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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all... show more
World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781780220383 (1780220383)
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 193
Edition language: English
Series: Blade Runner (#1)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
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
Lillelara rated it
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). ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Great Look at Book that Inspired Blade Runner
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 ...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it
4.5 No Electric Sheep Were Harmed in the Making of This Book
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...
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