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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)

The novel Blade Runner was based on. [For more information, see "The origins of Blade Runner" and the "Literature" section]

The Blade Runner Comic

Published by Marvel Comics in 1982. Written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon, Dan Green and Ralph Reese. The comic was issued in three versions: the full version, a pocket size B&W version, and the newsstand two issue comic book version.. Read the comic here on

Regularly for sale on eBay.

Blade Runner - A Story of the Future

Paperback - "Illustrated with More Than 60 Color Photographs, Based on the Movie Starring Harrison Ford". Story adaptation by Les Martin and published in 1982, this is very much like the film, with slight variations. A fascinating story and great photos, if you want a copy, your best bet is eBay.

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human (K.W. Jeter)
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night (K.W. Jeter)
Blade Runner 4: Eye And Talon (K.W. Jeter)

Sequels (of sorts) to both the novel "DADoES" *and* the film "Blade Runner".

The Bladerunner (Alan E. Nourse)

Related to the film "Blade Runner" in name only.

Bladerunner (A Movie) (William S. Burroughs)

Has nothing to do with Ridley Scott's film, despite the title.



Future Noir

Paul M. Sammon's book is described as one of the best of ALL movie reference books.

BR fans know it simply as "The BR Bible".

Ridley Scott - The Making of His Movies

If you like Paul M. Sammon's Future Noir book, you may also like his look at the director of Blade Runner. Not as in depth as FN, but still an interesting read.

Blade Runner (Scott Bukatman, BFI Modern Classics, BFI Publishing; ISBN 0-85170-623-1)

The British Film Institute examines one of their 100 most significant films of the twentieth century - Blade Runner. This is an in-depth look at the movie.

Beware: it is not really intended for the casual reader and is written in the sort of language you would expect from a "Film Institute".

Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' (Judith B. Kerman; Popular Press; ISBN 0-879-72510-9)

Another perspective. This is not a book about the making of Blade Runner. It is a series of essays examining the themes, etc. of the film, with respect to the original book and the society that has developed two decades later.

Particularly good for those who really want to explore the deeper significances of the movie and the fundamental philosophical questions it raises.

Blade Runner Sketchbook

Getting hard to find. Out of print in the USA and non-existent elsewhere. You might want to try the auction sites, like eBay, but expect to pay the price! Watch out for photocopies.

York Film Notes

A study guide. If you are lucky enough to be using Blade Runner in something like "media studies" in school or college coursework, then this one might be for you.

Blade Runner - The Inside Story

Hardcover - 71 pages (13 October, 2000)
Titan Books; ISBN: 1-84-023210-2

Hardcover reprint of the July, 1982 Cinefex magazine which delved deep into the special effects in Blade Runner.

Contains interviews with Syd Mead and Ridley Scott and detail that is not printed elsewhere. Only for those seriously interested in the SFX and models side of Blade Runner.

Film Architecture: From Metropolis to Blade Runner

An expensive book that is very wordy. For a book that is examining something so visual, you would expect it to have more pictures! Interesting, but probably only for those seriously interested in the way in which futuristic set design itself carries ideas.

In addition to published works, there are numerous analysis essays on all aspects of the film available on the Web, (many of them at A comprehensive, current set of links can be found on our Analysis page.


Related Films

I enjoy Blade Runner so much - are there any other movies or TV that might interest me that you can recommend?

Well, basically, every SF movie made after 1982. :-)

Seriously, though, BR has been enormously influential; its powerful visual style, a look at an all too plausible near-future, has been copied countless times.

All Films and Television are in our BR Related section.


Related Games

The old C64 Blade Runner game. [See section V. "The Games"]

The 1997 "Blade Runner" game by Westwood Studios (obviously!). [See section V. "The Games"]

Over the years, the influence of BR (the movie) helped create the whole genre of cyberpunk, which in turn had a large influence on mainstream culture, spawning lots of books, movies and games. Therefore, most cyberpunk style games tend almost by definition to be quite "BR-ish".

Some well-known computer games which take place in the familiar cyberpunk settings are:

- "Neuromancer" (based on William Gibson's cyberpunk classicof the same name)
- "Bloodnet" (RPG/graphic adventure)
- "Hell - a Cyberpunk Thriller": A graphic adventure from the mid-nineties.
- "Rise Of The Dragon" (reportedly very BR-ish!)
- "Syndicate" and its sequel, "Syndicate Wars"

Some noir alternatives to Blade Runner are the Tex Murphy series: a number of games situated in a post-nuclear San Francisco in the near future, starring a hardboiled (well, sort of :) PI called Tex Murphy; the games are, in chronological order: "Mean Streets", "The Martian Memorandum", "Under a Killing Moon", "The Pandora Directive" and, most recently, "Tex Murphy: Overseer".

For game consoles, there have been a couple of computer adaptations of "Shadowrun", which is a strange mix of cyberpunk SF and Tolkienesque fantasy but with a genuine BR feel to it.

"Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy". (Graphic Adventure)


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