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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Lesson Plan

Introduction to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

In 1968 Phillip K. Dick changed the science fiction genre forever with his radical new novel about super-smart androids and the men who hunt them. The book did not initially garner critical or commercial acclaim. In fact, it was largely overlooked until the highly-successful film adaptation, Blade Runner, was released in 1981. Since the death of its author, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? has been retrospectively hailed as a classic of the genre. Rather than being an examination of hard science, the novel instead is a mind-bending excursion into the human psyche. In the post-war wreckage of a future-earth, dark reflections of religion, media, technology and consumerism inspire...

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