Top positive review
23 September 2019
'Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.'
I remember having the same unsettling feeling when turning the last page of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 3 many, many years ago.
The story behind the story (outlined in the 50th Anniversary Edition) is just as fascinating. After using goodness knows how many coins hiring typewriters at the UCLA library he had a book he couldn't sell. 'No one wanted to take a chance on a novel about past, present or future censorship.' Then along came a publisher 'minus cash but full of future visions' who bought the story to run in issues two, three and four of his yet to be published magazine. The publisher was Hugh Hefner.