Dick are more influential, more talked about, and more popular than ever. His Estate is proud to announce the impending launch of an official Web site dedicated to the author at philipKdick. From his first short story in to his final works in Dick used the techniques and ideas of science fiction to explore psychology, religion, politics, and technology with compassion and humor.
Dickpublished in The semi- autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, Californiain the then-future of Juneand includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug use both recreational and abusive. The novel is one of Dick's best-known works and served as the basis for a film of the same name, directed by Richard Linklater.
Philip Kindred Dick 16 December — 2 March was an American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governmentsand altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus tended to reflect his personal interest in metaphysics and theology.
The inside-out story of how a hyper-paranoid, pulp-fiction hack conquered the movie world 20 years after his death. Dick, is a bullet. A crack engineer named Jennings, played by Ben Affleck, finds himself in a jam, as Dick's characters invariably do, and the bullet is headed his way. Spiraling through the air in superslow motion, it pierces his chest in a plume of red and bores into his heart.
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When I saw Phil Dick for the last time, he was beside himself with glee, having recently received a fat check from his agent for film options on a long shopping list of novels and short stories, in every case for a figure in excess of what he had gotten for their original publications. In addition, the first in the series of optioned stories, Blade Runner, was nearing completion and Phil had seen the rushes and heartily approved of how it had turned out. I glanced around at the small, dim, shabby apartment he occupied and said "I suppose now you'll move out of here and get yourself a mansion with a swimming pool and hot and cold running starlets".
Dick, I kept flipping back to the author photo. Then it came to me. He looked like the actor Tom Hulce, and after I realized that, the book fell into place.
American author Philip Kindred Dick died inleaving behind an astonishing 41 novels and around short stories. So how did this most post-modern of genre writers, who published his first novel in and continued to work at a ferocious pace up to his death at the age of 53, become such a widely adapted and influential figure? By the late s, Dick had already spent well over a decade writing short stories and novels.
The ragged beard and deranged stare marked him as a peer of counter-culture nemesis Charles Manson, but Philip K. Dick peddled a gentler lunacy. Through the s and s Dick, frequently teetering on the cusp of insanity, revolutionised experimental fiction.