This week’s Throwback Thursday is the book that inspired Bladerunner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, where it is almost impossible to tell the difference between robots and humans, Rick Deckard has to hunt down 6 escaped androids hiding out in San Francisco.
As Deckard tracks them down, he begins to wonder what really separates us humans from the androids, puzzled about whether he is human or not.
Its a kind of futuristic American Noir, but without the twists and turns. Its an interesting read, though not as interesting or well written as I thought it would be. Still, at least it’s a short book.
I’d recommend this one if you’re a fan of the film, or are after a quick sci-fi read. I’m not sure you could fall in love with it.
World’s okay-est sci-fi book.