Philip K. Dick

(December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

An American SF writer who lived most of his life in California. He sold his first story in 1951 and from the mid-50s to the 70s was a prolific writer who 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.

Hugo Nominations:

GoHships:

Other Awards and Honors:

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

For more on his career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/dick_philip_k