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I was around 12 when I read my first ERB novel, the hybrid Pellucidar-Tarzan "Tarzan at the Earth's Core" along with "The Chessmen of Mars". Like you, I eventually read everything but the most obscure ERB books. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", was read in 1968 and I was quite surprised in the 80's to find it had been made into a film. A film not at all as I had visualized the novel, by the way. In some ways, "Bladerunner" was better than my 1968 visualizations but I think what I saw in my mind's theater was probably closer to what PKD had in mind, which was probably more 1950's ennui than 1980's film noir. It seemed to share a sensibility with Robert Sheckley's dystopian future black comedies of which I was also hugely fond around the same time I discovered PKD. Also lacking in the film was PKD's running gag about Mercerism, an electronically shared VR religion, which also puts in an appearance in "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" IIRC.

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