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[Review] Do Androids dream of electric sheep?

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“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”

This is probably the most famous quote out of the 1982 Ridley Scott movie “Blade Runner” – yet it is nowhere to be found in the source material, Philip K. Dick’s “Do androids dream of electric sheep?”.

I am a science fiction fan, yet I am continuously baffled by how many of the classics I haven’t read yet. Dick’s 1966 novel is one of those classics I hadn’t read. And I must say, I don’t think I have ever consciously sat down and watched the movie adaptation either. I heard its very different to the book.

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I pu...

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