Dick Author Record # Legal Name: Dick, Philip Kindred. Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA. Birthdate: 16 December Deathdate: 2 March Philip K. Dick - Alle Bücher, Hörbücher, eBooks und Verfilmungen des Autors von "Minority Report" oder "Total Recall" sicher und bequem online bestellen. «– diese Frage stellte sich Philip K. Dick im Titel seines erschienenen Romans. Ridley Scott hat danach den Film»Blade Runner«gedreht, der in die.
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick hat die Science Fiction nicht erfunden, aber aus ihr eine Kunst gemacht. Mit prophetischem Blick und genialischer Phantasie sah er Szenarien. Philip Kindred Dick, Pseudonyme Jack Dowland und Richard Phillips, war ein US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor. Philip K. Dick, in Chicago geboren, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten amerikanischen Science-Fiction-Autoren. Er schrieb 45 Romane und über
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Minority Report. TV series: Minority Report. Episode of TV series: Out of This World , adapted by Terry Nation. Christopher Hitchens' column in "The Nation" was called "Minority Report".
Father of producers Isa Dick Hackett , Christopher Dick and Laura Leslie , co-founders of Electric Shepherd Productions, a company dedicated to the stewardship of his library.
By , films based on Philip K. Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Sammon Paul Sammon ]: You would have to kill me and prop me up in the seat of my car with a smile painted on my face to get me to go near Hollywood.
I'm an obsessive writer and if I don't get writer's block I'd overload, short circuit and blow my brain out right away. Sometimes to go insane is an appropriate response to the World.
If you want to get well, you're going to have to stop trying to help people. The most dangerous kind of person What a tragic realm this is, he reflected.
Those down here are prisoners, and the ultimate tragedy is that they don't know it; they think they are free because they have never been free, and do not understand what it means.
Any system which says, This is a rotten world, wait for the next, give up, do nothing, succumb--that may be the basic Lie and if we participate in believing it and acting or rather not acting on it we involve ourselves in the Lie and suffer dreadfully This is a mournful discovery.
Exactly what the powers of hell feed on: the best instincts in man. When I was a child, I thought as a child.
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Dick's work have you seen? Aside from the "pink beam", Dick described the initial hallucinations as geometric patterns, and, occasionally, brief pictures of Jesus and ancient Rome.
As the hallucinations increased in duration and frequency, Dick claimed he began to live two parallel lives, one as himself, "Philip K.
Dick", and one as "Thomas",  a Christian persecuted by Romans in the first century AD. He referred to the "transcendentally rational mind" as "Zebra", "God" and " VALIS " an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System.
Dick wrote about the experiences, first in the semi-autobiographical novel Radio Free Albemuth and then in VALIS , The Divine Invasion , "The Transmigration of Timothy Archer" and the unfinished The Owl in Daylight the VALIS trilogy.
In , Dick wrote a letter to the FBI , accusing various people, including University of California, San Diego professor Fredric Jameson , of being foreign agents of Warsaw Pact powers.
At one point, Dick felt that he had been taken over by the spirit of the prophet Elijah. He believed that an episode in his novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said was a detailed retelling of a biblical story from the Book of Acts , which he had never read.
The last novel Dick wrote was The Transmigration of Timothy Archer ; it was published shortly after his death in Dick had three children, Laura Archer Dick  born February 25, to Dick and his third wife, Anne Williams Rubenstein , Isolde Freya Dick  now Isa Dick Hackett born March 15, to Dick and his fourth wife, Nancy Hackett , and Christopher Kenneth Dick born July 25, to Dick and his fifth wife, Leslie "Tessa" Busby.
In , he and his second wife, Kleo Apostolides, received a visit from the FBI , which they believed to be the result of Kleo's socialist views and left-wing activities.
The couple briefly befriended one of the FBI agents. He was physically abusive with his third wife, Anne Williams Rubinstein; after one argument in , he attempted to push her off a cliff in a car, then later claimed she was trying to kill him,  and convinced a psychiatrist to commit her involuntarily.
After filing for divorce in , he moved to Oakland to live with a fan, author and editor Grania Davis. Shortly after, he attempted suicide by driving off the road while she was a passenger.
Dick tried to stay out of the political scene because of high societal turmoil from the Vietnam War. Still, he did show some anti-Vietnam War and anti-governmental sentiments.
In , he joined the " Writers and Editors War Tax Protest ",   an anti-war pledge to pay no U.
On February 17, , after completing an interview, Dick contacted his therapist, complaining of failing eyesight, and was advised to go to a hospital immediately, but did not.
The following day, he was found unconscious on the floor of his Santa Ana, California home, having suffered a stroke. On February 25, Dick suffered another stroke in the hospital, which led to brain death.
Five days later, on March 2, he was disconnected from life support and died. After his death, Dick's father, Joseph, took his son's ashes to Riverside Cemetery in Fort Morgan, Colorado , section K, block 1, lot 56 , where they were buried next to his twin sister Jane, who died in infancy.
Her tombstone had been inscribed with both of their names at the time of her death, 53 years earlier. Dick's stories typically focus on the fragile nature of what is real and the construction of personal identity.
