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  • 1. Sydnie’s Pages by Donna Arriaga Sydnie’s Pages is inspired by PKD’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A crash refresher on PKD’s concocted philosophy of Mercerism and references to his “Sydnie’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue” will provide all the context you’ll need for this doc. And, while Blade Runner is truly phenomenal, unfortunately, it offers no direct reference to Mercerism and certainly no mention of Sydnie’s Catalogue. …even so, perhaps even the die-hard Blade Runner fan can still enjoy the Do Androids Dream inspired doc.
  • 2. 481 SE 3rd Ave San Francisco, CA 30481 January 3, 2041 Mr. Francis Poindexter NW CoApt #382-888 San Francisco, CA 30382 Dear Mr. Poindexter: We are pleased to acquiesce to your request for information regarding electric sheep, cows, and chickens. However, due to the discreet nature of our business, we advise that in the future you exercise greater caution in guarding your copy of the Sydnie’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue. Wheelright & Carpenter prefer not to have this unfortunate situation repeated. Enclosed you will find excerpts from Sydnie’s January Supplement. I am sure you will find these excerpts sufficiently helpful in determining which skillfully crafted animal best meets your desires. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via vidphone. Sincerely, Cogswell Wheelright Cogswell Wheelright Wheelright & Carpenter Enclosures: four pages
  • 3. SHEEP SHEEP Sydnies’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041 Sydnies’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041 79 79 IDENT# 753082 This robust Longhorn Sheep will make a marked impression upon any curious onlooker. Our finest engineers can tailor the Longhorn’s beastly mannerisms to fit your family’s desires: a wild sheep that powerfully displays it’s grace and ability by thrusting it’s hind legs into a mighty buck (safety protocols prevent injury to humans and other animals) to a gentle, docile creature that has tamed it’s wild tendencies and prefers to proudly gait about it’s quarters. $ 74,560.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Disease Circuits IDENT# 753095 Don’t be fooled. You too can perpetuate the grand celebration of Mercerism. Be a proud owner of this long- haired Black Sheep and remind citizens that wool belongs on animals. Each fiber is magnificently hand-crafted by our finest cosmanimaloigists. The Black Sheep’s wool is guaranteed to be indistinguishable from live-stock fibers. (Insurance Repair-Option offered for protection against black market wool-shearers.) $69, 625.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Mastication with Defecation Disease Circuits IDENT# 753056 Take comfort in knowing this dependable sheep will unfailingly be a hopeful reminder of life’s possibilities. Yes, even the most difficult of things can be accomplished when one is patiently determined. This three-legged sheep is a confident reminder to friends, family, and neighbors alike that all animals—regardless of the slight imperfections “nature” may bestow upon them—are valued in our society. (Bird not included) $ 72,525.00 Available Features: Fourth Leg Disease Circuits * See Available Features Price Index for a comprehensive list of prices per feature. * See Available Features Price Index
  • 4. COWSSydnies’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041 Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041COWS 105 Sydnies’s 105 IDENT# 876048 Manufactured realism is encapsulated in this supremely created cow. This animal is programmed to emulate several emotions including happiness, sadness, and surprise. Yes, one must witness the miraculous phenomenon in person! The cow has thousands of subcutaneous motion emitters localized in the facial region. Brow ridges crease and relax, eyelids widen and contract—all orchestrated to create a uniquely expressive cow. Features guaranteed to look genuine. $ 57,788.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Disease Circuits IDENT# 876099 The classic Milk Cow evokes the nostalgic memory of pre- colonial pastures graced with nature’s rolling hills and lush grasslands. This Milk Cow demands all the attention and care that one would extend to an authentic. Curious neighbors will look on as you relieve the pressure of your cow’s bulging utter. Yes, this cow needs milking! The routine maintenance package includes services for milk pick- up. Our services are a genuine replica of the Mercerism Ministry of Milk-to-Calves Delivery Service. $89, 825.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Mastication with Regurgitation Disease Circuits IDENT# 876035 The Long-Haired Cow is short in stature and perfect for the household desiring something more than a domestic pet yet smaller than the grandiose full-grown cow. This Long- Haired Cow is one-third the size of the average adult cow. It is a specimen of supreme quality and is capable of supporting all available features—making it an exemplar of superlatively crafted realism. $68,000.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Mastication with Regurgitation Mastication with Regurgitation & Defecation Disease Circuits * See Available Features Price Index for a comprehensive list of prices per feature.
