Dick, Philip K.

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Birth 1928-12-16
Death 1982-03-02
Americans
English

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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) is the author of 35 books and six collections of short stories. He received the Hugo Award for The Man in the high castle and the Campbell Award in 1974 for Flow my tears, the policeman said. The movie "Blade Runner" was based on his novel titled, Do androids dream of electric sheep? (1968).

From the description of Papers of Philip K. Dick, 1967-1977. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122644274

Biography

Born on December 16, 1928, in Chicago, science fiction writer Philip Kindred Dick was the author of 35 books and six collections of short stories, most dealing with the nature of reality. Dick received the Hugo Award in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle, a fantasy novel about Hitler winning World War II. His anti-drug novel, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, won the Campbell Memorial Award in 1974. The movie Blade Runner was based on Dick's 1968 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Philip Dick died of heart failure following a stroke, on March 2, 1982.

From the guide to the Philip Kindred Dick Papers, 1967-1977, (The Huntington Library)

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  • Short stories, American--20th century

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