Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Vol. 5

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Vol. 5

By Philip K. Dick; Tony Parker (Illustrator)

Boom Town, Hardcover, 9781608866403, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011

Description

The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to graphic novels utilizing 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 graphic novel medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, groundbreaking series. Volume 5 of 6.



About the Author
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. A contemporary of Ursula K. Le Guin, Dick's first short story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," was published shortly after his high-school graduation. Many of Dick's works drew upon his personal experiences with drug abuse, addressing topics such as paranoia and schizophrenia, transcendental experiences and alternate reality, and the childhood death of his twin sister is reflected through the recurring theme of the "phantom twin" in many of his novels. Despite ongoing financial troubles and issues with the IRS, Dick had a prolific writing career, winning both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award multiple times. Some of his most famous novels and stories--A Scanner Darkly, "The Minority Report," "Paycheck," and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (adapted into the film Blade Runner)--have been adapted for film. Dick died in 1982.