Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Dick, Philip K.

| 1987

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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner One of The Atlantic's Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years 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"...

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Philip Stenstrm



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.

Liza Bolin



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

Erik Hoff



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



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