REVIEW Å PANDORARINGSJEWELRY.US Ò Philip K. DickWhen I had read it last year I rated it three stars Yesterday 4 Now after having given it careful thought 5 Why the hesitation There are some segments that don t seem to make sense like the operation Garland had set p or Mercer manifesting himself at certain occasions But then that s part of it The nightmare feel of the book is part of what makes it so great and these fluid elements in the story where there are The Ranchers Surprise Marriage unexplained shifts between dreamworlds and reality are part of what constitutes the nightmare experience My reading experience of this book was amplified by the influences of the other media it appeared in both the movie and the videogame which was based on the movie The artwork in t I Love Dick There I ve said it No not a Mood Organ or blood filled skin sack made to facilitate reproduction but Philip K Dick Is it really possible for androids to acuire human traits like empathy and the desire tonderstand the meaning of life and avoid death at all costs What would the role of socialism play in an android world Would self aware androids seek out to destroy anything that threatened their existence or tried to control their thoughts ie programmingA Google search revealed that the search for intelligent android life is alive and well I learned that there are no less than 15 groups attempting to create intelligent android lifeDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was a joyous adventure into mans struggles with ideas such as real vs The Ancient Central Andes unreal life vsn life mind control intelligence vs mental deficiency decay vs regeneration the value of religion real or imagined and the value of individualism vs the collective Sounds like something that should have a King James Version doesn t it I would consider attending mass at a church where the virtues and values explored in this book were studied and preached Would an intelligent android society have a need for religion even if they Lover Extraordinaire (Extraordinaire, understood that the religion they followed was created divinely inspired or not to give them hope and a forum where they would feel like a part of something bigger and conseuential than oneself What value does religion have in the lives of mankind This is one of the fundamental issues Dick toys with in the world he creates in this novelAnd now I digressWhile in college I played around a little with writing an Artificial Intelligence AI program I called The Oracle It was a simple program where input from theser was stored in data files along with key words that would allow the program to associate the Christmas With A Hero users input with the key words The result was that The Oracle couldse input from the ser to learn custom responses to estions the ser might ask My rudimentary computer skills and the memory storage limits of my Commodore 64 resulted in my abandoning the project after numerous attempts to avoid the out of memory errors Oh the limitations of computers Would a memory error like this in humans be considered something like a seizureIf we succeed in creating self aware computers I wonder what they would think of their creators Would they treat their parents better than we treat our own human parents or would they tend to migrate to their own creating a separate mechanical societyDicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep explores this estion and presents one look at how this might work outIf you are a fan of relevant science fiction I would recommend this book I ended A Ta Place up reading this one twice in a row to make sure I didn t miss anything Others familiar with Dick might suggest other Dick works that couldshould be read before taking on this philosophicalsocial work By the way a Mood Organ is an invention by Dick It s a devicesed by humans to manipulate their moods The Mortal Sin user dials in a code which correlates with a specific emotion mood or desire Sounds like something that should take two D sized batteries and be stored at the bottom of thenderwear drawer huhEnjoy the book and try to ignore the incessant buzzing in the background it s just the androids busy at work It takes five full pages for a character to buy a goat and ONE FRIGGIN SENTENCE for a character to fall in love This book was so amazing in the beginningand then suddenly everything plummeted downhill It was almost as if Dick got 150 pages in and then said awwww screw ituh sentence sentence sentence THE END Why did there need to be any sort of love storyline anyway Along with being the only geek who made
through puberty without reading Phillip K Dick books I also am one of the few who has never seen Blade I m a little scared to nowI was so convinced I was going to give this one 5 stars while I read the first 100 pages It felt truly original hauntingly believable and seemed gearing p for some big revelation Manit through puberty without reading Phillip K Dick books I also am one of the few who has never seen Blade
did this one disappoint Dear Mr Dick Thank you for the lovely short storybut what was with all of thosethis one disappoint Dear Mr Dick Thank you for the lovely short storybut what was with all of those pages glued in after 390 Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep Blade Runner 1 Philip K DickDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K Dick first published in 1968 The novel is set in a post apocalyptic San Francisco where Earth s life has been greatly damaged by nuclear global war Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy an attitude encouraged towards animals The book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner and many elements and themes from it were sed in its 2017 seuel Blade Runner 2049 1988 1385 300 9648564566 20 Is Deckard an android An android he said doesn t care what happens to another android That s one of the indications we look forThen Miss Luft said you must be an androidThat stopped him he stared at herThis is all I could think about when reading I really looked for evidence to back the idea p though the novel only provided me with speculation and partial facts For every little suggestion in the text that he is a robot there is an effective counter argument Somehow though I am not entirely convinced Maybe there was once a human who looked like you and somewhere along the line you killed him and took his place And your superiors don t know I think Phillip K Dick left it purposefully open to an extent and that s the entire point of the novelWhat is life How do we define it and what separates s from entities that simulate almost every human experience and emotion Very little Phillip K Dick creates a city Laser weapon he dreamed of owning a live animal the ltimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life Then Rick got his chance the assignment to kill six Nexus 6 targets for a huge. .
