Philip K. Dick
(December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)
Philip K. Dick, an American SF writer, lived most of his life in California. He sold his first story in 1951 and through the 1970s was a prolific writer whose stories frequently had paranoid themes. Since his death, his reputation has increased to the point where he is regarded by many was one of the greats of the field. Many of his stories have been made into successful movies.
The Philip K. Dick Award was set up to honor the best original paperback novel, since so much of Dick's work came out first in paperback.
Fanzines about Dick and his work: The Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter, PKD Otaku, Simulacrum Meltdown, For Dickheads Only. A literary biography of Dick was nominated for the 1987 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1954 -- Best Novelette Retro Hugo nominee
- 1963 -- Best Novel Hugo for The Man in the High Castle
- 1968 -- Best Novelette Hugo nominee
- 1972 -- V-Con 2
- 1974 -- Westercon 27
- 1975 -- Best Novel Hugo nominee
- 1987 -- Readercon 1 (Memorial Guest)
- 1991 -- Philip K. Dick Celebration
- 2005 -- A Scanner Darkly was Book of Honor at Potlatch 14
- 2005 -- Science Fiction Hall of Fame
See also: Kipple.
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