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

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

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

 

Philip K. Dick

Rick Deckard is an android killer. He works for the police in San Francisco, where the deadly radioactive dust from World War Terminus still covers the city like a grey cloud, blocking out the sun. Nearly all the animals in the world have died, and most people have emigrated to Mars, where the government gives them androids to work as servants. But some androids escape and return, illegally, to Earth.

  There are six escaped androids on Rick’s list. He must search for them through the dusty, half-deserted city, use tests to identify them as non-human, then shoot them down with his laser gun. He earns a thousand dollars for each killing. Perhaps, he thinks, he’ll soon be able to buy a real living animal with his earnings, instead of the electric sheep he owns now. But these are Nexus-6 androids. They breathe, move, look, sound like humans; they have ten million electrical connections in their brains and think faster than many people. They’re intelligent, dangerous, and hard to kill. Rick Deckard will earn every cent of his six thousand dollars. If he lives...

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1,800 Total words: about 24,310
Hard words: admit, android, beam, corporation, deal, deer, depression, emigrate, empathy, exit, fake, familiar, form, goat, hovercar, identification, laser, lobster, mind, nervous, old-style, opera, ostrich, owl, physical, planet, protect, radioactive, react to, rehearse, religion, screen, space, spider, squirrel, system, toad, truck, unite, vote, wave, wire

 

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