By Philip K. Dick
By 2021, the realm warfare had killed hundreds of thousands, riding 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 exceptionally sensible simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even equipped humans.
Emigrées to Mars obtained androids so subtle it was once very unlikely to inform them from actual males or girls. scared of the havoc those man made people may well 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 used to be 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 genuine do fabricado não é mais tão nítida como ele acreditava.
Em Androides Sonham com Ovelhas Elétricas?, Philip ok. 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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The first one flashed past stark inches from him. Alert to the danger they presented, even to someone with energistic power, he began to jump aside. That was his mistake. The second horse might have missed him if he’d stayed still. Instead, it struck him almost head on. The screaming horse buckled on top of him, forelegs snapping with an atrocious crack as inertia sent it hurtling forwards regardless. The knight was flung out sideways, spinning in the air. He landed bonelessly, bouncing a full foot above the cobbles before coming to a final rest.
The grievous plea seemed to kick directly into Louise’s nervous system. She pushed her shoulders into the wall, levering herself upright. Mrs Charlsworth grinned mirthlessly as the maid and the burly warrior closed on her to consummate their vengeance. She raised the pathetic knitting needle again. Ribbons of white fire snaked around Rachel’s arms as she grinned at her prey. Small balls of it dripped off her fingertips, flying horizontally towards the stricken woman, eating eagerly through the starched grey uniform.
The manor and its grounds had become very quiet all of a sudden. The big entrance-hall doors swinging shut had acted like a signal for the birds to fall still. Even the horses were docile. The funereal sensation was broken by Merlin who had finally reached the gravel driveway. He barked quite piteously as he nosed around Louise’s feet, his tongue lolling out as he wheezed heavily. Louise gathered up the reins of both horses and started to lead them towards the stables. Genevieve grabbed Merlin’s collar and hauled him along.
Androides Sonham com Ovelhas Elétricas? by Philip K. Dick