Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (S.F. Masterworks) by Philip K. Dick

By Philip K. Dick

World warfare Terminus had left the Earth devastated. via its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, looking for the renegade replicants who have been his prey. while he wasn't 'retiring' them together with his laser weapon,
he dreamed of possessing a reside animal - the last word prestige image in a global all yet bereft of animal life.

Then Rick received his likelihood: the project to kill six Nexus-6 goals, for an incredible gift. yet in Deckard's international issues have been by no means that easy, and his task speedy changed into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit - and the specter of loss of life for the hunter instead of the hunted ...

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One day, a few weeks ago, I talked with Dave about exactly that. He had been thinking along the same lines. O. itself, circulated throughout Earth plus the colonies. O. with the following proposition. They want the latest and most accurate personality profile analytical tools used in determining the presence of an android - in other words the Voigt-Kampff scaleapplied to a carefully selected group of schizoid and schizophrenic human patients. " "This problem has always existed. Since we first encountered androids posing as humans.

All that money, he thought. And yet, people buy them; some people have that kind of money. Picking up the receiver again he said harshly, "Give me an outside line, Miss Marsten. " He glared at her. "Yes, sir," Miss Marsten said. " She then cut herself out of the circuit, leaving him to face the outside world. He dialed - by memory - the number of the false-animal shop at which he had gotten his ersatz sheep. On the small vidscreen a man dressed like a vet appeared. "Dr. McRae," the man declared.

At that moment," Iran said, "when I had the TV sound off, I was in a 382 mood; I had just dialed it. So although I heard the emptiness intellectually, I didn't feel it. My first reaction consisted of being grateful that we could afford a Penfield mood organ. But then I read how unhealthy it was, sensing the absence of life, not just in this building but everywhere, and not reacting - do you see? I guess you don't. ' So I left the TV sound off and I sat down at my mood organ and I experimented.

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