Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968)

The novel from Phillip K Dick that is the inspiration for the film Blade Runner, it is set in a bleak futuristic world. Humans and Androids are two of the main races that dominate society, bounty hunters retire (another word for capturing and killing) Nexus 6 andys (short for Android) as part of their job, they fulfil a contract and get huge sums of money as a reward. Animals that die naturally can be created into electronic versions of the real thing. The Voight Kammp scale is a device used to measure empathic responses and identify if a person is real or in fact an Android.

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