Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) is one of the most well-known, literary science fiction writers of our time. Unfortunately, he died at the young age of 53 leaving behind a legacy of 121 short stories, 44 novels and a bundle of blockbuster movie adaptations.
Dick has been labeled paranoid and possibly suffering from schizophrenia. He struggled with distinguishing between reality and fantasy, which permeates the plot lines of the stories that he wrote. At a young age, Dick experienced severe bouts of vertigo causing him to become disconnected from reality.
According to an interview that Dick gave to Rolling Stone magazine in 1975, he developed an amphetamine habit that contributed to manic writing sessions. It is said that he produced 68 pages of material each day. In contrast, author J.R.R. Tolkein wrote slightly less than a full page, about 245 words, as a daily average.
If you’re not familiar with Dick’s writing there’s a good chance that you will recognize the motion pictures that were based his work.
• Blade Runner, “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?”
• Total Recall, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”
• A Scanner Darkly
• Minority Report, “The Minority Report”
• The Adjustment Bureau, “The Adjustment Team”
A major influence of many film directors, producers and actors alike, Dick is gifted author that should be read and embraced for his extraordinary genius in creativity. Celebrate the amazing works and talents of with these short stories available in free ebook format through Project Gutenberg:
What are some of your favorite Philip K. Dick novels and short stories? Is there a movie based on his works that you have particularly enjoyed? Share your thoughts with us!
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