Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Read The Associate online free Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick first published in 1968. The main plot of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, while the secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who befriends some of the androids.
The novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where the Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by Nuclear War during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal. Deckard is faced with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 model androids, the latest and most advanced model.
Because of this task, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids possess no empathic sense. In essence, Deckard probes the existence of defining qualities that separate humans from androids.
The plot of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep takes place in 1992 (2021 in later editions), years after the radioactive fallout of World War Terminus destroyed most of Earth. The U.N. encourages emigration to off-world colonies, in hope of preserving the human race from the terminal effects of the fallout. One emigration incentive is giving each emigrant an "andy" — a servant android. (Summary by Wikipedia)



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