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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"
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
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
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night (K.W.
Blade Runner 4: Eye And Talon (K.W.
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.
Has nothing to do with Ridley Scott's film, despite the title.
Paul M. Sammon's book is described as one of the best of ALL movie
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
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
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
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
BRmovie.com). A comprehensive, current set of links can be found
on our Analysis page.
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
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
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
- "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
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)