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Science Fiction Repair Shop: I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe!

On 'Blade Runner 2049': All these moments in time must be kept, like tears from the rain.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017-10-06 23:00:00 No comments


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When I first heard word that a sequel to Blade Runner was in the offing, I rolled my eyes. The book sequels to Philip K. Dick's own Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? had been ... passable, I guess (if nothing else, K.W. Jeter mimed Dick's writing style with unnerving precision), but I always felt there was no particular reason to try and follow up something that was sui generis.

I didn't want a sequel to Blade Runner. I wanted something entirely new that would provide the same electric jolt as the original.

But we got a sequel anyway. And, to my surprise, the decisions made with it along the way began to turn my head.

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