Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

  • Release Date: 1996-05-28
  • Genre: High Tech
Score: 4.5
From 795 Ratings


A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner

By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force.

Praise for Philip K. Dick

“The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner

“A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”The New York Times

“[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”Rolling Stone


  • Classic Sci-Fi, a little different from the film

    By ManWithTheBFG
    As someone who saw the film Blade Runner first, it was interesting to see certain things from the film a bit more fleshed out here. The story was also distinct from the film. An entertaining read to be sure, but I find myself a bit jaded at my age, or spoiled perhaps by my frequent encounters with stories that have copied the exploration of “humanity” that this novel was among the first to explore, so I found a lot of its most major themes very familiar. Still glad to have read it regardless.
  • 🔥🔥🔥

    By Toxo P
    So good. Soooo bleak. Doom🤘
  • What a book...

    By darthbane17
    “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” was a revolutionary book when it was written and it has only become more poignant over the decades. After reading this book and watching both the new and original Blade Runner movies, I began questioning many things about the world we live in today. The isolation and questions about humanity that the story presents are bone-chilling, often times tear-inducing. Most of all, this book reinvigorated my love for science-fiction with a deeper, more thoughtful approach than many other books take. All I can say is read it, you will not be the same afterwards.
  • Wonderful

    By Dedtoast
    I loved this book until the very end, it keeps you on your toes and very aware of the strangeness in this future. Dial in for a great read. However I think 11.99 is a bit much for an e-book. I actually read this through the Amazon library for free.
  • A Great Premise

    By Dwardeng
    The basis for the Blade Runner movie, this is a portrayal of a not too distant future that is bleak and familiar, as it rings so true with our society and where it's heading.
  • really great

    By cartert3
    A fantastic novel that blends high-paced action with complex ethical and theological dilemmas. I really enjoyed it.
  • Great

    By Shakespeare777
  • Breathtaking

    By 🍂AutumnStarr🌟
    An amazing novel; full of adventure and drama. A must have for sci-fi lovers.
  • Thought Provoking

    By Mr. Mark R
    Being a fan of Blade Runner I decided to give the book a shot. It is actually quite different from the movie in many ways. I would highly recommend it. It is quite thought provoking. If I were to give it one crititcism it would be that the actions sequences were fairly short lived and anti-climactic. Other than that the psychology and philosophy of this (as well as many other Philip K Dick stories) will make you take a step back and think about life in a slightly different way.
  • Great Book

    By Arevinator
    First off, ignore the review pf the dolt who thinks this book was inspired by Bladerunner, this story was originally published mid 60's and was the inspiration for the movie Bladerunner. I do recommend the book and the movie but don't watch the movie first if you haven't seen it yet.