Androids dream of electric sheep audiobook
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickI could say that I love Dick, but that would be weird. I do very much enjoy Philip K. Dicks writing and though this is not one of his best, the Pizza and Sex Rule applies to him; ie. just as even bad pizza and / or sex is still pretty good, bad PKD is as well. And this is not bad at all.
The first mistake that a new reader would make is to watch Blade Runner and expect a novelization of that film; it was LOOSELY based upon the book. Im a big fan of the Ridley Scott film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, but the movie diverged from Phillip K. Dicks literature early on. The book is far more bleak than the film, if you can believe that, and much more intricate and complicated. Blade Runner benefits from a simplified storyline.
The author was far ahead of his time both in the complexity of his story and the perspective from which he writes. There are elements of Brave New World, I, Robot, and Dune; but the author has a unique voice and the story is an original. It is not an excellent work, as there are gaps and inconsistencies and many loose ends that are never tied in, but the concept and provocation are superb.
One element of the book that was completely left out of the film was a sub-plot involving a Christ-like messiah and a faith system based upon what could have been a hoax. First published in 1968, this was one of his more theological based novels, and a trend that would continue steadily becoming more frequent and invasive until the end of his writing.
A MUST read for PKD fans as well as SF/F fans period.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
It is in the bleak post-nuclear zone of Northern California, where Rick Deckard is the bounty hunter assigned to hunt down an escaped group of Nexus 6s - the most fearsome androids ever created, "replicants" virtually indistinguishable from human beings. But Deckard finds that the tables are turned when he's being hunted by the rogue androids, and becoming dangerously entangled with their prototype, the seductive Rachel Rosen. The terrifying vision of the future in the film Blade Runner , directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, originated in this classic novel by one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. Follow Us On. Search Go Advanced Search. Buy from a third party:. Audio Download.
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