On the 3rd of January 1992 six powerful and homicidal androids fled the Mars colony and settled in Oakland, California. It was up to Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter working for the San Francisco Police Department, to find them and retire them, with extreme prejudice. This is the thrilling premise of Loughborough Grammar School’s seventh whole school book: ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick.
On 6th July 2012 every boy in the School in years 6-12 received a copy of the book as well as a guide to it, further reading and most impressively, a hand-tooled, magnificent bookmark created by the finest plasticateers in Italy. ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ follows on from the hugely successful ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’, ‘Mike and Psmith’, ‘Tintin’, ‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ and ‘Ship Breaker’, the previous school books. The Whole School Book is unique to Loughborough Grammar and reiterates our commitment to and success in boys’ literacy.