Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Dick, Philip K.

| 1987

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"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world." --John Brunner 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. Emigrees 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...

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Philip Stenstrm

2017-07-03

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Once again I find myself reading 'Do androids dream of electric sheep' and just like last time I'm amazed and stunned by the visionary and imaginative mind of the legendary sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick. In a nearby future, post World War Terminus, androids from off world colonies have become a iminent problem for earth and its remaining inhabitants. Also, with the lack off life, animals have become the ultimate status symbol of wealth and well-being. In the endeavour to be able to distinguish human from synthetics a special departement is developed to search and "retire" - erase, androids. As the story develops, Rick Deckard, a well-experienced bounty hunter, is ordered to "retire" 6 androids, in one day. To be able to afford a live animal, Deckard accepts the mission that might well be his last. But in a world where life is the ultimate symbol, this suicide mission is easily accepted for a man without empathy to androids. By the brilliant mind of Philip K. Dick, a whole new world of sci-fi is presented in this novel. The story of Deckard and his life is portrayed in a way that is inexplicably great beyond any mind, except the one of Dick. This novel suprises me every time I read it and it will continue to surprise future readers.

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Thomas Sievert

2012-07-01

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Fantastisk. Vldigt intressant spekulativ sci-fi.

Liza Bolin

2011-02-09

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Knepig och mycket underhllande samhllskritik i framtiden. Tappar farten lite framt slutet.

Erik Hoff

2010-07-07

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haha ja, filmen r knappt lik boken, vilket var mitt problem nr jag lste boken. Filmen r enligt min mening en av de tio bsta filmer ngonsin och boken blev ngot av en besvikelse.

Jakob Bengtsson

2010-05-18

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Har du bara sett filmen kan du ju inte stta betyg p filmen! De r ju helt annorlunda!