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. ...Read MorePhilip 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'.Read Less
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Your main character here is just this normal professional even sly type piano salesman in a sci-fi world. He gets turned on his head by technology and even more so by a girl young enough to be his daughter...almost...He falls in love with her, but she is as COLD AS ICE to him and actually the world around her...why? Because she lives in an alternate reality that he falls into..What a head trip.. he ends up going nuts ...or so he thinks...then sees that his dreams did come true in the alternate ..but not in ours...the technology here brings history figures to life and puts a huge question mark behind does a cyborg have a soul if its created from an alternate reality...another great headtrip..This book is fun and of course VERY well written from a genius writer, enjoy ;)
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