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Sherman Oaks Meetup - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

With the successful discussion of Farenheit 451 I would like to go farther into classic science fiction and touch another, darker vision of post-apocalyptic future and the questions which humanity at that possible course of history will have to face. The popular movie Blade Runner was somehow based on the novel, but there are considerable differences between two plots.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? first published in 1968, is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal.

Sounds like we would enjoy the book and discussion!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I can't make it! I loved the movie but the book was so much better. Hope to see you at the next one.

    October 9, 2012

    • Roman

      This is what I thought. I felt that the movie had more of a darker side.

      October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I felt they left out some key parts. Plus the ending was too pat. Still loved it though. My son is really into P.K.D. now as well. I'm such a proud mama. He's reading Valis.

      October 11, 2012

  • Michelle V L

    Very interesting choice. I'll admit that science fiction is not my strong point. I'm excited to dive into this one. This will be my first meet-up with this group so looking forward to it for that reason as well.

    September 3, 2012

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