by Philip K. Dick (1968). The SF novel that forms the loose basis of Bladerunner, the best SF movie ever (ironically, the movie comes to the opposite conclusion than the book – androids can deeply emphasize with all life). Dark, anti-utopian, visceral, and very perceptive. It revolves around the emphatic response of humans to any other living being, animal or not, and the absence of such emotional response in realistic human replica, androids. Dick effectively talks about the Uncanny Valley effect several years before it was formally described by the Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori.