The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe
I am extremely happy and proud to announce that my new book (co-edited with Joe Bongiorno) is out on Amazon in print and kindle format. It’s called The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe and it’s the result of a lot of hard work so I’m going to take a minute to thank Julian Darius and Mike Phillips at Sequart.org – our publisher. I want to thank Paul M. Sammon for a wonderful foreword (you know him as the author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, and many other books). Then I also have to send a HUGE shout out to my good friend Matt Busch who painted us a truly amazing cover to wrap all this great information in.
About the book:
In 1982, a new benchmark was set for science-fiction film with the release of Blade Runner. Based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by the acclaimed novelist Philip K. Dick and directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner was a visual and philosophical tour-de-force, set in a dystopian future in which artificially intelligent replicants, nearly indistinguishable from humans, are hunted down by police-operatives known as Blade Runners. Featuring the talents of Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Edward James Olmos, and Darryl Hannah, the film tackled numerous themes and birthed controversies that have been poured over by fans and critics ever since. Blade Runner has also inspired literary and comic-book spin-offs, and a cinematic sequel released in 2017.
The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe examines the entire Blade Runner saga, from the original novel to its numerous film iterations. The book features a foreword by Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner). Essayists include Bryce Carlson (of BOOM! Comics’ Sheep adaptation), Paul J. Salamoff, Robert Meyer Burnett, Rich Handley, Zaki Hasan, Julian Darius, and many others, with a cover by popular artist Matt Busch.
I would like to thank all the contributors who surpassed my expectations every step of the way: Joe Bongiorno, Paul M. Sammon, Robert Meyer Burnett, Paul J. Salamoff, Bentley Ousley, Steve Head, Bryce Carlson, Zaki Hasan, Brian Robinson, R. Lee Brown, Rich Handley, Joseph Brandt Dilworth Jr., Sabrina F, JF Boivin, Mike Beidler, Ian Dawe, Timothy Shanahan, Tom Lennon Writes Stuff, Mario Alberto Escamilla, Nelson W Pyles, Leah Jacobs Schade, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Nathan Patrick Butler, and Julian Darius.