The story focuses on primarily two characters, Rick Deckard, who is a bounty hunter that is charged with "retiring" renegade androids, and John Isidore, a "chickenhead" who aids the androids that Deckard is charged with retiring.
|Bogie from Maltese Falcon|
I enjoyed reading this book mostly because as I went through it, I could actually picture the characters and the setting. To me, it seemed like an old black and white film noir setting. I could completely believe Humphrey Bogart as Rick Deckard in this.
As a newcomer to reading Philip K Dick, I found this story well written and easy to follow. It is quite fast paced because the story all takes place in a single day. Well worth the time.
I haven't watched the movie Blade Runner for a while and am looking forward to seeing that soon to see how the book and the movie stack up against each other. I will be saving my comments on the film though for the Scifi Diner show I will be on.
Since I last posted, I have listened to three podcasts. Colin and company of Trek News and Views continued their discussion of time travel in Star Trek as they covered the Voyager series. They not only talked about voyager, but drifted into some interesting tangents and had a good time doing it. Well worth the listen.
David and Darren posted a discussion mostly about the upcoming Into Darkness movie on their Trekcast podcast. One thing they said that gave me pause to think about is why we like Star Trek. They couldn't have been more accurate when they said that the main reasons are the characters and the stories. For them, and for me for that matter, it isn't the sction. When looking at the trailers, one can get the impression that the JJ movies are moving into the Action/Adventure genre. I hope that's not the case. I completely agree with the Trekcast hosts. There has to be good characters and good stories. Also, they recorded their impressions upon leaving the theater that showed the first nine minutes of Into Darkness that has been tacked onto the beginning of the new Hobbits film showing in IMax theaters. in a word, David said it was "amaaaaaaazing!"
Finally, Scott and Miles posted their annual Geek Christmas List show on the Scifi Diner. If you are having trouble figuring out what to get that special sci-fi fan on your list, just listen to this episode (#160) of the Diner for some excellent ideas. The coolest part of this though is that I appear on this show with my top five gifts I would like to receive.
I don't know when I'll be posting again. It seems that I have plans that will keep me out of touch for a while over the Christmas break. I am hoping to at least see a good film and do a lot of reading.
Well, there it is...
I remain Kahless!