Philip K. Dick

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Philip K. Dick

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born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
December 16, 1928

died
March 02, 1982

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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.

In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime.Although Dick...more


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“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
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“The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.”
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This is the Runners Up Science Fiction Poll for the book we will read starting October 1. These were all runners up from last year.

 
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