His stories often become surreal fantasies, as the main characters slowly discover that their everyday world is actually an illusion assembled by powerful external entities, such as the suspended animation in Ubik ,  vast political conspiracies or the vicissitudes of an unreliable narrator.
The ground is liable to shift under your feet. A protagonist may find himself living out another person's dream, or he may enter a drug-induced state that actually makes better sense than the real world, or he may cross into a different universe completely.
Alternate universes and simulacra are common plot devices , with fictional worlds inhabited by common, working people, rather than galactic elites. Le Guin wrote, "but there are heroics.
One is reminded of Dickens : what counts is the honesty, constancy, kindness and patience of ordinary people. Dick identified one major theme of his work as the question, "What constitutes the authentic human being?
Mental illness was a constant interest of Dick's, and themes of mental illness permeate his work. The character Jack Bohlen in the novel Martian Time-Slip is an "ex-schizophrenic".
The novel Clans of the Alphane Moon centers on an entire society made up of descendants of lunatic asylum inmates. In , he wrote the essay titled "Schizophrenia and the Book of Changes".
Drug use including religious , recreational , and abuse was also a theme in many of Dick's works, such as A Scanner Darkly and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.
Dick himself was a drug user for much of his life. According to a interview in Rolling Stone ,  Dick wrote all of his books published before while on amphetamines.
He also experimented briefly with psychedelics , but wrote The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch , which Rolling Stone dubs "the classic LSD novel of all time", before he had ever tried them.
Despite his heavy amphetamine use, however, Dick later said that doctors told him the amphetamines never actually affected him, that his liver had processed them before they reached his brain.
Summing up all these themes in Understanding Philip K. Dick , Eric Carl Link discussed eight themes or 'ideas and motifs':  Epistemology and the Nature of Reality, Know Thyself, The Android and the Human, Entropy and Pot Healing, The Theodicy Problem, Warfare and Power Politics, The Evolved Human, and 'Technology, Media, Drugs and Madness'.
Dick had two professional stories published under the pen names Richard Phillipps and Jack Dowland. The short story " Orpheus with Clay Feet " was published under the pen name Jack Dowland.
The protagonist desires to be the muse for fictional author Jack Dowland, considered the greatest science fiction author of the 20th century.
In the story, Dowland publishes a short story titled "Orpheus with Clay Feet" under the pen name Philip K. The surname Dowland refers to Renaissance composer John Dowland , who is featured in several works.
The title Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said directly refers to Dowland's best-known composition, " Flow, my tears ".
In the novel The Divine Invasion , the character Linda Fox, created specifically with Linda Ronstadt in mind, is an intergalactically famous singer whose entire body of work consists of recordings of John Dowland compositions.
The Man in the High Castle is set in an alternate history in which the United States is ruled by the victorious Axis powers. It is the only Dick novel to win a Hugo Award.
In this was adapted into a television series by Amazon Studios. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch utilizes an array of science fiction concepts and features several layers of reality and unreality.
It is also one of Dick's first works to explore religious themes. The novel takes place in the 21st century, when, under UN authority, mankind has colonized the Solar System 's every habitable planet and moon.
Life is physically daunting and psychologically monotonous for most colonists, so the UN must draft people to go to the colonies.
Most entertain themselves using "Perky Pat" dolls and accessories manufactured by Earth-based "P. The company also secretly creates "Can-D", an illegal but widely available hallucinogenic drug allowing the user to "translate" into Perky Pat if the drug user is a woman or Pat's boyfriend, Walt if the drug user is a man.
This recreational use of Can-D allows colonists to experience a few minutes of an idealized life on Earth by participating in a collective hallucination.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It occurs on a dying, poisoned Earth de-populated of almost all animals and all "successful" humans; the only remaining inhabitants of the planet are people with no prospects off-world.
The novel is the literary source of the film Blade Runner What crucial factor defines humanity as distinctly "alive", versus those merely alive only in their outward appearance?
Ubik employs extensive psychic telepathy and a suspended state after death in creating a state of eroding reality. A group of psychics is sent to investigate a rival organisation, but several of them are apparently killed by a saboteur's bomb.
Much of the following novel flicks between different equally plausible realities and the "real" reality, a state of half-life and psychically manipulated realities.
In , Time magazine listed it among the "All-TIME Greatest Novels" published since Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said concerns Jason Taverner, a television star living in a dystopian near-future police state.
After being attacked by an angry ex-girlfriend, Taverner awakens in a dingy Los Angeles hotel room. Dick , in full Philip Kindred Dick , born December 16, , Chicago , Illinois , U.
Dick worked briefly in radio before studying at the University of California , Berkeley , for one year. He published his first novel , Solar Lottery , in After years of drug abuse and mental illness , Dick died impoverished and with little literary reputation outside of science-fiction circles.
By the 21st century, however, he was widely regarded as a master of imaginative, paranoid fiction in the vein of Franz Kafka and Thomas Pynchon.
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All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award—winning novel is the work that established Philip K.
Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas.
In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. A Scanner Darkly Oct 18, Ubik Apr 17, As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all.
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