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Beyond the Electric Pasture…

sheepI will admit to having certain goals as a writer. The first is that my stories connect with an audience. The second is that my stories have meaning for an audience. And the third is that my stories last the test of time. Few writers in the science fiction genre can check all three of those goals better than Philip K. Dick. PKD had a unique way of challenging conventional reality for his readers, and the BBC is now streaming a new adaptation of his famous Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? that was made popular as the Ridley Scott powerhouse Blade Runner. As fantastic as the movie was, it veered far from Dick’s original vision. The audio drama is much closer. Have a listen to the free stream on BBC 4 while you’re still able and marvel at a master of the mystic arts of storytelling.

Mathew Kresel in WarpedFactor has a great review on the show as well.

Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? is a novel that is perhaps best known for being the inspiration behind Ridley Scott’s now classic film Blade Runner, which famously built itself on top of the concepts Dick created, taking character names and a few situations before largely running off and doing its own thing to some extent. Dick’s novel is thus a different beast from the film it inspired, something that makes the two part BBC radio adaptation from 2014 that has recently been re-broadcast on Radio 4 Extra all the more intriguing.


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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