Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick Reviews
Description:ISBN 0575079932 / Author: Philip K. Dick / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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by - written on 12/08/10 (Very useful, 18 readings)
World War Terminus has been and gone, leaving an Earth where radioactive dust keeps the few survivors who haven't emigrated inside for parts of the day; an Earth where real animals are now status symbols; an Earth where renegade androids are 'retired' by bounty hunters. In the first chapter we meet Rick Deckard, one of these bounty hunters, as he argues with his wife before work about which setting to put their mood organs on. He then tends to his electric sheep and dreams of owning a real animal. Immediately, we are introduced to one of the main themes of this novel: that of reality. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick explores thoroughly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/04/07, updated on 01/04/07 (Very useful, 239 readings)
'SF Masterworks' is a growing collection of 'classic' science-fiction novels spanning over fifty years of the genre. As someone who's grown up reading and watching science-fiction I've found this a very interesting series that has introduced me to some wonderful (and, I have to be honest, not so wonderful) novels and authors that I would probably never have encountered otherwise. 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?' is the forth book of the series, (and coincidently the forth book I actually read as I'm not reading them in order). Written by Phillip K. Dick, it was originally published in 1968 and was the inspiration behind the very successful Harrison Ford ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/01/03, updated on 30/01/03 (Very useful, 317 readings)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? is one of those books that I?d been meaning to get a hold of and read for years. What first drew it to my attention was the fact that Ridley Scott?s film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, was based on this book by Philip K. Dick. Blade Runner repeatedly blows me away, so I figured that the book that spawned it was worth a read one day. However, what made the movie isn?t what makes the book what it is. The book, even in its descriptions, doesn?t provide the stunning visuals of a futuristic Earth like Scott?s film did. While certainly futuristic in many respects, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? is more an intense ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/01, updated on 21/02/01 (Very useful, 1094 readings)
The Science Fiction genre knows no bounds and readers usually have to willingly suspend their disbelief so as to sink into “dreamscapes” presented by the author. However, Philip K. Dick’s “Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep” is so real, the reader is transported to his futuristic post-war era with minimal effort. Now sharing a cult status alongside the film version “Blade Runner”, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” does not disappoint. This is Dick at his best, and although it is his most famous novel there are other noteworthy ones (“Through a Scanner Darkly”, for example). In many of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/09 (Very useful, 45 readings)
I have decided to start writing book reviews, and in the future I plan to focus more on books that don't already have reviews on the site. However, I thought I'd do this as my first one, because I felt I could review it easily. Feedback welcome! ************************************************************ Introduction: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" was written in 1968 by Philip K Dick. The book was used as the basis for the movie 'Blade Runner', which was released in 1982, only weeks after Dick's death. The book is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, and deals with themes of technology and human nature. ... Read the complete review
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