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'''Philip Kindred Dick''' (b. December 16, 1928 Chicago, Illinois d. March 2, 1982, Santa Ana, California) , often known by his initials PKD, was an American science fiction writer and author of ''[[Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', the basis for the 1982 film ''[[Blade Runner]]''.
 
'''Philip Kindred Dick''' (b. December 16, 1928 Chicago, Illinois d. March 2, 1982, Santa Ana, California) , often known by his initials PKD, was an American science fiction writer and author of ''[[Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', the basis for the 1982 film ''[[Blade Runner]]''.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Dick's former wife Tessa was asked in an interview why she thought his original titles have rarely been used in film adaptations (''Blade Runner'' versus ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'', etc). She replied, "Actually, the books rarely carry Phil's original titles, as the editors usually wrote new titles after reading his manuscripts. Phil often commented that he couldn't write good titles. If he could, he would have been an advertising writer instead of a novelist." [http://www.farsector.com/hot_content1.htm]
 
* Dick's former wife Tessa was asked in an interview why she thought his original titles have rarely been used in film adaptations (''Blade Runner'' versus ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'', etc). She replied, "Actually, the books rarely carry Phil's original titles, as the editors usually wrote new titles after reading his manuscripts. Phil often commented that he couldn't write good titles. If he could, he would have been an advertising writer instead of a novelist." [http://www.farsector.com/hot_content1.htm]
* Dick and Ursula K. Le Guin—perhaps his only peer in terms of academic and literary reputation among late 20th-century science fiction authors—were members of the same high school graduating class (Berkeley (Ca.) High School, 1947), yet did not know one another. Le Guin (then Ursula Kroeber) had been accelerated a grade, while Dick missed much of his senior year with the agoraphobia that would plague him as an adult. Le Guin later became one of Dick's great champions (calling him "our own home-grown Borges") and wrote ''The Lathe of Heaven'' as a conscious Dick homage; the two maintained a friendship and correspondence until Dick's death.
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* Dick and Ursula K. Le Guin--perhaps his only peer in terms of academic and literary reputation among late 20th-century science fiction authors--were members of the same high school graduating class (Berkeley (Ca.) High School, 1947), yet did not know one another. Le Guin (then Ursula Kroeber) had been accelerated a grade, while Dick missed much of his senior year with the agoraphobia that would plague him as an adult. Le Guin later became one of Dick's great champions (calling him "our own home-grown Borges") and wrote ''The Lathe of Heaven'' as a conscious Dick homage; the two maintained a friendship and correspondence until Dick's death.
   
 
===Awards===
 
===Awards===
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