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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (review by Lauren L. ’17)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Set in a dystopian future after a devastating war, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? later became the inspiration for the film Blade Runner and cleverly utilizes the unspoken need for company and labor that created the market demand for androids in the first place to emphasize the empathy and lack of appearing in the human race. The protagonist, Rick Deckard, is a bounty hunter who finds and kills rogue androids for the police on a dying Earth where animals have become a precious rarity and owning and caring for one is an indication of humanity. Most people have left to colonize Mars, and Deckard is trapped in a claustrophobic marriage with ownership of only a single animal- an android sheep. Though the writing itself didn’t appear to be anything special, the plot and the action are transfixing enough for any sci-fi reader to enjoy. – Lauren L.’17

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