Chicago Public Library Announces Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As New One Book, One Chicago Selection

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) today announced Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick will be the 29th selection of CPL’s One Book, One Chicago (OBOC). From October 2018 through April 2019, Chicagoans will learn more about science fiction, technology, future societies, artificial intelligence and more as they explore the book and this year’s…
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About Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: One Book, One Chicago 2018-2019

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner. The book celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2018. By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind…
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About Philip K. Dick: 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago Author

Philip K. Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally. A prolific writer, Dick published 44 novels, 121 short stories…
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