Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."--John BrunnerTHE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.By 2021, the World War had killed millions,... show more
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."--John BrunnerTHE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans.Emigrées to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results."[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."--Paul Williams, Rolling StoneFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Publish date: February 26th 2008
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Blade Runner (#1)
I tried to write something resembling a coherent review, but I can´t come up with anything else besides the fact that I really enjoyed this book and the questions about humanity it poses. What makes us human? Empathy, compassion and love? And is artificial intelligence able to experience the same em...
I don't know whether to be hopeful or depressed. I think I'm a good deal of both, plus amazed, and horror stricken. There is a lot of the Sisyphean in this, which I guess is on purpose, given all the Mercer stuff (which on the last pages got trippy as fuck, of the religious hallucination variety). ...
Wow. I really did enjoy this book a lot. The main reason I only gave this four stars was that I was and am still confused about the character of Mercer. I just don't get what Phillip K. Dick was doing with regards to him. Everything else I thought worked well though. The plot, writing, setting of a ...
Finished this earlier today but then I had to run to work. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? follows bounty hunter, Rick Deckard, as he hunts down illegal androids who have escaped to Earth. The androids won't go down without a fight, of course, and they won't go down without raising some seri...