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Philip K. Dick


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. 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 spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into
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Do Androids Dream of Electr...

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The Man in the High Castle

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A Scanner Darkly

4.02 avg rating — 96,051 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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Flow My Tears, the Policema...

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The Three Stigmata of Palme...

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VALIS

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The Minority Report

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Time Out of Joint

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Martian Time-Slip

3.77 avg rating — 11,991 ratings — published 1964 — 77 editions
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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.”
Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness.”
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