Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.
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- Where Blade Runner began: 50 years of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ~Ananyo Bhattacharya toasts Philip K. Dick’s prescient science-fiction classic.~ When science-fiction writer Peter Watts first opened Philip K. Dick’s 1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a word caught his eye. It was “friendlily”. How had Dick got that past an editor? As Watts told me: “I knew at that point that Dick had to be some kind of sick genius.” Further on in the novel are the boldly redundant “disemelevatored” and the sublime “kipple” — a word for ‘junk’ that encapsulates the stuff’s sinister tendency to multiply entropically. Only William Shakespeare coined neologisms as brazenly.
Yet to debate Dick’s strengths as a stylist is to miss the point of Androids. For, as with much of his oeuvre (44 novels, 121 short stories and 14 short-story collections), it is ideas that propel the book into the imaginative stratosphere — and inspired director Ridley Scott to craft the masterly 1982 film adaptation, Blade Runner. Read more of the article HERE.
- Sean Young will be a guest at the July 13-15, Atlanta Comic Con at the Georgia World Congress Center!
Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, fanfiction, and some miscellaneous!
- Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ as a cult film – an essay
- Redefining Reality in ‘Blade Runner 2049’
- Exploring the Futuristic Sound Design of 'Blade Runner 2049'
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Greeks?
|Blade Runner Vector Poster by Bloody-Dingo|
|Artwork by Wyn Sexon|
|Artwork by Wyn Sexon|
|Blade Runner 2049 by Matt Anderson|
|Mini Blade Runner #06 by Jason Tammemagi|
|by Will HR|
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