By Philip K. Dick
"The such a lot continually magnificent technology fiction author within the world."
THE proposal FOR BLADERUNNER. . .
Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep? was once released in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even this day it's a masterpiece sooner than its time.
By 2021, the realm warfare had killed hundreds of thousands, riding whole species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. those that remained coveted any residing creature, and for those who could not manage to pay for one, businesses equipped particularly practical simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even outfitted humans.
Emigrées to Mars bought androids so refined it used to be most unlikely to inform them from real males or girls. frightened of the havoc those synthetic people might wreak, the govt. banned them from Earth. but if androids didn't wish to be pointed out, they simply combined in.
Rick Deckard was once an formally sanctioned bounty hunter whose task used to be to discover rogue androids, and to retire them. yet cornered, androids tended to struggle again, with lethal results.
"[Dick] sees the entire glowing and terrifying percentages. . . that different authors turn away from."
--Paul Williams, Rolling Stone