Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."
THE 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 Stone
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Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)User Review - Outis - Goodreads
Essentialism made interesting. For one thing, everything is fake. Especially persons. It's hilariously overdone but there's also transcendence, featuring Sisyphus Christ. The opening is brillant ... Read full review
Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1)User Review - Cărăşălu - Goodreads
Truth be told, I'm a little bit of heretic in that I didn't like the movie Blade Runner as much as others praise it. In fact, I enjoyed the book more, but I must give due credit to the movie and state ... Read full review