One Book, One Chicago

By Sydney Czech | January 11 2019 | Community Reads


Chicago Public Library’s latest selection for its One Book, One Chicago program is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  by Philip K. Dick.

First published in 1968, Dick’s novel introduces readers to Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter commissioned to find rogue androids during the 2021 World War. A prescient rendering of a dark future, Do Androids Dream of Electric Shep? is the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “This year, residents across Chicago will dive into the world of science fiction and consider the role technology and artificial intelligence plays in our future generations.”


From October 2018 through April 2019, Chicago Public Library and its community partners will provide Chicagoan’s with opportunities to explore the theme Imagine the Future and learn more about artificial intelligence, science, and future societies. A diverse series of science fiction-themed programs will be offered including book discussions, film screenings, author talks, board gaming, maker-space events and neighborhood walking tours.

For additional information about programming and activities, visit


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Philip K. Dick's SF masterpiece, reissued with a new cover as part of the Del Rey Classics program.