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7. Books (Blade Runner)


This article is from the Blade Runner FAQ, by Murray Chapmanmuzzle@cs.uq.oz.au with numerous contributions by others.

7. Books (Blade Runner)

Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and
Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Judith B. Kerman, editor, 1991, 291 pages.
Bowling Green State University Press, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Deals with social implications, genre issues, film sources, adaptation
issues, aesthetics and the creation of science fiction worlds.

The Blade Runner Sketchbook [out of print]
Blue Dolphin Enterprises, Inc., 1982, ISBN #0-943128-01-3.
- early monochrome production drawings and conceptual sketches of
parking meters, stop light trees, door keys, magazine racks, Blade
Runner pistol, and VK machine.

- Sketches of Tyrell's "coffin", a cryogenic unit holding his body in
suspended animation until future technology can revitalize him. His
casket looked similar to cryo units on board Discovery in Stanley
Kubrik's "2001: A Space Odyssey".

- A Virtual Reality mask. Worn over the face, a person used software
disks to enjoy various moods of pleasure. Supposedly erotic stuff.
Perhaps a vestige of the mood organ in DADoES.

- A stage where the dancers performed (like a small amphitheater).

The Illustrated Blade Runner [out of print]
Blue Dolphin Enterprises, Inc., 1982.
"Shooting version" of the script prepared late in post-production

The Blade Runner Portfolio [out of print]
Blue Dolphin Enterprises, Inc., 1982.

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan
Robin Wood. LC: PN1993.5.U6 W64 1986

Oblagon: Concepts of Syd Mead.
Tokyo, 1985
Showcase of Syd Mead's work with some of Blade Runner's pre-production art.

AARX: Kronolog II
CD-ROM of Syd Mead's work
Daikanyama Tyk,
Bandai Visual,
Fax: +81 334 77 1502

Blade runner : (a movie)
Burroughs, William S. Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1979.
ISBN 0-912652-45-4, 0-912652-46-2, 0-912652-47-0

Blade Runner 2: The Edge Of Human
by K.W. Jeter
Due Sep 1995, Bantam, ISBN 0-553-09979-5 (hardcover), $21.95
"The story of Rick Deckard -- as seen in Ridley Scott's 1982 cinematic
masterpiece BLADE RUNNER -- continues in this all-new novel. When last we
saw him, Deckard was fleeing Los Angeles with the replicant named Rachel.
Like all androids, she has a built-in lifespan of four years, and Deckard is
desparate to save her. But now he's also wanted for the death of Pris --
who wasn't a replicant at all, she was...human!"


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