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Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS.

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Time Viewers in Science Fiction - Philip K. Dick
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Simulacrum - Literature, Film, and Television - Philip K. Dick
... The philosophically oriented American science fiction writer Philip K ... Dick returned obsessively to the theme of simulacra both in the form of artificial environments, events, artifacts, organisms and even worlds ...
Philip K. Dick Award
... The Philip K ... Dick Award is a science fiction award given annually at Norwescon sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and (since 2005) supported by the Philip K ... Dick Trust, and named after science fiction and fantasy writer Philip K ...

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