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Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered states. In his later works, Dick focused strongly on metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia and schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences.

Dick wrote 44 published novels and 121 short stories. 10 of Dick's works have been turned into motion pictures, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau.

WorksEdit

AccoladesEdit

  • In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923. [1]
  • In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.
  • Each year, the convention Norwescon presents the Philip K. Dick Award in the author's honor.

Best Novel AwardsEdit

Award Year Novel
Hugo Award 1963 The Man In The High Castle
John W. Campbell Memorial Award 1975 Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
British Science Fiction Association Award 1978 A Scanner Darkly
Graouilly d'Or (Festival de Metz, France) 1979 A Scanner Darkly

QuotesEdit

  • "I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards"
  • "In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real."
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