Saturday, October 10, 2009

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

"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.

Emigrees 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."

(Above taken from this site)

Definately not a book for the overly squeemish (sp?) reader. But a good book in my opinion. Especially if you're a fan of reading about androids being shot with lasers.


Tori

2 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Oh! Androids being shot with lasers sounds cool. :)

Did they ever answer the title question? Do androids dream of electric sheep?

I hear the Royal Mail people are threathening to go on strike. If they do that will hold up the delivery a few more books.

Tori_z said...

Iggy:
Yep, androids being shot with lasers is always good. ;)

In a round about way, they did answer the question, but not exactly, if you know what I mean by that.

The royal mail is always threatening to go on strike. Sometimes they do it, other times they don't. I think they have actually done it this time, but their strikes never last long. I wonder what ever happened to their promise to deliver stuff by the following day - regardless of weather - which was their original motto? It's bad really that the post was quicker and more reliable when it was delivered without the use of vans, planes, etc.