Blade Runner Series by Philip K. Dick
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Blade Runner Series
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick , first published in The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco , where Earth's life has been greatly damaged by a nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning , so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy , an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the film Blade Runner , and many elements and themes from it were used in its sequel Blade Runner The main plot follows Rick Deckard , a bounty hunter who is tasked with "retiring" i. In connection with Deckard's mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human and whether empathy is a purely human ability.
His work explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes , authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His writing also reflected his interest in metaphysics and theology , and often drew upon his life experiences, addressing the nature of reality , identity , drug abuse , schizophrenia , and transcendental experiences. Dick produced 44 published novels and approximately short stories , most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. He began publishing science fiction stories in , at the age of His stories initially found little commercial success,  but his alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle earned Dick early acclaim, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel.
I do co-own a large selection of them, though, and in — or some time thereabouts — I attended a seminar at the ICA, hosted by Brian Aldiss who else? One of his highs or lows of choice was horse tranquilliser. He married five times. He was a twin — his sister who he insisted was a lesbian died shortly after they were born. His life was illumined by a series of extraordinary spiritual visions.