En smakebit på søndag #78: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

En av bøkene jeg koser meg med nå, er Philip K. Dicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, boka som filmen Blade Runner fra 1982 er basert på. Klassisk science fiction med andre ord. Om det skulle være noen der ute som aldri har hørt om den, er i allefall dette vaskeseddelen: World War Terminus has left Earth an underpopulated wasteland where people keep electronic animals as pets. Through this bleak landscape reluctant bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalks the sophisticated and lethal Nexus-6 androids who have fled their labours in the Martian Colonies. In so doing, Deckard soon learns that the new messiah, the single messenger of hope in a desperate society, may be a fake. Stalking the mean streets of the grim, futuristic megalopolis that came alive in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Rick Deckard begins to question who is human and just what human is.

Smakebiten dere skal få kommer fra side 26, der teksten (og hovedpersonen Deckard) så vidt begynner å flørte med spørsmålet om hva et menneske er:

He had wondered as had most people at one time or another precisely why an android bounced helplessly about when confronted by an empathy-measuring test. Empathy, evidently, existed only within the human community, where-as intelligence to some degree could be found throughout every phylum and order including the arachnida. For one thing, the empathic faculty probably required an unimpaired group instinct; a solitary organism, such as a spider, would have no use for it; in fact it would tend to abort a spider’s ability to survive. It would make him conscious of the desire to live on the part of his prey. Hence all predators, even highly developed mammals such as cats, would starve.
Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow omnivores who could depart from a meat diet. Because, ultimately, the empathic figt blurred the boundaries between hunter and victim, between the successful and the defeated.

16 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #78: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”


  1. 1 Ann Kristin (@askine09) desember 16, 2012, kl. 15:01

    Høres ut som en bok som burde leses snarest. Takk for tipset, Julie, og ha en fin søndag videre.🙂

  2. 3 KindleJoy desember 16, 2012, kl. 16:04

    Denne ligger i ebokhyllami – klar for 2013, engang🙂 Kjekt å høre at du liker den! Fantastisk tittel😀

  3. 5 Beathe Solberg desember 16, 2012, kl. 16:59

    Tusen takk for smakebiten:-) Ha en fin søndag videre:-)

  4. 7 Haruhi desember 16, 2012, kl. 19:24

    Leste nettopp denne. Storkoste meg; spennende, morsom (!) og også veldig tankevekkende. Gleder meg til å lese din omtale av den!

    (Og blir forøvrig glad hver gang jeg ser tittelen. Tror det må være en av de fineste boktitlene jeg vet om).

    • 8 Julie desember 16, 2012, kl. 22:19

      Enig. En fantastisk god tittel!

      • 9 Heidi desember 18, 2012, kl. 20:29

        Enig med dere, den tittelen (!) der altså! En av de bøkene jeg bare vet hundrevis av folk bare har plukket opp og lest pga av tittelen uten å vite noe om boka på forhånd. Jeg er ikke glad i dystopiske bøker så jeg skal ikke lese den da. Men likevel.. Den tittelen, den tittelen!

  5. 10 Nina C. desember 16, 2012, kl. 19:33

    Takk for smakebiten! Tror jeg må sjekke ut denne her!

  6. 12 Monika desember 16, 2012, kl. 21:30

    Jag visste att Bladerunner byggde på en bok, men jag visste inte att det var denna. Tack för tipset.

  7. 14 astridterese desember 16, 2012, kl. 21:38

    En fantstisk fin tittel! Jeg regner med at jeg har sett filmen (høres så kjent ut at jeg tror det – men har ikke hukommelse til å huske det :-)), men boken har jeg ikke lest. Et bra tips!🙂

  8. 16 Melusine desember 17, 2012, kl. 13:16

    Siden filmen Blade Runner er basert på boken, må jeg sannelig lese den! Filmen syntes jeg var superbra den gangen🙂


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