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15 Awesome Fictional Versions of Earth

By Matt Heckler Apr 15, 2014

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Earth from Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick was one of the masters of sci-fi, and his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is one of the all-time genre classics. Made into the movie Blade Runner, it incorporates some cyberpunk elements in an almost post-apocalyptic feeling world in the aftermath of World War Terminus. Because animals are so rare, it’s seen as a show of status to have one. The main character, played by Harrison Ford in the film adaptation, goes so far as to purchase an electric sheep to pretend that he has a real animal, so his social standing isn’t damaged. Unfortunately, the film cuts out most of the stuff that makes the world so interesting, but it’s still a fun sci-fi action flick with great visuals.

Tags: movies, tv, slideshows, 1984, steampunk, books-and-comics, alternate worlds

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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