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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted apartment buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because so many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth. Like Rick Deckard - android killer for the police... show more
San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted apartment buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because so many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth. Like Rick Deckard - android killer for the police and owner of an electric sheep. This week he has to find, identify, and kill six androids which have escaped from Mars. They're machines, but they look and sound and think like humans - clever, dangerous humans. They will be hard to kill. The film Blade Runner was based on this famous novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780194792226 (0194792226)
ASIN: 194792226
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
Series: Blade Runner (#1)
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4.0 Review of Do Androids of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
This was an interesting read. I have never seen the Blade Runner movies so I only had a vague notion of what this book was about. Basically this sci-fi story takes uses the plot to discuss what it means to be alive. I really want to see the movies now.
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it
4.0
Not sure I would ever have read this if it wasn't for the movie adaptation but I enjoyed it. I think it may have been more powerful back in the time it was written but there were enough thought provoking elements to keep it feeling relevant for me. It's pretty different from the movie so don't expec...
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5.0 Reality and Illusion: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick
The one faithful film adaptation of a PKD story I'm aware of was the Linklater version of A Scanner Darkly. All the others take a major conceptual element of the story's basic premise, but then seriously alter the narrative in ways that often make them very different thematically. I really liked the...
Lillelara
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4.0 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.5 Measuring humanity
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). ...
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