Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

No, it isn’t about the end of the human race defeated by humanoids and electric animals. No, it isn’t a rocket science featuring electric androids. By opening Phillip K. Dick’s science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, you will be surprised.

World War Terminus has left the world the omnipresent radioactive dust and extinct species and hu-mans have built colonies on Mars and abandoned the Earth to escape from the disaster. Only a few people and a handful of companies have not left Earth. Rick Deckard is an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department and has to stay on Earth because he is a bounty hunter—he is a bounty hunter who has to kill androids that have illegally escaped from Mars to Earth. Killing androids is a fairly malignant job; androids are same as humans except that they don’t have empathy—androids are better than humans at killing. Dick persuades that empathy and collectiveness will make humanity and Earth alive; no matter if you have a careless mind Dick succeeds at making you know the importance of empathy and have it in your heart. Dick has an extraordinary and prolific novel, but at the same time it is astonishingly spiritual and theological. I don’t think there aren’t very many sci-fi people who write so spiritually and touching, and I guarantee you that this book will penetrate your soul and deliver a wonderful and meaningful story.

4 Stars

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