Philip K Dick has packed his fabulous Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep with all the phobias and anxieties of the sixties the third world war the post apocalyptic bleakness nature in the state of the ltimate decline collapse of ecology degradation of mankind and the desperate fighting to keep one s identityThe novel is a cat and mouse game but the protagonist stands before the problem of moral choice whish one is a cat and which one is a mouseThe old man said You will be reuired to do wrong no matter where you go It is the basic condition of life to be reuired to violate your own identity At some time every creature which lives must do so It is the Bijoux en origami ultimate shadow the defeat of creation this is the curse at work the curse that feeds on all life Everywhere in theniverse Wherever one is and whatever one does the most important thing is not to lose one s human The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho ualities Raise your hand if you saw my name next to a five star rating and thought you were dreaming Dreaming of electric sheep Boom Ohhhhhhhhhhh baby How have I not read thisntil now Why haven t I seen Blade Runner before Why Why WhyyyyyyyyyyyEverything about this book is just just so just so everything about this book man this book it s just so it is This book Awesome This book is awesome Words I m trying to eliminate from my vocabulary man awesome cool legit nice word It s been a real struggle so far AnywayI loved this book obviously It made me think It made me turn the pages It made me move my eyes ferociously back and forth The chapters were irrelevant I blew right through them like running a red light I felt the same exhilarating feeling I would have felt if I was actually running a red light That s how this book makes you feel like you re speeding in a car and running all the red lights And there are no bounty hunters or blade runners to worry about No early retirementThe Nexus 6 is the name of a highly advanced robot a cellular telephone and probably an elite idditch broomstick I wouldn t be surprised Keep checking Potter Are you a fan of Westworld Fahrenheit 451 Brave New World Blade Runner Battlestar Galactica Star Wars Star Trek Die Hard Ex Machina If you said YES to all of these can we be friends We already are Can we continue our friendship If you answered YES to three of those this is probably the book for you most likely surely EnjoyWhat a fantastic read this was What an absolute joy to experience this story What a privilege we all have to have access to great book such as these and also other books as well What a great time to be alive What a wonderful world we all live in How lucky are we to sit here in our living rooms and bathtubs reading away and enjoying literature at its finest Good Lord life is grand An android walks into a barHey the bartender says Only people with feelings are allowed in here You need empathy in order to be in a joke like this or at least have something people can relate toOh don t worry the android replies I definitely feel empathyRelieved the bartender invites him over to the bar What are you havingA beer would be great the android replies The bartender evidently approving of this fine choice gladly obliges and goes on to cater for the other guests The android sits there for a while drinking looking thinking He decides he wants of that beerHey bartender he shouts Come give me a refill my glass is empathyThe title of this edition Blade Runner is very fitting as it shows to which great extent my reading experience tied in to the movie This might seem strange because plot wise there are very few similarities between this book and the film And despite them being so different I can only say both are supremely good It s impossible for me to say which I prefer One element where the book wins it over the movie is
the title Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which was sedtitle Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which was sed a subtitle in this edition of the book The contents remain the same as in the original book but the cover work is evidently made with the movie in mind The way the novel influenced the movie probably goes without saying The central theme has been picked p man managed to create an inferior version of man in order to make Fearful Symmetry use of that product for their own benefit as slaves as company In essence what would happen if Dr Frankenstein s patent would expire and his creation would be mass produced made aesthetically pleasing and completely void of emotions Inferior is relative though because the androids are generally intelligent and agile And most look very attractive which helpsThat s where the philosophical aspect comes in What is it that makess so different from these creations that makes s essentially humanAccording to society in this book it s empathy The ability to feel for others to manage to go through what they re going through by some mystic group connection The androids can t do that and
thus considered subhuman and when on the loose dangerousThis story progresses by Lasers uestioning that central statement For starters not humans have empathy or at least they don t actpon it And when they have it it s selective at best The difference between human and humane is signifcant than what their similar spelling would suggest How else to explain the treatment of so called chickenheads by which society allows the elderly the weak and the stupid to be stranded on a dying planet Additionally hints are given that the androids could possess emotions than they were intended to have so than they were intended to have So on the humanity spectrum does that leave the man who has to kill them for a living That s what this story is about This book offers some insights on how Dick himself intended his book which was essentially an anti establishment novel during the war in Vietnam His line of thinking was that when we go fighting we become what we re fighting against In his vision the androids truly were evil Any sympathizing I have been doing with them and with me many others was not intended by the author and maybe partially due to the movie s influence Admittedly it becomes much harder to like them near the end of the book especially if you like animals Dick s focus was not on how human the in our eyes inhuman are but on how bounty hunters themselves became devoid of emotions the longer they were doing their jobs How those who claim to be human can turn into the monsters they fight ite easily I personally like to regard it from both its perspectivesThe atmosphere created in the book is supreme. World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated Through its ruins bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey When he wasn't `retiring' them with his. Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex uality to the novel a smoky haze that clouds the cities The scientific boom of the future world has severed the link between man and his true self He is detached and has to rely on artificiality to get by an artificiality of emotions and animals themselves Animals have become rare and extremely costly They are highly sought after and as such there is a huge market for fake animals androids electric sheep Thus Deckard kills and robots in order to attain his goal of getting an animal of finding himselfThis is a great novel one thatestions existence itself It certainly made me think Admittedly though I think the movie Blade Runner was so much better Aside from the exuisite cinematography and soundtrack it was far effective at delivering the humanity of the androids and the final confrontation was masterful It capitalised on the themes here and made them stronger I d watched Blade Runner several times but hadn t read Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep The book and movie don t entirely match The Forked Tongue Revisited up but they are both thought provoking and entertaining in their own right Fans of the film will notice serious discrepancies in the book as I did and vice versa Still they somehow compliment each other That s not a common response when I read a book after watching a film or commonly watching a film after reading the book Before reading the book I hadn tnderstood the title a significant plot line in the book which isn t explicitly explored in the movie So I guess that s my message for fans of the movie who are wary of reading the book which they ve been told is different than the movie they are both solid and neither experience detracts from the other In fact I m now a fan of both the novel and the movie It s the basic condition of life to be reuired to violate our own identity Philip K Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepHaving hooked p all the iridescent wires from my XC 23 Weird and Crazy in Fiction Test Machine to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep I m here to report results showed the needle registering a maximum ten out of ten on each and every page ite a feat ite a novel But then again maybe we shouldn t be so surprised after all this is Philip K Dick One of the most bizarre reading experiences anyone could possibly encounter Rather than attempting to comment on plot or the seuence of events too wild to synopsize here are ten ingredients the one and only PKD mixes together in his outlandish science fictional stew Rick Deckard the novel s main character a bounty hunter on the city police force assigned to track down and destroy human like androids that have emigrated illegally from Mars The year 2021 the PLACE SAN FRANCISCO IN THE AFTERMATH OF NUCLEAR WAR San Francisco in the aftermath of nuclear war dust everywhere many species wiped out The government says androids must remain on Mars and continue doing all the dirty work for humans who have migrated to the red planet Darn The problem is androids especially the most recently improved version with their new Nexus 6 brain nit have been given way too much intelligence Voigt Kampff Empathy Test Fortunately bounty hunters can administer a test to determine who is human and who is android The central dilemma with androids without the very human capacity to feel compassion for others an android is nothing than a solitary predator a cold killer capable of murdering humans left and right to eventually take over A true stroke of PKD irony since there are a number of instances where androids appear to have deep feelings and empathy for each other and even humans Meanwhile the human bounty hunters are expected to eliminate or retire androids with no feelings than if they were disassembling a vacuum cleaner This philosophical conundrum emerges repeatedly throughout the novel John Isidore Since he scored low on his I test labeled a special and chickenhead Isidore can t emigrate to Mars He lives alone in an empty decaying apartment building on the outskirts of the city and drives a truck for an animal rescue company When at home Isadore watches ha I could say that I love Dick but that would be weird Iare thus considered subhuman and when on the loose dangerousThis story progresses by estioning that central statement For starters not
very much enjoy Philip K s writing and though this is not one of his best the Pizza and Sex Rule applies to him ie just as even bad pizza and or sex is still pretty good bad PKD is as well And this is not bad at all The first mistake that a new reader would make is to watch Blade Runner and expect a novelization of that film it was LOOSELY based pon the book I m a big fan of the Ridley Scott film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer but the movie diverged from Phillip K DickDO VERY MUCH ENJOY PHILIP K
S LITERATURE EARLY ON THE BOOKliterature early on The book far bleak than the film if you can believe that and much intricate and complicated Blade Runner benefits from a simplified storyline The author was far ahead of his time both in the complexity of his story and the perspective from which he writes There are elements of Brave New World I Robot and Dune but the author has a niue voice and the story is an original It is not an excellent work as there are gaps and inconsistencies and many loose ends that are never tied in but the concept and provocation are superbOne element of the book that was completely left out of the film was a sub plot involving a Christ like messiah and a faith system based El Jarron Azul upon what could have been a hoax First published in 1968 this was one of his theological based novels and a trend that would continue steadily becoming freuent and invasiventil the end of his writingA MUST read for PKD fans as well as SFF fans period. Reward But in Deckard's world things were never that simple His assignment Fall of Paris uickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge deceit the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunte.