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 focused strongly on metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia and schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences.
Dick wrote 44 published novels and 121 short stories. 10 of Dick's works have been turned into motion pictures, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau, and Radio Free Albemuth.
- In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923. 
- In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.
- Each year, the convention Norwescon presents the Philip K. Dick Award in the author's honor.
Best Novel Awards
|Hugo Award||1963||The Man in the High Castle|
|John W. Campbell Memorial Award||1975||Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said|
|British Science Fiction Association Award||1978||A Scanner Darkly|
|Graouilly d'Or (Festival de Metz, France)||1979||A Scanner Darkly|
- "I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards"
- "In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real."
- Philip K. Dick quotes on WikiQuote