Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick was the author of books such as VALIS, UBIK, and Man in the High Castle. Films adapted by works by Dick include Blade Runner (from Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall (from “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”), Screamers (from “Second Variety”), Paycheck, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and Next (from “The Golden Man.”).
In February of 1974 Dick began to have the hallucinations that inspired the “VALIS Trilogy” of novels.

Official sites

Official site of Dick’s estate

Unofficial sites

Wikipedia entry
philipkdickfans.com – Extensive site.
Total Dick Head Philip K. Dick fan blog. Most up-to-date resource for fans.

Recent News

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick has been released
Although the Radio Free Albemuth movie, starring Alanis Morissette, was screened on February 27, 2010 at the Sedona International Film Festival, it has yet to see further distribution. You can see the trailer here.
David Mack’s comic book adaptation of Electric Ant has been collected in paperback form. You can find a preview here.
Pixar to adapt Philip K. Dick’s “King of The Elves” for the big screen. Newer details are available here.

Interviews

Philip K. Dick interview on French TV from 1977
Philip K. Dick’s final interview on Blade Runner. According to Blade Runnder Online Magazine this was Dick’s last interview – no date or source is given.
Philip K Dick: Speaking with the Dead an “interview” constructed by Erik Davis from existing quotations of Dick (“fiction, letters, or essays”).

Writings by Philip K. Dick

11 Free Philip K. Dick Short Stories
How To Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later
Philip K. Dick’s Tractates Cryptica Scriptura from VALIS
A charming set of letters Dick wrote to a 15 year old fan in 1982
Project Gutenberg writings by Philip K. Dick

Writings and conversations on the subject of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
Robert Crumb on Philip K. Dick
Terrence McKenna: I understand Philip K. Dick
Interview with Philip K. Dick’s ex-wife Anne Dick.
Trevor Blake on Philip K. Dick
Erik Davis interviews Jonathan Lethem on the subject of Philip K. Dick
Blows Against the Empire: The return of Philip K. Dick long essay from The New Yorker
Anne Dick’s response to above New Yorker piece
Philip K. Dick’s Phylogenic Memory and the Divine Fire
Viking Youth Power Hour: Philip K. Dick Made You p1. and pt. 2 Audio conversation from the Viking Youth on Philip K. Dick.
The Last Days of Philip K. Dick
The Political Gnosis of Philip K. Dick An article in New Dawn Magazine explores the prescience of Philip K. Dick’s writings in light of 9/11 and the Bush administration’s reactions.
Dick found Orange County’s truth stranger than science fiction
Spielberg on Minority Report, Philip K. Dick from Wired
Time Magazine on Dick 2002 piece on the occasion of the Minority Report movie release

Misc

Philip K Dick’s FBI file and the bizarre story of a neo-Nazi plot to start a Third World War
Stage play about the life of Philip K. Dick
Preview of comic book adaptation of Electric Ant by David Mack
Will Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? “21C invited the world’s top physicists, neuroscientists, psychologists, artificial intelligence experts and philosophers to express their opinion on whether androids will dream. And if so, of what….”
Philip K. Dick robot goes missing
How much do you know about Philip K. Dick? quiz I scored an 8/10

See Also

J.G Ballard
Ursula K. Le Guin
Samuel Delany

1 Comment

  1. I am organizing The Philip K Dick Film Festival in honor of the great sci-fi writer
    We will have original films adapted from public domain short stories of PKDick, features and films based on the stories of Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka and others. http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com November 9,10,11 2012

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