Jaw-Dropping New Illustrations for the Book That Inspired ‘Blade Runner’

Folio Society's new edition of a pair of Philip K. Dick classics includes remarkable illustrations from two stellar artists.

The sequel-inspired interest in all things Blade Runner has unsurprisingly (and happily) extended to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the brilliant Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Ridley Scott’s masterpiece (and Denis Villeneuve’s). And luckily, our friends at The Folio Society have taken the opportunity to publish another of their beautifully designed and freshly illustrated editions of Dick’s groundbreaking novel, with a twist – once you finish reading Electric Sheep, you can flip the book upside down and read Dick’s A Scanner Darkly (itself adapted into a 2006 film by Richard Linklater). Chris Skinner created the art for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Andrew Archer illustrated A Scanner Darkly, and while the must-have book is available exclusively at the Folio website, we were lucky enough to nab a few preview images for your viewing pleasure.

Artist credit: Chris Skinner