Dick, Philip K. We Can Build You

ISBN 13: 9780006482796

We Can Build You

3.6 avg rating
( 2,746 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780006482796: We Can Build You

Philip K Dick's visionary forerunner to the novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up...Making an animatronic replica of Abraham Lincoln has never been easier. Finding someone to buy it is the hard part. Louis Rosen's firm, the Frauenzimmer Piano Company, builds electronic organs and upright pianos. Deciding to expand the business the firm get ambitious, building exact reconstructions of famous personalities. Sam K. Barrows, a lunar real estate tycoon wants to repopulate the moon with their creations, and he's the only one rich enough to buy them. As the Lincoln model develops a fault and Rosen begins to fall for the daughter of his business partner, things go from bad to worse and his mental health rapidly begins to deteriorate. 'We Can Build You' bears striking similarities in Dick's later novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' which was later transformed into Ridley Scott's extraordinary science fiction film classic 'Bladerunner'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

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.

About the Author:

Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He attended college for a year at Berkeley. Apart from writing, his main interest was music. He won the Hugo Award for his classic novel of alternative history, The Man in the High Castle (1962). He was married five times and had three children. He died in March 1982.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Philip K Dick s visionary forerunner to the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up.Making an animatronic replica of Abraham Lincoln has never been easier. Finding someone to buy it is the hard part. Louis Rosen s firm, the Frauenzimmer Piano Company, builds electronic organs and upright pianos. Deciding to expand the business the firm get ambitious, building exact reconstructions of famous personalities. Sam K. Barrows, a lunar real estate tycoon wants to repopulate the moon with their creations, and he s the only one rich enough to buy them. As the Lincoln model develops a fault and Rosen begins to fall for the daughter of his business partner, things go from bad to worse and his mental health rapidly begins to deteriorate. We Can Build You bears striking similarities in Dick s later novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which was later transformed into Ridley Scott s extraordinary science fiction film classic Bladerunner . Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Philip K Dick s visionary forerunner to the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up.Making an animatronic replica of Abraham Lincoln has never been easier. Finding someone to buy it is the hard part. Louis Rosen s firm, the Frauenzimmer Piano Company, builds electronic organs and upright pianos. Deciding to expand the business the firm get ambitious, building exact reconstructions of famous personalities. Sam K. Barrows, a lunar real estate tycoon wants to repopulate the moon with their creations, and he s the only one rich enough to buy them. As the Lincoln model develops a fault and Rosen begins to fall for the daughter of his business partner, things go from bad to worse and his mental health rapidly begins to deteriorate. We Can Build You bears striking similarities in Dick s later novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which was later transformed into Ridley Scott s extraordinary science fiction film classic Bladerunner . Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dick, Philip K.
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Philip K Dick's visionary forerunner to the novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up.Making an animatronic replic. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780006482796_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Book Condition: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. Philip K Dick's visionary forerunner to the novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 131 x 18. Weight in Grams: 176. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. Philip K Dick's visionary forerunner to the novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' that became the film Bladerunner, tells the story of Louis Rosen and his love for the daughter of his business partner and the truth about where his life-like androids might end up. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 131 x 18. Weight in Grams: 176. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dick, Philip K.
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006482791. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006482791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dick, Philip K.
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 1997-03-17, London (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 1997-03-17, London, 1997. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780006482796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HarperVoyager (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperVoyager, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006482791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2008)
ISBN 10: 0006482791 ISBN 13: 9780006482796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006482796 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0988102

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book