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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
cover of first hardback edition
Author(s) Philip K. Dick
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novel
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 1968
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 210 pp
ISBN 0-345-40447-5
OCLC Number 34818133
Followed by /Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human/

/*Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?*/ is a science fiction novel by
American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as
the primary basis for the 1982 film /Blade Runner/. The novel is set in a
post-apocalyptic near future, where 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.

The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with
"retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 brain model androids, the latest and most
advanced model, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of
sub-normal intelligence who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with
Deckard's mission, 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


· 1 Setting

· 1.1 Overview
· 1.2 Androids

· 2 Plot
· 3 Adaptations

· 3.1 Film
· 3.2 /Natural City/
· 3.3 Audiobook
· 3.4 Theater


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