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Android animals help expiate human guilt over the extermination of real ones. Rick Deckard hunts and 'retires' illegal android humans, and thereby comes to learn that the new messiah, a messenger of ho...

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Well writing, engaging plot and thoroughly enjoyab...

Occasionally the perspective causes some brief con...

'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...

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“Empathy Towards Androids?”

published 24/10/2003

Great descriptions of 'cyberpunk' post-apocalyptic...

Some concepts are hard to understand, and the scie...

The basic plot of this novel is "in the future a bit, following a big war, a legal bounty hunter is after six androids who are really hard to kill. will he make it?" however, that is by no means all there is to it. philip k. dick's book manages to explore the real feelings that one would feel...

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Excellent

“Emotional Androids”

published 24/10/2004

The emotions you will feel run closer to home whil...

Takes a while to take in and understand the jargon...

It was just by chance that i came across this book while doing a search on the internet for the film Bladerunner. I watched the film a few years ago and was surprised to see emotion and feelings portrayed in a film to this degree. Whats also shocking is that these feelings were not just about...

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Excellent

“Don't mention Bladerunner!”

published 21/12/2007

Brilliant concept, clearly and simply written!

Difficult to raed if you have seen teh film Blader...

There is a major problem with reading this book. The film "Bladerunner" was based upon it, and to anyone who has seen the film first, it hangs like a dark shadow. This is a pity as "Do Androids…." is a remarkable book, but one that when you are reading, you feel you are constantly comparing it to...

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Super

“Quality alternative sci fi.”

published 19/09/2004

Feel like getting into sci-fi more?

Probably not for everyone. What is?

First off, Star wars, star trek, bablyon 5, andromeda, lost in space are generally NOT sci fi in my opinion. What they REALLY are, are action films/series that happen to be set in the future. There isn't really much in the way of setting contemporary problems in new scenarios and questioning life...

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Excellent

A masterpiece of science fiction writing

If you're expecting Blade Runner - The Book, you'l...

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep is the book that inspired the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner, but if you are expecting Blade Runner in paperback form then you will be disappointed. Philip K. Dick died before Blade Runner was released but had distanced himself completely from Ridley Scott's...

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Excellent

“not just Dicking around”

published 18/05/2001

easy to read yet gets in your head

am I an android?

This has to be one of the deepest books I've read. But how or why it is so deep and left such an effect on me I can't say. I've been a fan of the film for ages and had never really considered the book an alternative option. I was worrited it would ruin the film I guess. How wrong was I. The film...

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Excellent

“Not the book of the film”

published 10/09/2000

Extremely good read

May disappoint anyone who expects a film novelisat...

There is no point reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" expecting a book of the film. Dick's novel came first, and goes deeper than "Blade Runner". Dick's main theme was the profound question "what is human?" and by juxtaposing his human characters with androids he attempted to show that...

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Not for me

published 16/07/2008

Well what a disappointment! I used to read a lot of science fiction and loved the film Blade Runner so thought I would give this book (on which the film is based) a go. Although there were some good concepts within the book, I found it disjointed and struggled to finish it. What I did like was that it did not paint a rosy picture of the future, all clean cut and a perfect world & it explored the concept of how do we define life. I know this is supposed to be a cult piece of seminal science fiction, but it really didn't do it for me.

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Excellent

“Read this now”

published 09/01/2001

It is a world class novel

People think it is the book of the film

I cannot praise this book highly enough. It is written by Phillip K. Dick who is the most underrated author of all time. It may be more familiar to you in the form of Blade Runner the movie by Ridley Scott. It is set in the future when all the animals in the world are dead and the ultimate status...

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Excellent

“Buy this book!”

published 05/09/2000

Great story line

Too depressing for some

I bought "Do Androids Dream of Elecric Sheep?" after watching the film Blade Runner. It is better than the film by far as it gives you a more in depth view of the characters and setting. Anyone interested in science fiction should buy this book as it is a very well thought out piece of literature...

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