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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
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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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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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"In his top form, Philip K. Dick rivals Kurt Vonnegut." The New York Times

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, they are 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.

PHILIP K. DICK (1928 1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

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