  • 5. CHICKENS CHICKENS Sydnies’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041 Sydnies’s Fowl & Animal Catalogue | January 2041 162 162 IDENT# 038042 Arise at the stroke of dawn with the charming sound of the cock’s crow! We guarantee the Red Rooster will cock-a- doodle-doo like clockwork. In fact, this rooster’s crow can be pre-set to coincide with the psychotherapeutic hum of your personal alarm mood organ. $22,250.00 Available Features: Disease Circuits IDENT# 038055 This Husky Rooster loves pecking at birdseed and corn kernels! To correctly care for the “dietary needs” of your rooster, be sure to mix a minimal amount of small stones into the feed sack. (Specific proportions are included in the Care and Instruction Manual.) Yes, this rooster mimics an authentic’s need to ingest stones; hence creating the illusion that your rooster’s gizzard is utilizing tiny pebbles to crush and grind its food. $27,750.00 Available Features: Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac Disease Circuits IDENT# 038077 Any chicken coop is incomplete with out a Layer Hen. This hen requires regular feedings to storehouse enough energy to lay a genuine-looking egg. Shell fragility, transparent whites, and sunshine-yellow yolks are all reproduced by this miraculous Layer Hen. (Consult the Care and Instruction Manual for details on the chemical conversion process which transforms natural feed into faux eggs. Regular maintenance is necessary for chemical replenishment.) The routine maintenance package includes provisions for picking up the eggs. Our service is a genuine replica of the Mercer Chicken Hatchery. (Chick not included) $ 39,999.00 Available Features: Disease Circuits * See Available Features Price Index for a comprehensive list of prices per feature. * See Available Features Price Index
  • 6. Available Features Price Index Mastication with Removable Stomach Sac—now your electric animal can rise to a new level of authenticity. Simply feed you animal as directed in the Care and Instruction Manual. The animal will automatically cease to eat once the stomach sac has reached capacity. Remove the sac, empty contents, and replace. The Care and Instruction Manual includes extensive directions complete with illustrations. *Capacity restrictions on some animals. 1/2 Quart Capacity $ 3,500.00 2 Quart Capacity $ 7,500.00 4 Quart Capacity $ 14,500.00 Mastication with Defecation—this option allows your animal to produce authentic looking and smelling feces. The animal’s mechanical gastro-intestinal tract utilizes synthetic chemical digestive agents to process ingested food materials into replicated, extricated fecal matter. Regular maintenance is needed to replenish chemical digestive agents. $ 32,999.00 Mastication with Regurgitation—a perfect option for the bovine fanatic. The animal eats and chews its cud. The regurgitation process is meticulously timed to follow a cow’s natural digestive cycle. This option is complete with a Removable Stomach Sac. Choose one of two capacity options. 2 Quart Capacity $ 23,000.00 4 Quart Capacity $ 29,000.00 Mastication with Regurgitation and Defecation—choose this option for the most up-to- date bovine models available. This feature allows your cow to adhere to the most natural of bovine life processes: eating, chewing cud, and excreting waste. The feature allows you to avoid the hassle of emptying a Removable Stomach Sac; the animal’s mechanical gastro-intestinal tract utilizes synthetic chemical digestive agents to process ingested food materials into replicated, extricated fecal matter. Regular maintenance is needed to replenish chemical digestive agents. $ 49,999.00 Disease Circuits—should your electric animal undergo the rare and unfortunate event of short circuiting or malfunctioning, this option works as a safeguard to prevent others from detecting your animal is a non-authentic. When a malfunction occurs, a subroutine is accessed which activates the Replicated Trauma Effect. This effect mimics an authentic’s symptoms of pain and physical trauma. Each Replicated Trauma Effect is specially tailored to conform to the species’ natural responses. Mimicked responses include agonized vocalizations, emission of faux blood, foaming of the mouth, and several others. This option is strongly recommended for all electric animal owners. $ 69,999.00