It’s publication day! First up is the fantastic news that we’re reissuing Blade Runner (originally Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), which was turned into the classic SF-noir starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott. The sequel Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford is out in October!
And then, we’re even more excited to be publishing Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, the tie-in to the new Channel 4 series starring Steve Buscemi, Julia Davies (Nighty Night), Richard Madden (Robb from Game of Thrones), Sidse Knudsen (Borgen, Westworld), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Timothy Spall, Benedict Wong, Greg Kinnear and Anna Paquin, to name but a few. . .
Every single episode is based on a Philip K. Dick short story, and all ten are collected in our edition of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. We also have exclusive introductions from the writer or director of each episode.
The ten short stories which inspired the hit TV series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, from the author of Blade Runner and Minority Report, with new material by the producers and directors of the show!
Based on the stories contained in this volume, the ten-part anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series.
Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized Sci-Fi novelist’s work. Other guest stars include Janelle Morae, Anna paquin, Timothy Spall and Benedict Wong.
The ten stories included are:
The Hanging Stanger
The Impossible Planet
Foster, You’re Dead
The Hood Maker
If There Were No Benny Cemoli
The film tie-in edition of the cult classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
As the eagerly-anticipated new film Blade Runner 2049 finally comes to the screen, rediscover the world of Blade Runner . . .
World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn’t ‘retiring’ them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal – the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life.
Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard’s world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit – and the threat of death for the hunter, rather than the hunted . . .
‘A marvellous and complex book, simply written but leaving all kinds of resonance in the mind’ Brian Aldiss
‘Dick’s most widely-read novel. It is also one of his best’ David Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels