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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 3

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 3

by Philip K. Dick, Tony Parker
     
 

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS!

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! World best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K Dick's award-winning DO ANROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today"and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present

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THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS!

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FLIM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! World best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K Dick's award-winning DO ANROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been "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 panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an

innovative, ground-breaking 6 volume series.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Dick's science-fiction classic has been transformed into a full-color graphic novel. This volume collects issues 9 through 12 of the 24-issue maxi-series and reads like a detective novel. Unlike an adaptation, this series retains all of the original text. Often, the caption box repeats what is illustrated in the panel. Page layouts feature large panels, typically three per page, to accommodate the numerous caption boxes and dialogue balloons. Parker's natural style shows a futuristic Northern California, done in muted tones, worn around the edges. The characters' facial expressions and body language enhance the tense psychological and physical exchanges. While questioning a rogue android, Rick Deckard uncovers a phantom police agency that has no record of him, calling into question his own existence. Despite the bounty-hunter premise, the story does not glorify violence, and it offers age-appropriate images. Supplementary material includes a 20-plus-page essay, "Crazy Friend," written by Jonathan Lethem, which includes two of his short stories and chronicles his journey as a Dick fan. Science-fiction fans may grouse that the artwork does not match their own vision of Dick's futuristic world, which was also the complaint many had with Blade Runner, the movie inspired by the author's novel. This is a welcome purchase for science-fiction or graphic-novel collections.—June Shimonishi, Torrance Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608865772
Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Series:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Series, #3
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Considered onr of the most influential science fiction minds of the 20th century, Philip K Dick's works have been the inspiration behind some of the most popular and successful films of all time, including

BLADDE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, and MINORITY REPORT. A Hugo Award winner for his book THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, Philip K. Dick went on to change the face of science fiction literature with his body of work including DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, A SCANNER DARKLY, UBIK and more. Philip K Dick passed away in 1982.

Rising superstar artist Tony Parker is best known for his work on WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE AND HONOUR WARHAMMER 40,000: DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR , and the WARHAMMER AGE OF RECKONING MMORPG graphic novel.

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