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Inspirational Materials

There are many ways to run in the Shadows. Others have tried before, or tried to approximate the experience. Here is a partial and often-updated listing of those resources for the Runner looking to get in the right headspace.

(Note: Categories are generally Western. Listings in Italic are anime, manga, or similarly-influenced works.)

Films

Movies

  • Akira (1988)
  • Æon Flux (2005)
  • The Bank Job (2008)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Chappie (2015)
  • Children of Men (2009)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Dredd (2012)
  • Elysium (2013)
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995) [note: this became a franchise in many forms, see the Wikipedia page for more]
  • Heat (1995)
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • The Jackal (1997)
  • John Wick (2014)
  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
  • Kingsman, The Secret Service (2014)
  • The Losers (2010)
  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  • Reign of Fire (2002)
  • RoboCop (1987)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • The Running Man (1987)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • The Warriors (1979)

Shorts

Television

  • Æon Flux
  • Almost Human
  • Alphas
  • The Bionic Woman
  • Cowboy Beebop
  • Dollhouse
  • Max Headroom
  • Person of Interest
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Quantum Leap
  • The Six Million Dollar Man

Music

Books

Non-Fiction

  • eaarth, Bill McKibben
  • More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, Ramez Naam
  • The World Without Us, Alan Weisman

Fiction

  • A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick
  • Brave New World, Aldus Huxley
  • The Children of Men, P.D. James
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • Nexus Arc (series), Ramez Naam
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  • Odds Against Tomorrow, Nathaniel Rich
  • The Oyrx and Crake Trilogy, Margaret Atwood
  • Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • Snow Crash, Neil Stephenson
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

Comic Books and Graphic Novels

  • 1,000 AD
  • The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller & Lynn Varley
  • The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Frank Miller & Lynn Varley

Games

  • Andriod Netrunner *Board game
  • Android *Board game
  • BioShock series
  • Deus Ex series
  • Fallout series
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Shin Megami Tensei series
  • Syndicate
  • System Shock
  • Tom Clancy's The Division

(Many thanks to 4Chan, YouTube, Reddit, and many individuals and groups who helped compile this list and keep it up to date!)


Page last modified on November 15, 2016, at 02:49 AM