The Collection on Philip K. Dick
consists of press clippings, publications, short stories and manuscripts regarding Philip K.
Dick, an American novelist who has published almost entirely in the science fiction genre.
His works have been published in numerous literary magazines, such as
Amazing Stories, and
Fantasy and Science Fiction. The collection
also consists of newsletters from the Philip K. Dick Society, and photographs and press
booklets from the film
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 16, 1928 to Dorothy Kindred Dick
and Joseph Edgar Dick, along with his twin sister, Jane. He and his parents moved to the San
Francisco Bay Area, then moved back to Washington with his mother. In June 1938, Philip and
his mother returned to California, where he began to find interest in science fiction
literature. Dick was married five times, beginning with Jeanette Marlin in 1948, to Leslie
(Tessa) Busby from 1973 to 1977. He had also three children (Laura, Isolde, and Christopher)
with his last three wives. Philip Dick wrote one hundred and twenty-one short stories and
published most of them to literary magazines, such as The Magazine of Fantasy &
Science Fiction, Worlds of Tomorrow, and Amazing Science
Fiction. He also published forty-four novels, including The Man in the High
Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick’s work has been
adapted to numerous films and television shows, such as The Man in the High
Castle on AmazonVideo, Blade Runner, and Total Recall.
Dick passed away on March 2, 1982 in Santa Ana, California. A year after his death, the
Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction writing was inaugurated.
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