Preview: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

You've probably never heard of a short story by Philip K. Dick called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (if you have more power to you). Don't be upset if you don't. It's a relatively unknown short story by one of science fiction's greatest writers. I'm guessing though that you have heard of Blade Runner. The film was based on that short story. Boom! Studios would like to acquaint the unitiated out there with the work by Dick in a comic book form, and has even brought in Warren Ellis to help. The publisher will be bringing the entire novel to the pages of a comic book (well, 24 comic books) that will feature the actual text from the novel. The premise is simple. San Francisco is covered by a cloud of radioactive dust, and a World War has killed millions and sent most of what's left off-planet to seek better conditions. Since nothing was left really, someone thought it would be a fantastic idea to make fake animals and people. Cue Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids -- they're machines, that not only look, sound, and think like humans, but are clever, and most of all, dangerous just like humans. The first issue is currently at large (i.e., unavailable), but in the meantime check out five pages from the book, courtesy of the fine folks at Boom! Studios. It'll set you back $3.99, as will (most likely) the remaining 23 issues. Preview: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep