Dick’s genius is now, more than ever, alive and real in the mind of millions of people. The world we saw on the big screen, the one where Rick Deckard, played by an unforgettable Harrison Ford, operated, that Los Angeles of November 2019 (incredibly we are just two years off), was “true,” credible, real, and possible. This was, perhaps, the first time that the cinema managed to propose a plausible version of our future, which was not sweetened, or anaesthetised, idealist, or cleansed by marvellous technologies. This version was undoubtedly dystopic, gloomy, worrying, and distressing. In a few months, as many fans will already know, the first film’s sequel, Blade Runner 2049, will be released. The director is the talented French-Canadian, Denis Villeneuve, while Ridley ...