Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner)



I'd like to begin with a close look at Chapter One to define the situation of the novel (time period, setting, conflicts) and to identify a few of the principal thematic concerns established through specific language and characterizations.


If all goes well, these opening concerns might lead to directed discussion of some of the following issues, which are typically considered to be central to both Do Androids Dream and Dick's work in general.  These issues are listed in no particular order and may be taken up as our interests direct us.