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
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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