* TearJerker: The ending, but also the author's note as he memorializes his friends who died or suffered catastrophic organ/brain damage due to drugs.
** Including ''himself'', as he learned prior to writing it that his history of drug abuse had irreparably damaged his health. He died prematurely in 1982, just after Film/BladeRunner was released, based on his 1968 novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', a project he'd approved but didn't live to see become a cult classic.