Saturday, December 3, 2011

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Dick, Philip. Do androids dream of electric sheep. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996. 

Annotation: Rick Deckard is a bounty hunter on the look-out for rogue androids.  He faces against a group of the most intelligent and deadly androids mankind has ever known.


1968 - Nebula Award nominee
1998 - Locus Poll Award, All-Time Best SF Novel before 1990 (Place: 51)

Book Talk:  The world has changed.  People live off-world on Mars and Earth is inhabited by the rejects that no longer fit into society.  Androids were developed by humans to carry out less than desirable tasks.  The Nexus-6 are the most advanced androids created by man.  So advanced they live among humans undetected.  When a rogue group of androids causes more trouble than their makers are willing to admit, Rick Deckard, bounty hunter, is called in to “retire” them.  It is a dangerous ride of twists and turns as Rick tries to solve the mystery behind who is a human and who is an android.  

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