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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
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Total Recall Writer
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 2023 The Skull (story by) (pre-production)
 2022 The Edge of Human (Short) (novel)
 2021 Blade Runner: Black Lotus (TV Series) (characters)
 2021 Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (story "The Defenders" - 1 episode)
- Más Allá (2021) ... (story "The Defenders")
 2015-2019 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (based on the book by - 40 episodes)
- For Want of a Nail (2019) ... (based on the book by)
- Hitler Has Only Got One Ball (2019) ... (based on the book by)
- No Masters but Ourselves (2019) ... (based on the book by)
- All Serious Daring (2019) ... (based on the book by)
- Mauvaise Foi (2019) ... (based on the book by)
 2019 Dust (Podcast Series short) (original story - 1 episode)
- Entry Four: Beyond Lies the Wub (2019) ... (original story)
 2019 Curious Matter Anthology (Podcast Series) (original story)
 2019 Pavel Kolev & Icaka: There's No Lie (Music Video) (inspired by)
 2019 Blade Runner(s) (Short) (characters)
 2018 The Room 13 (TV Short) (inspired by)
 2018 The Great C (Short) (based on the short story by)
 2018 BIOS (Short) (inspired by)
  Electric Dreams (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 6 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (based on the short story 'Foster You're Dead!' by - 1 episode, 2018) (based on the short story 'Hanging Stranger' by - 1 episode, 2018) (based on the short story 'Sales Pitch' by - 1 episode, 2017) (based on the short story 'The Impossible Planet' by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Safe and Sound (2018) ... (based on the short story 'Foster You're Dead!' by)
- Kill All Others (2018) ... (based on the short story 'Hanging Stranger' by)
- Autofac (2018) ... (based on the short story by)
- The Father Thing (2018) ... (based on the short story by)
- Human Is (2017) ... (based on the short story 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 Mini 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)
 2014 The Truth (Podcast Series) (Based on the Short Story "Upon the Dull Earth" by - 1 episode)
- Silvia's Blood (2014) ... (Based on the Short Story "Upon the Dull Earth" by)
 2014 Ficción sonora (Podcast Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Blade Runner (2014) ... (novel)
 2013 The Crystal Crypt (Short) (short story)
 2013 The Pipers (Short)
 2013 Blade Runner par Johanna Vaude (Short) (novel)
 2012 Blade Runner: Czy androidy marza o elektrycznych owcach? (Audioplay) (Video) (based on a novel by: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 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")
 1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV Series) (creator - 22 episodes)
- Meet My Maker (1999) ... (creator)
- Virtual Justice (1999) ... (creator)
- Eye Witness (1999) ... (creator)
- Personal Effects (1999) ... (creator)
- Assessment (1999) ... (creator)
 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")
 1977 Philip K. Dick: The Metz Speech (Documentary) (based on the book by)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Impostor (1962) ... (short story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Valis". 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)

Spouse:

Tessa Busby  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Isa Dick Hackett | See more »

Parents:

Joseph Edgar Dick | Dorothy Kindred Dick

Relatives:

Jane Charlotte Dick (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You know the old brownshirt term for people who spin philosophy? Eierkopf. Egghead. Because the big double-domed empty heads break so easily . . . in the street brawls 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:

Monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments often feature heavily in his work See more »

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