotts film adaptation Blade Runner. In the theoretical part of the thesis, I focus on Dicks view on the problematic relationship between a human and an android, as he described it in his essays The Android and the Human (1972) and Man, Android and Machine (1976). Furthermore, I describe the portrayal of androids in the two works, introduce the appropriate film theory and point out the key problems of adapting Dicks novel into the Hollywood film. In the analytical part, I compare the three main characters focusing on their search for personal identity in the unreliable world of the future. In the conclusion, I summarize the similarities and differences between the two works and justify why the film Blade Runner can be considered a successful adaptation.



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Author Edward Arthur Einhorn
ISBN-10 OCLC:893574854
Release 2010
Pages 162
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Typescript, undated. Unmarked copy of a play by Edward Einhorn, adapted from the novel by Philp K. Dick, that opened November 20, 2010, at Three-Legged Dog Productions' facility 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, New York, N.Y.



                                                 Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 4062614073
Release 1995
Pages 268
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Philip K Dick and Philosophy

Philip K  Dick and Philosophy Author D. E. Wittkower
ISBN-10 9780812697391
Release 2011-10-17
Pages 288
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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).



Existentialist Novels

Existentialist Novels Author Source: Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1233155725
Release 2011-08
Pages 78
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 77. Chapters: The Trial, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Heart of Darkness, The Shockwave Rider, The Metamorphosis, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, Crime and Punishment, Steppenwolf, The Brothers Karamazov, The Castle, The Possessed, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Lathe of Heaven, Invisible Man, The Idiot, Notes from Underground, Papa Sartre, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, El T nel, The Gambler, As I Lay Dying, Invisible Monsters, Amerika, Not by Bread Alone, Zorba the Greek, Katow, Man's Fate, The Contortionist's Handbook, The Penultimate Truth, Sartor Resartus, We Can Build You, Kiss Me, Judas, The Double: A Petersburg Poem, Cowboys for Christ, The Raw Youth, Pincher Martin, Phineas Poe, The Pigeon, The Royal Way, Godspeed. Excerpt: Crime and Punishment (Russian: Pryestupleniye i nakazaniye) is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from five years of exile in Siberia, where he was serving his sentence in Katorga camps, the Tsarist forced-labor system and equivalent to the Soviet Gulag. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature period" of writing. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some peopl...



Mind in motion

Mind in motion Author Patricia S. Warrick
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013101277
Release 1987
Pages 222
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Discussed here are the eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick’s finest writing—the works that will become classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Warrick shows that Dick had a remarkable sense of the cultural transformation taking place in the last half of the 20th century. Dick points out the cracks in our institutions, our ideologies, and our value systems that will inevitably lead to their collapse. His moral vision perceived a universe of infinite possibility, with shapes that constantly transformed themselves—a universe in process. And his mind was a mind in motion, constantly questioning, finding answers, rejecting them in order to seek other possibilities. For Dick, having fixed, unchangeable answers was tantamount to entropy and death.



Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Mandarin Edition

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep   Mandarin Edition Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9787894000798
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 206
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《仿生人会梦见电子羊吗?》 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. Emigrées 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. 核战后,放射尘让地球上的动物濒临灭绝,地球已不再适合人类居住。为了鼓励残存的人口移民,政府承诺,只要移民到外 星球,就可以为每个人自动配备一个仿生人帮助其生活。仿生人不满足于被人类奴役的现状,想方设法逃回地球。主人公里克•德卡德是一名专门追捕逃亡仿生人的赏金猎人。在一次 追捕行动中,里克遭遇了新型仿生人前所未有的挑战。九死之后,能否一生?在与仿生人的接触和较量中,里克发现自己对仿生人的看法和态度有了很大的改变。这种改变究竟是福还是祸?这是一部不可思议的复杂作品,会激荡起头脑中各种各样的想法。《仿生人会梦见电子羊吗》指出,机器人也有直觉。它们不只是可以飞快运算的机器,它们也会思考、睡觉和做梦。由此引发了一个更大的问题:什么才是人的特质?



Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9780547572543
Release 2012
Pages 243
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A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.