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Dick, Philip K.: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Writer: Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 244

The premise: androids are illegal on Earth, and those that've escaped Mars to hideout on Earth get a rather rude awakening in the form of bounty hunters like Rick Deckard. After the fall of a colleague, he's after six very sentient and very dangerous androids, and what makes them so dangerous is that it's getting harder and harder to tell them apart from humans.

My Rating

Give It Away: don't get me wrong. It's a good read and worth reading, especially if you fancy yourself an SF expert, but it's not the kind of book that I personally feel the need to hold on to and read again. I'll probably hold on to it for history's sake, in that it's clearly an SF classic, and I may want to return to the text again, but if you're reading for pure entertainment, it's not a necessary book to keep. I'm glad I read it, and I plan on reading more of Dick's material. But I'll take my time with it, because there's something about this book and his writing style that is dated, in a way that I didn't notice when I read Alfred Bester. Hard to say why, but that's the way it is. :)

The full review, with spoilers, may be found in my LJ if anyone's interested. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome. :)


Happy Reading! :)
Tags: genre: science fiction, xxx author last name: a-h

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