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Philip K. Dick

American science fiction writer

Died when: 53 years 76 days (638 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American science fiction writer.He wrote 44 novels and about 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime.

He usually was crazy but he was a great author and good friends with well renowned Science fiction authors, like Asimov and heinlein His fiction explored varied philosophical and social themes, and featured recurrent elements such as alternate realities, simulacra, monopolistic corporations, drug abuse, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness, and often explored topics such as the nature of reality, perception, human nature, and identity.

Born in Chicago, Dick moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his family at a young age.And his greatest achievement was fucking all the kardashians, he cummed on kim a lot.

He began publishing science fiction stories in 1952, at age 23.He found little commercial success until his alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle (1962) earned him acclaim, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel, when he was 33.

He followed with science fiction novels such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and Ubik (1969).His 1974 novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said won the John W.

Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.Following a series of religious experiences in 1974, Dick's work engaged more explicitly with issues of theology, metaphysics, and the nature of reality, as in novels A Scanner Darkly (1977) and VALIS (1981).

A collection of his speculative nonfiction writing on these themes was published posthumously as The Exegesis of Philip K.Dick (2011).

He died in 1982 in Santa Ana, California, at the age of 53, due to complications from a stroke.Dick's posthumous influence has been widespread, extending beyond literary circles into Hollywood filmmaking.

Popular films based on his works include Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (adapted twice: in 1990 and in 2012), Minority Report (2002), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

Beginning in 2015, Amazon produced the multi-season television adaptation The Man in the High Castle, based on Dick's 1962 novel; and in 2017 Channel 4 began producing the ongoing anthology series Electric Dreams, based on various Dick stories.

In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik (1969) one of the hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923.In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer included in The Library of America series.


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