Philip K. Dick


Philip K. Dick was born on December 16th, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, United States and is the Novelist from United States. Discover Philip K. Dick's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 53 years old.

Date of Birth
December 16, 1928
United States
Place of Birth
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Date
Mar 2, 1982 (age 53)
Zodiac Sign
$250 Thousand
Essayist, Novelist, Philosopher, Science Fiction Writer
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About Philip K. Dick
  • Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction.
  • He produced 44 published novels and approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime.
  • His fiction explored varied philosophical and social themes, and featured recurrent elements such as alternate realities, simulacra, large corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness.
  • His interest in questions surrounding the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, mental illness, and transcendental experiences informed much of his work. Born in Chicago, Dick moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his family at a young age.
  • He began publishing science fiction stories in 1951, at the age of 22.
  • His stories initially found little commercial success, but his 1962 alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle earned Dick early acclaim, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel.
  • He followed with science fiction novels such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and Ubik (1969).
  • His 1974 novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
  • Following a series of religious experiences in 1974, Dick's work engaged more explicitly with issues of theology, philosophy, and the nature of reality, as in novels A Scanner Darkly (1977) and VALIS (1981).
  • A collection of his nonfiction writing on these themes was published posthumously as The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (2011).
  • He died in 1982 in Santa Ana, California, at the age of 53, due to complications from a stroke. A variety of popular Hollywood films based on Dick's works have been produced, including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (adapted twice: in 1990 and in 2012), Minority Report (2002), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).
  • The novel The Man in the High Castle (1962) was made into a multi-season television series by Amazon, starting in 2015. In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik (1969) one of the hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923.
  • In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer ever to be included in The Library of America series.


Blade Runner 2049's follow-up series Blade Runner 2099 has been greenlit by Amazon executives, September 15, 2022
A follow-up series to the 2017 feature Blade Runner 2049 has been greenlit by Amazon Studios executives. The news about the forthcoming science-fiction program was revealed by several sources on Thursday, and Deadline reported that the show would be titled Blade Runner 2099. Director Ridley Scott, who helmed the original 1982 Blade Runner feature, will serve as one of the series' executive producers.