Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is very much like Orwell's 1984 in that it tells of a bleak future where human feeling is all but natural. Philip K. Dick combines his exploration of the rise of the machine age with the moral questioning of reality found in books like Cat's Cradle. Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter, is an uncertain protagonist, but his doubts and immoral decisions make him the most human element of the novel. This is a great piece of sci-fi action, as well as an interesting look back at what Americans thought of the technology boom in the early 1980s. So if nothing else, the reading experience will definitely be educational.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3554.I3 D6 1982
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kirsten Moore, History & Screenwriting Student