Editions of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Share Print. Buy from. Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth.
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Rick Deckard is an android killer. He works for the police in San Francisco, where the deadly radioactive dust from World War T ermin us still covers the ci ty like a grey cloud, blocking out the sun. Nearly all the animals in the world have died, and most people have emigrated to Mars, where the government gives them androids to work as servants. But some androids escape and return, illegally, to Earth. There are six escaped androids on Rick's list.
Dick, the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future America, which is falling apart, after a nuclear war called World War Terminus. Radioactive fallout has ruined and destroyed most of the earth making it uninhabitable. Faced with extinction, the U. To encourage emigration each emigrant is offered free labour in the form of an android servant. Made of biological materials, the androids are extremely sophisticated sharing human qualities such as; anger, self-pity, loneliness, sadness, jealousy, fear, curiosity, anxiety, hope, anguish and even love, are nearly indistinguishable from humans but nonetheless they are only considered to be technologically advanced machinery. The androids are only used in the colonies but the conditions there are harsh and brutal, so many androids seek to escape to Earth where they are illegal. The novel's protagonist Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter, hunt and kill androids who have escaped to Earth.