The 2018 University of Canberra Book of the Year has finally been revealed and will be distributed to new students as well as staff to provide them with the opportunity to commence their intellectual life with the University.
Do Androids dream of electric sheep? by late American writer Philip K. Dick is a science fiction novella, first published in 1968. It follows the story of investigator Rick Deckard as he hunts down six escaped androids in post-apocalyptic San Francisco. The book explores various issues and themes that stood out to this year’s Selection Panel, choosing this book from a short-list of seven other classic novellas.
This year’s Selection Panel included Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Nick Klomp, University of Canberra Distinguished Professor Jen Webb, University Librarian Helen Taylor, journalist and writer Alia Papageorgiou and student Jane Healey.
The University of Canberra Book Project was first launched in 2012 and aims to act as a common ground for both students and staff to interact with each other, as well its ability to be incorporated into class discussions regardless of the degree or subject. Since its launch, the University has distributed almost 12,000 books to students and staff.