Manu Saadia

Manu Saadia is the author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek. He is Parisian and lives in Blade Runner’s Los Angeles. He is currently writing a Utopia.

Photo: Harrison Ford on the set of Ridley Scott's seminal 'Blade Runner,' set in the grim future of November 2019.

How ‘Blade Runner’ and Sci-Fi Made Everything Dystopian

Science fiction, especially Blade Runner, has spawned so many dystopias that dystopia itself has become banal. We need a new utopianism that embraces the city.