Novel Interpretations: Understanding “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Since its publication in 1968, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? has been interpreted by academics and scholars in various, fascinating ways. Here are some newer analyses of this classic for those interested in a deeper reading. 

Cloyd places the book within the environmentalist movement of the 1960s and argues for its end-of-times distinction by blurring the divide between nature and industry. 

If you like philosophy, you're offered a large dose in this essay, which uses Heidegger to understand how the book portrays technology as a vital source for understanding the human condition.  

Greenblatt examines the negative implications of being an android in PKD's and other SF texts by asking: what does society's aversion to androids/robots say about our perception of human biology?

Mendoza compares the original narrative to its theatrical counterpart written by Edward Einhorn (2010), bringing nuance to the story's metaphysical meaning through her critique of the performative version.

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