It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found! (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This book really sucked me in. Though I know some folks really dislike the writing style, I found it intriguing and interesting. You never quite know what is going to be around the corner for the story. In some ways, I felt like it was reading Heinlein that you just “go with the flow” and the book is only going to get better with re-reading. It’s particularly interesting to realize that we are almost to the date 2021 (original 1992) that seemed “so far out in the future”. Fortunately, we’re doing slightly better than estimated!
With the advancement of technology, the book poses the question of how we interact with it and the definition of “life”. You could somewhat just read the series on the superficial level and be entertained, but I don’t think the ending would be satisfying. I will certainly be reading the other books in the series, I was both content with the ending and hankering for more to come.
P.S. I somewhat want an electric toad now…
Warning: Contains repeated violence.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Science fiction fans looking for something shorter and particularly intriguing!