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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

I could say that I love Dick, but that would be weird. I do very much enjoy Philip K. Dicks writing and though this is not one of his best, the Pizza and Sex Rule applies to him; ie. just as even bad pizza and / or sex is still pretty good, bad PKD is as well. And this is not bad at all.

The first mistake that a new reader would make is to watch Blade Runner and expect a novelization of that film; it was LOOSELY based upon the book. Im a big fan of the Ridley Scott film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, but the movie diverged from Phillip K. Dicks literature early on. The book is far more bleak than the film, if you can believe that, and much more intricate and complicated. Blade Runner benefits from a simplified storyline.

The author was far ahead of his time both in the complexity of his story and the perspective from which he writes. There are elements of Brave New World, I, Robot, and Dune; but the author has a unique voice and the story is an original. It is not an excellent work, as there are gaps and inconsistencies and many loose ends that are never tied in, but the concept and provocation are superb.

One element of the book that was completely left out of the film was a sub-plot involving a Christ-like messiah and a faith system based upon what could have been a hoax. First published in 1968, this was one of his more theological based novels, and a trend that would continue steadily becoming more frequent and invasive until the end of his writing.

A MUST read for PKD fans as well as SF/F fans period.

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Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The thing about Philip K. Dick's view on reality is that it only stays reality so long as you don't blink. Take your eyes off Dick's switching, twisting, and shuffling hands for a second, and you never know what you'll find under the cup: an android posing as a flesh-and-blood human, a movie-star turned galactic deity, or a once bustling city turned gray nuclear wasteland? They're all just as likely as the pea you started off with. Published in , Do Androids Dream?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick's most well-known novel. This is due, in part, to its subsequent adaptation by Ridley Scott into the movie Blade Runner. This novel is without a doubt Dick's most important android work, and arguably one of the most important novels about androids or artificial humans. It looks at what it means to be human, questions reality, and blurs the lines between real and artificial. In this novel the humans become inhuman and the androids become human. The humans question their own humanity and the androids question their artificiality.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic .
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick , first published in The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco , where Earth's life has been greatly damaged by a nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning , so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy , an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the film Blade Runner , and many elements and themes from it were used in its sequel Blade Runner

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