We Can Build You

We Can Build You

by Philip K. Dick

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Overview

A man enters the android-making business and falls in love with a mysterious woman in this novel from the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

In this lyrical and moving novel, Philip K. Dick intertwines the story of a toxic love affair with one about sentient robots, and unflinchingly views it all through the prism of mental illness—which spares neither human nor robot. The end result is one of Dick’s most quietly powerful works.

When Louis Rosen’s electronic organ company builds a pitch-perfect robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln, they are pulled into the orbit of a shady businessman, who is looking to use Lincoln for his own profit. Meanwhile, Rosen seeks Lincoln’s advice as he woos a woman incapable of understanding human emotions—someone who may be even more robotic than Lincoln’s replica.

“In his top form, Philip K. Dick rivals Kurt Vonnegut.”—New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547760391
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 271
Sales rank: 151,775
File size: 270 KB

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.

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