Android Animals

from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. DickRating: 3.8     (61 ratings)

 
He thought, too, about his need for a real animal; within him an actual hadred once more manifested itself toward his electric sheep, which he had to tend, had to care about, as if it lived. The tyranny of an object, he thought. It doesn't know I exist. Like the androids, it had no ability to appreciate the existence of another. He had never thought of this before, the similarity between an electic animal and an andy. The electric animal, he pondered, could be considered a subform of the other, a kind of vastly inferior robot. Or, conversely, the android could be regarded as a highly developed, evolved version of the ersatz animal. Both viewpoints repelled him.

- Narration, Re: Rick Deckard


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