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WE CAN BUILD YOU

Dick, Philip K.

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ISBN 10: 0727815954 / ISBN 13: 9780727815958
Edité par Severn House [1988]., [London], 1988
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Hardcover
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Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. A land speculator plans a lunar eutopia with tract houses populated by simulacra to entice people to emigrate to the Moon. However, the main theme of the story is human empathy, the lack of which makes a human no different than a machine. MASA's Lincoln simulacrum proves to be more in touch with reality than the humans in Dick's future society, in which many are diagnosed as schizophrenic by the dictatorial Federal Bureau of Mental Health. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-173. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 338. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#84073). N° de réf. du libraire 84073

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Titre : WE CAN BUILD YOU

Éditeur : Severn House [1988]., [London]

Date d'édition : 1988

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Louis Rosen and his partners sell people--ingeniously designed, historically authentic simulacra of personages such as Edwin M. Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. The problem is that the only prospective buyer is a rapacious billionaire whose plans for the simulacra could land Louis in jail. Then there's the added complication that someone--or something--like Abraham Lincoln may not want to be sold.

Is an electronic Lincoln any less alive than his creators? Is a machine that cares and suffers inferior to the woman Louis loves--a borderline psychopath who does neither? With irresistible momentum, intelligence, and wit, Philip K. Dick creates an arresting techno-thriller that suggests a marriage of Bladerunner and Barbarians at the Gate.

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In this lyrical and moving novel, Philip K. Dick intertwines the story of a toxic love affair with one about sentient robots, and unflinchingly views it all through the prism of mental illness ? which spares neither human nor robot. The end result is one of Dick?s most quietly powerful works. When Louis Rosen?s electronic-organ company builds a pitch-perfect robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln, the firm is pulled into the orbit of a shady businessman, who is looking to use Lincoln for his own profit. Meanwhile, Rosen seeks Lincoln?s advice as he woos a woman incapable of understanding human emotions ? someone who may be even more robotic than Lincoln?s replica.

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