Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

by Philip K. Dick

5 avg rating
Book 2 of 61 in the Detective Science Fiction Books
57 votes 1 comments
"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.

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

Other books in series

Book Awards

Nominated 1 times in total

Nebula

Readers Also Liked

by George Orwell
by Anthony Burgess
by Alfred Bester
by Richard K. Morgan
by Aldous Huxley

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? ranks on the following lists

leave a comment



1 comments
Anna | 2018-10-04 09:48:24
Don’t ever give up on your blogs as they are a source of happiness for the people. Keep sharing. Thank you. bullet force
Popular Lists with Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Best Science Fiction Books
Best Science Fiction Books Ranked 11 out of 241 241 Books 14735 Voters
Best Dystopian Science Fiction Books
Best Dystopian Science Fiction Books Ranked 4 out of 85 85 Books 3124 Voters
Best Cyberpunk Books
Best Cyberpunk Books Ranked 3 out of 52 52 Books 1013 Voters
Best Artificial Intelligence Books
Best Artificial Intelligence Books Ranked 3 out of 40 40 Books 457 Voters

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/best/public_html/lists/list/item.php on line 533

Find Us on Facebook