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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

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Author

Philip K. Dick

Year Published

1968

Type

Novel

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is written from a third-person limited omniscient point of view, focusing on the experiences of Rick Deckard and John Isidore.

Tense

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is written in past tense.

About the Title

The main character of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is human Rick Deckard, who has an artificial sheep but wishes he had a real one. The title asks the reader to consider whether androids (robots in human form), too, wish to see themselves reflected in the world around them. The original setting of the novel was 1992, but recently published versions have updated that date to 2021. The novel was loosely adapted in 1982 as the film Blade Runner.

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