Books related to the movie Blade Runner
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If you like the movie "Blade Runner" you may be interested in the book on which it is loosely based. That book is "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by the late Philip K.Dick, arguably the finest SF writer of the twentieth century. After the success of the movie, the novel was retitled "Blade Runner" which is little surprise. If you read the book after viewing the movie, you may be quite surprised at how much the two differ but "Blade Runner" is probably as close as you could get to the book while still having some semblance of a coherent movie.

There are also two other novels which were written by K.W.Jeter after the death of Philip K.Dick. Imaginitively titled "Blade Runner 2" and "Blade Runner 3", they attempt to be sequels both to the movie and to the book. They do a fair job and are interesting to read but I cannot rate them as highly as the original novel or even other SF novels by Jeter. The two sequels were published with the blessing of Dick's literary executors.

Beyond the novels, there are also a number of books about the movie itself. The most important of those is Paul M.Sammon's "Future Noir" which is the definitive work on the subject and that should be your choice if you want to read more about the movie. The remaining books are of secondary interest.

There is even a computer game of the movie though it is becoming increasingly hard to find.

Novels
Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K.Dick amazon.com
Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human by K. W. Jeter amazon.com amazon.co.uk
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night by K. W. Jeter amazon.co.uk
Books about the movie
Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon amazon.com amazon.co.uk
Retrofitting Blade Runner : Issues in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' by Judith Kerman amazon.com
Blade Runner (Bfi Modern Classics) by Scott Bukatman amazon.com amazon.co.uk
"Blade Runner": the Inside Story Don Shay amazon.co.uk
The PC Game
Blade Runner amazon.co.uk
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