Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

  • Release Date: 1996-05-28
  • Genre: High Tech
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 415 Ratings
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Description

A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner

By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force.

Praise for Philip K. Dick

“The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner

“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

“[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone

Reviews

  • Wonderful

    5
    By Dedtoast
    I loved this book until the very end, it keeps you on your toes and very aware of the strangeness in this future. Dial in for a great read. However I think 11.99 is a bit much for an e-book. I actually read this through the Amazon library for free.
  • A Great Premise

    5
    By Dwardeng
    The basis for the Blade Runner movie, this is a portrayal of a not too distant future that is bleak and familiar, as it rings so true with our society and where it's heading.
  • really great

    5
    By cartert3
    A fantastic novel that blends high-paced action with complex ethical and theological dilemmas. I really enjoyed it.
  • Great

    5
    By Shakespeare777
    Great
  • Breathtaking

    5
    By 🍂AutumnStarr🌟
    An amazing novel; full of adventure and drama. A must have for sci-fi lovers.
  • Thought Provoking

    4
    By Mr. Mark R
    Being a fan of Blade Runner I decided to give the book a shot. It is actually quite different from the movie in many ways. I would highly recommend it. It is quite thought provoking. If I were to give it one crititcism it would be that the actions sequences were fairly short lived and anti-climactic. Other than that the psychology and philosophy of this (as well as many other Philip K Dick stories) will make you take a step back and think about life in a slightly different way.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Arevinator
    First off, ignore the review pf the dolt who thinks this book was inspired by Bladerunner, this story was originally published mid 60's and was the inspiration for the movie Bladerunner. I do recommend the book and the movie but don't watch the movie first if you haven't seen it yet.
  • Great read

    5
    By atomic9
    What else can be said about such a visionary writer. The mood and emotion in this book takes you on a great adventure and leaves you just as exhausted as Decker.
  • Just OK

    3
    By Emagsamurai
    This was my second book by Phillip Dick, and I wasn't impressed by either. His books are OK, but not as great as all the reviews would have you believe.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Decoren45
    Amazing

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