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Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)


Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago in December 1928, along with a twin sister, Jane. Jane died less than eight weeks later, allegedly from an allergy to mother's milk. Dick's parents split up during his childhood, and he moved with his mother to Berkeley, California, where he lived for most of the rest of his life. Dick became a published ... See full bio »

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Blade Runner Writer
(1982)
(2002)
Total Recall Writer
(1990)
(2006)

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  Blade Runner: Black Lotus (TV Series) (characters) (announced)
 2015-2018 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (based on the book by - 30 episodes)
- Jahr Null (2018) ... (based on the book by)
- Baku (2018) ... (based on the book by)
- Kasumi (Through the Mists) (2018) ... (based on the book by)
- Excess Animus (2018) ... (based on the book by)
- The New Colossus (2018) ... (based on the book by)
 2017-2018 Electric Dreams (TV Series) (based on the short stories by - 10 episodes)
- Safe and Sound (2018) ... (based on the short stories by)
- Kill All Others (2018) ... (based on the short stories by)
- Autofac (2018) ... (based on the short stories by)
- The Father Thing (2018) ... (based on the short stories by)
- Human Is (2017) ... (based on the short stories by)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (based on characters from the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by)
 2016 Piper in the Woods (Short) (original story)
 2015 Minority Report (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 10 episodes)
- Everybody Runs (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- Memento Mori (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- The American Dream (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- Honor Among Thieves (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- Fiddler's Neck (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
 2014 Andys (Short) (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 2014 Second Variety (Short) (based on a novel by)
 2013 The Crystal Crypt (Short) (short story)
 2013 The Pipers (Short)
 2012 Blade Runner 60: Director's Cut (Short) (story)
 2011 Beyond the Door (Short) (short story)
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (short story "Adjustment Team")
 2010 Radio Free Albemuth (novel "Radio Free Albemuth")
 2009 Screamers: The Hunting (Video) (inspired by the short story "Second Variety" by)
 2007 Next (novel story "The Golden Man" - as Phillip K. Dick)
 2006 A Scanner Darkly (novel "A Scanner Darkly")
 2003 Paycheck (short story)
 2003 Natural City (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - uncredited)
 2002 Minority Report (short story)
 2001 Impostor (short story "The Impostor")
 1997 Blade Runner (Video Game) (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 1995 Screamers (short story "Second Variety")
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (novel "A Scanner Darkly")
 1992 Barjo (novel)
 1990 Total Recall (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" - as Phillip K. Dick, inspiration)
 1987 Morning Patrol (excerpt)
 1982 Blade Runner (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 1981 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series) (short story "Impostor" - 1 episode)
- Impostore (1981) ... (short story "Impostor")
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Impostor (1962) ... (short story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Phillip K. Dick | Jack Dowland | Richard Phillips

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

And yet, even if one person finds his way ... that means there is a Way. Even if I personally fail to reach it. See more »

Trivia:

Though many of his works were adapted by Hollywood, Dick had long passed away when the royalties for his works started coming in. He had poorly managed his business affairs and as a result, didn't see many royalties from his novels and short stories. This left him living most of his life in relative poverty and squalor. He received a large payment for the rights to "Do Androids Dream of Sheep?", ... See more »

Trademark:

A recurrent motif in many of Dick's stories involves the collapse of an artificial reality; the main character discovers that his entire world has been mechanically imposed on his psyche and that "reality" is vastly different. Other uses of "alternate realities" also figure in some of his novels and stories. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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