Offered is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. This is from Doubleday Publishing, 1968, 1st Edition, First Printing, First Issue. 8vo - over 7¾", up to 9¾" tall. This original dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap.
About the Book: Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, the novel follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with retiring six escaped androids. At its core, the novel explores the essential issues of the meaning and destiny of humanity. Nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award and basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. "A key novel in Dick's canon." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-326. Basis for the feature film "Blade Runner," directed by Ridley Scott. Pringle, Science Fiction the Best 100 Novels 55. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A scarce title of one of the most seminal works in science fiction.
About the Author: Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences.