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Book Retrofitting Blade Runner

Download or read book Retrofitting Blade Runner written by Judith Kerman and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Download or read book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By 2021, the Terminus War had driven mankind off-planet and entire species into extinction. Now only the rich can afford living creatures; others may buy amazingly realistic simulacrae: horses, cats, sheep ... Even humans. These artificial people are so advanced it's impossible to tell them from true men and women--except for their lack of empathy. Without empathy, androids can--and do--kill their owners and blend into society, so they're illegal on Earth. It's Rick Deckard's job to find these rogues and "retire" them. But "andys" tend to fight back--with deadly results.

Book Ubik

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781596061699
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Ubik written by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The screenplay version of the seminal sf novel, out of print for more than two decades.

Book Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep  Vol  1

Download or read book Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Vol 1 written by Philip K. Dick and published by BOOM! Studios. This book was released on 2011-03-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book The Bladerunner

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alan E Nourse
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-04-12
  • ISBN : 1440566933
  • Pages : 100 pages

Download or read book The Bladerunner written by Alan E Nourse and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-04-12 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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!

Book The Secret of Dreams

Download or read book The Secret of Dreams written by Yacki Raizizun and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-16 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Secret of Dreams" by Yacki Raizizun. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Book The Philip K  Dick Reader

Download or read book The Philip K Dick Reader written by Philip K. Dick and published by Citadel Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes the stories that inspired the movies Total Recall, Screamers, Minority Report, Paycheck, and Next "More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds." --The Wall Street Journal The Philip K. Dick Reader Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount, and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. Dick won the prestigious Hugo Award for the best novel of 1963 for The Man in the High Castle. In the last year of his life, the film Blade Runner was made from his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This collection includes some of Dick's earliest short and medium-length fiction, including We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (the story that inspired the motion picture Total Recall), Second Variety (which inspired the motion picture Screamers), Paycheck, The Minority Report, and twenty more.

Book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Download or read book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip K. Dick and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2008-02-26 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book Sworn to the Night

    Book Details:
  • Author : Craig Schaefer (Fantasy fiction writer)
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781944806095
  • Pages : 422 pages

Download or read book Sworn to the Night written by Craig Schaefer (Fantasy fiction writer) and published by . This book was released on 2018-01-05 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She's also a fledgling witch, weaving poppets and tiny spells behind closed doors. When Marie's case draws her into Nessa's path, sparks fly. What comes next is more than a furtive whirlwind affair; it's the first pebbles of an avalanche. Nessa and Marie are the victims of a curse that has pursued them across countless lifetimes; a doom designed to trap them in a twisted living fairy tale, with their romance fated to end in misery and death. They aren't going out without a fight. As they race to uncover the truth, forces are in motion across the country. In Las Vegas, a professional thief is sent on a deadly heist. In a Detroit back alley, witches gather under the guidance of a mysterious woman in red. Just outside New York, an abandoned zoo becomes the hunting-ground for servants of a savage and alien king. The occult underground is taking sides and forming lines of battle. Time is running out, and Nessa and Marie have one chance to save themselves, break the curse, and demand justice. This time, they're writing their own ending."--Back cover.

Book Ubik

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 0547572298
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book Ubik written by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mind-bending, classic Philip K. Dick novel about the perception of reality. Named as one of Time's 100 best books.

Book The Last Duel

    Book Details:
  • Author : Eric Jager
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2005-09-13
  • ISBN : 0767914171
  • Pages : 258 pages

Download or read book The Last Duel written by Eric Jager and published by Crown. This book was released on 2005-09-13 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando Sentinel The gripping true story of the duel to end all duels in medieval France as a resolute knight defends his wife’s honor against the man she accuses of a heinous crime In the midst of the devastating Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight fresh from combat in Scotland, returns home to yet another deadly threat. His wife, Marguerite, has accused squire Jacques Le Gris of rape. A deadlocked court decrees a trial by combat between the two men that will also leave Marguerite’s fate in the balance. For if her husband loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser. While enemy troops pillage the land, and rebellion and plague threaten the lives of all, Carrouges and Le Gris meet in full armor on a walled field in Paris. What follows is the final duel ever authorized by the Parlement of Paris, a fierce fight with lance, sword, and dagger before a massive crowd that includes the teenage King Charles VI, during which both combatants are wounded—but only one fatally. Based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris, The Last Duel brings to life a colorful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal, and revenge. The Last Duel is at once a moving human drama, a captivating true crime story, and an engrossing work of historical intrigue with themes that echo powerfully centuries later.

Book The Doom Brigade

    Book Details:
  • Author : Don Perrin
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Release : 2012-01-03
  • ISBN : 0786962011
  • Pages : 281 pages

Download or read book The Doom Brigade written by Don Perrin and published by Wizards of the Coast. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War can get a fellow killed. The fearless draconians of the War of the Lance have retired from the field of battle to a pleasant valley in the Kharolis Mountains. Well, it would be pleasant, if it weren't for some dwarves, whose irritating feuding prevents the draconians from realizing their greatest hope -- the ability to continue their doomed race. When the dwarves discover a map leading to a fortune buried in the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, the draconians are swept up in a feverish race for treasure. Little do both sides realize that they are part of the strange and terrible destiny descending upon Krynn during the Summer of Flame. A desinty that includes the children of Chaos . . . the fire dragons! The Doom Brigade is the first installment in The Chaos War series, stories set during the war of the Dragons of Summer Flame, the New York Times best-selling novel co-authored by Margaret Weis.

Book Now Wait for Last Year

Download or read book Now Wait for Last Year written by Philip K. Dick and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1993 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Eric Sweetscent has problems. His planet is enmeshed in an unwinnable war. His wife is lethally addicted to a drug that whips its users helplessly back and forth across time -- and is hell-bent on making Eric suffer along with her. And Sweetscent's newest patient is not only the most important man on the embattled planet Earth but quite possibly the sickest. For Secretary Gino Molinari has turned his mortal illness into an instrument of political policy -- and Eric cannot tell if his job is to make the Male better or to keep him poised just this side of death. Now Wait for Last fear bursts through the envelope between the impossible and the inevitable. Even as ushers us into a future that looks uncannily like the present, it makes the normal seem terrifyingly provisional -- and compels anyone who reads it to wonder if he really knows what time it is.

Book High Weirdness

    Book Details:
  • Author : Erik Davis
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 1907222871
  • Pages : 562 pages

Download or read book High Weirdness written by Erik Davis and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Download or read book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Oxford Bookworms Library  Stage 5  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Download or read book Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip K. Dick and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-12-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Word count 31,300

Book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Download or read book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip Kindred Dick and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: