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Blade Runner (Movie-Tie-In Edition)

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

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    Good Story :)

    I'm reading this book for my philosophy class. Not something I would read for leisure, but I honestly couldn't put the book down. I did though because I didn't want to finish it. It was that interesting to me. A great science fiction and fantasy that makes you wonder about the future of the world, etc. :) Good book that makes you think.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    Human's Treatment of Androids

    Phillip K. Dick¿s novel Blade Runner: (Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep) explores many issues dealing with how humans treat androids. On one hand the humans treat the android animals like real animals, but they treat the human androids like machines. The humans do not feel it is bad to kill androids, unless they are animal androids. The only difference between humans and the androids is the fact that humans feel empathy. The androids do have some emotions, intelligence, and artificial memories that keep them from realizing that they¿re androids. <P>Dick explores the issue of what makes humans human? Is it the body, the mind, or some combination of both? The androids possess an exterior exactly the same as humans, and organs that are the same; the only difference is in the feeling of empathy, which, is arguable. There are some things that the androids do which might lead one to believe that they do feel empathy. In any instance, Dick argues that maybe the humans are the inhumane ones. <P>Blade Runner the book is much better than the classic movie. It not only lets the reader become more involved in the thought process of Deckard (the main character), but it also has other issues that were not even covered in the movie, such as how everyone in this society owns are wants to own an animal. They go so far as to own android animals in an effort to make it look like they own an animal. <P>This is a must read for any fan of the movie, fan of science fiction, or anyone with a sociological background. This book is definitely an A+ for Phillip K. Dick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sh

    Philip K. Dick&rsquo;s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner) carriers the reader though a futuristic, science fiction, action novel. The reader is grabbed from the start with the introduction of strange, advanced technology (ie. a mood control device) and slowly but indirectly opened up to the radiation ravaged Earth of the year 2021 in which the novel takes place.
    As the novel continues, an array of deep, well developed characters are introduced. The first of these is the main protagonist, a sly bounty hunter named Rick Deckard. The novel itself is based around Rick Deckard&rsquo;s job to hunt down and &ldquo;retire&rdquo; any rogue androids escaped from Mars. He must avoid being &ldquo;retired&rdquo; himself as these androids do not like to be bothered. Along the way, he must learn to handle a newly developed empathy and love for the androids he has to destroy. Later, a second main protagonist, a radiation affected, brain damaged &ldquo;special&rdquo; named J.R Isidore is introduced. J.R Isidore lives the poor man's life, has no friends, and eventually finds himself inadvertently hiding androids. Being clear opposites, these two main characters help further and deepen the extensive plot.
    Having being written in 1968, it provides a glimpse into the ideologies and fears of the time. It appears to reference the cold war, increasing substance abuse (ie. drugs), and people of the time learning to handle depression created by the aforementioned. It also makes note of the introductory boom in the rebellion behind questioning the religions of the time. In this sense, this novel provides a nice history lesson.
    However, this novel has a tendency to lack clarity. It can be a lot for the reader to digest initially and only after the second chapter do most elements of the novel become clear. The introduction of the aforementioned second main protagonist, although made clear later in the novel, can cause much initial confusion and leave the reader wondering &ldquo;Why&rsquo;d I read this?&rdquo; upon completing a chapter based around said character. There is also an immense lack of comedic breaks throughout the novel. This extensive amount of seriousness almost puts a strain on a reader.
    In all, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is an exceptional novel. Despite its few short comings it is an interesting original work that make any relative fan of science fiction ecstatic. Its excitement and value will only be increased the more it is read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2007

    Good old fun

    This book may be a warning to our technical age, but I look at it as great reading. I've been following Blade Runner since it came out in the comics in 1982 as a Marvel Comic and have loved it ever since. This is a great book so buy and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2001

    Fantastic!!!

    This is truly a great visionary warning for our age. Full of insight and a sense of forebodding as to the great moral dillemma that now faces us. A great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    An A+ Book

    I have read this book about 8 times and each time it gets better and better

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