The impact of Blade Runner is simply going to be overwhelming, both on the public and on creative people-and, I believe, on science fiction as a field.

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I can only say that I did not know that a work of mine or a set of ideas of mine could be escalated into such stunning dimensions. My life and creative work are justified and completed by Blade Runner. Thank you.

Philip K. Dick, just months before his death, in a letter to the production company adapting his short story, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. By the way, the “final cut” of Blade Runner is available on Netflix’s instant streaming.