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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” became better known as a result of the 1982 film adaptation titled Blade Runner, but the novel and the film differ substantially.  Dick explores the issues of the nature of reality and the value of real versus artificial life through the story of Rick Deckard, an android bounty hunter.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PN3433

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Beiler, E.F. (ed.). Science Fiction Writers. 1982.  Call Number: PN3433.5.S35 1982
  • Pierce, John J. Great Themes of Science Fiction. 1987.  Call Number: PN3433.8.P544 1987
  • Seed, David (ed). A Companion to Science Fiction. 2005.  Call Number: PN3433.5.C73 2005

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Dick, Philip
  • Science Fiction

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

                  o   Vol. 30, pg. 123, 125-8

                  o   Vol. 72, pg. 104, 108, 110, 113, 117-24

  • Critical Survey of Long FictionCall Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 2, pg. 846

  • Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature –  Call Number: REF PN3433.8.S36 M24 1996

                  o   Vol. 1, pg. 232-3

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

                  o   Vol. 2, pg. 597-98

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44.N937

                  o   Vol. 5, pg. 72-98

Research Databases

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  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • Omnifile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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