Saturday, 28 January 2012

Not Just For Stormtroopers: Sci-Fi Group Read #2

The people have spoken. This month I set a poll with a few choices for our optional group read, with a trend towards classics. It looks like a lot of you want to read Philip K. Dick's science fiction masterpiece or want to revisit it because it beat the others hands down. Yes, in February we will be reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? the book that inspired Blade Runner.


Being a classic, there are a variety of covers out there! Do share if you find a good one. Some of these really do give the wrong impression of the book, either futuristic farming or android erotica. Don't worry, it's neither of those things! Unless Blade Runner was a huge departure from the original...







As before, this readalong is entirely optional, you can carry on reading your own choices for the challenge. I do ask those of you who have not yet linked up your January reads, to do so by 3rd February in order to qualify for the giveaway (a sci-fi paperback of your choice).

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? should be easily available from your usual retailers or second hand sources. If you are in the UK and fancy reading a selection of classic science fiction titles, you could do worse than the Gollancz 50th Anniversary Fantasy Collection from The Book People; £8.99 for 8 books including this one.

9 comments:

  1. I like the cover with the colorful owls. I haven't read this book, but I'll see if I can squeeze it in this coming month.

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  2. I'll be joining in the read this year. Have seen the movie several times but never read the book.

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  3. I got my husband that Gollancz collection from the book people for Christmas! We're currently reading I Am Legend together and I'm enjoying it much more than I thought I would...

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  4. I loe the one where the ship is draw with little points. I haven't bought it yet though... feel guilty!When I do, I'll make sure to leave a comment over here, I just love that there are bloggers out there who love sci-fi as well. May the force be with us :)

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  5. From the pole I guessed we would be doing this one and since it is one I planned on reading this year I picked it up last week. I got the Gollancz 50th anniversary edition. Will say one thing for it, it won't be easy to lose it.

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    1. Haha I haven't seen any of them in person but there was a glut of yellow covers last year and they do stand out.

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  6. These are great covers. The movie departs from the book in interesting ways. Comparing the two would make for very intersting discussion.

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  7. I love Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. I read it about two year ago so I think it's about time I re-read it!

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  8. What the hell is wrong with the first cover image on the last row? That is just wrong.

    Oh, I have the book with the cover that has Harrison Ford. It's a nice cover.

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