By Philip K. Dick
By 2021, the area struggle had killed thousands, using complete species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. those that remained coveted any residing creature, and for those who couldn't have enough money one, businesses equipped particularly practical simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even equipped humans.
Emigrées to Mars got androids so refined it used to be very unlikely to inform them from precise males or ladies. petrified of the havoc those man made people may perhaps wreak, the govt. banned them from Earth. but if androids didn't are looking to be pointed out, they simply combined in.
Rick Deckard was once an formally sanctioned bounty hunter whose task was once to discover rogue androids, and to retire them. yet cornered, androids tended to struggle again, with lethal results.
Rick Deckard é um caçador de recompensas. Ao contrário da maioria da população que sobreviveu à guerra atômica, não emigrou para as colônias interplanetárias após a devastação da Terra, permanecendo numa San Francisco decadente, coberta pela poeira radioativa que dizimou inúmeras espécies de animais e plantas.
Na tentativa de trazer algum alento e sentido à sua existência, Deckard busca melhorar seu padrão de vida até que finalmente consiga substituir sua ovelha de estimação elétrica por um animal verdadeiro; um sonho de consumo que vai além de sua condição financeira. Um novo trabalho parece ser o ponto de virada para Rick: perseguir seis androides fugitivos e aposentá-los. Mas suas convicções podem mudar quando percebe que a linha que separa o actual do fabricado não é mais tão nítida como ele acreditava.
Em Androides Sonham com Ovelhas Elétricas?, Philip okay. Dick cria uma atmosfera sombria e perturbadora para contar uma história impressionante, e, claro, abordar questões filosóficas profundas sobre a natureza da vida, da religião, da tecnologia e da própria condição humana.
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Where did Barthel go? I saw him drop,” Kiril said. “Into a ditch,” Barthel said. “Tumbled me about, put the horse on its back and spilled the supplies. But I gathered them up, pulled the horse to its side and kept it quiet until I could hear what was going on. ” “Orders still stand,” Bar-Woten said. They left the forest in a few minutes and rode across fields of wild oats. When morning caught them they were riding hard for the north and the borders of Mundus Lucifa. 23 Greg Bear—Hegira [e-reads] 4 T he countryside of Mediweva was slowly changing its character.
Hispan is gone. ” Kiril decided the best thing would be to leave. But which way? Away from the road he might run into what had swallowed Barthel. He had no judgment for distances at all. But he decided leading his horse out would be better than waiting for the next light. He tugged at the reins and urged the animal to follow. ” his lips said. His feet felt their way in the dark with tiny crunches. His back prickled— at any moment he expected a light and a bullet. But they were still talking among themselves, about twenty meters back.
The next day brought a warm, dry wind from the southwest. The skies were the color of bloody milk. Though the wind on the ground was mild, 50 Greg Bear—Hegira [e-reads] high above it tortured and twisted the clouds into thin, smooth ribbons and shot them with desert dirt. Mur-es-Werd was covered by a pink pall, and everyone walked warily as in a dangerous dream. By evening it was clear and the winds died down. But the city was restless that night. The bars stayed open later than was normally allowed by law.
Androides Sonham com Ovelhas Elétricas? by Philip K. Dick