The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick: 1975-1976

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Underwood-Miller, 1992 - Authors, American - 384 pages
"Science fiction grand master Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the most prolific and powerful authors of speculative fiction the genre has ever produced. He won the Hugo award for The Man in the High Castle, and the Nebula for Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Two popular science fiction films of the past decade were based on his work: Bladerunner and Total Recall." "In this volume Philip K. Dick continues the metaphysical and religious quest initiated by his mystical VALIS visions of 1974. The visionary archetypal material that intruded into his novels and his letters to friends, fans, and other SF writers marked a turning point in his literary career and changed his life forever. Reading Dick's letters gives new insights into the nature of his genius."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is the sixth, and probably last, volume of correspondence by the late science fiction author, Philip K. Dick. Underwood-Miller released The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick 1974 in 1991 ... Read full review


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Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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