In this trenchant science-fiction screen treatment written in the mid-1970's, William S. Burroughs outlines the coming medical-care apocalypse: a Dante-esque horror show brought to a boil by a mutated virus and right-wing politics, set in a future all too near.
The author of Naked Lunch, Junky, Port of Saints, Cities of the Red Night, Queer and Exterminator treats this topical story in ultimate terms, with the dry, sophisticated humor he has mastered like no other modern writer.
Original title: Bladerunner, A Movie
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Overpopulation, Plagues
- The author wishes to thank Alan E. Nourse, upon those book The Blade Runner, characters and situations in this book are based
- This is a script treatment in the form of a novel that was based on a similarly titled short story by Alan E. Nourse. The rights for the name Bladerunner were sold to become the title for the famous science fiction movie. Other than the title and the genre, this has nothing to do with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or the movie Bladerunner.