I’m a big fan of Philip K. Dick’s stories, though I’ve never actually read any of them, I say that I am a fan meerly on the fact that I’ve enjoyed many of the movies that have been based on his works. Though I will say, in recent times, the better ones a few and far between.Â A list of the films that have been made or are in the process of being madeÂ from his novels and/or short stories can be found at philipkdick.com but I’ll post a list of those that have been completed:
Blade RunnerÂ Â (1982)
Based on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
ScreamersÂ Â (1995)
Based on “Second Variety”
Total RecallÂ Â (1990)
Based on “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”
Confessions d’un BarjoÂ Â (French, 1992)
Based on “Confessions of a Crap Artist”
ImpostorÂ Â (2001)
Based on “Impostor.”
Minority ReportÂ Â (2002)
Based on “The Minority Report.”
PaycheckÂ Â (December 25, 2003)
Based on “Paycheck.”
A Scanner DarklyÂ Â (July 7, 2006)
Based on “A Scanner Darkly”
Next (April 27, 2007)
Based on “The Golden Man”
Anyway, what does this have to do with Electric Sheep and Bob Pepper? Well, while wandering around the internet today, I came across an article mentalfloss.com about Judging a Book by its cover and one of them was about Bob Pepper’s cool book covers, one of which was for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” which looks like an amazing collage put together. So, in an effort to not only say that I thought the artwork was great and in an attempt to put the pic somewhere, along with the name of the artist, I decided to post a quick blog entry.
Here is the original cover for “Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?” which was the title to the novel that would become Blade Runner, for those of you who don’t know that:
Might not look like much, but I appreciate it, and the sheep.
To see more book covers by Bob Pepper check out sci-fi-o-rama for a few more.
Tell me what you think.
PS My personal favorite movie based on a Philip K. Dick story was Total Recall, which was firstÂ known as Â “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. I would love to read it one day,Â if anyone would ever like to buy it for me. I believe it might actually be a short story so it may be found in a collection of shorts rather than by itself.
PPS I understand that this post is more about Philip K. Dick than Bob Pepper, but I’ve always been facinated with Philip K. Dick, so perhaps at some point in the future I’ll post something more in depth about thim.