Advanced Search While Philip K. Dick is one of today's most revered and bestselling science fiction authors, he spent much of his career in near-poverty. In addition, unlike many of his science fiction peers, Dick attended precious few signings, making him one of the most collectible names in modern science fiction. In the early s, Dick embarked on his writing career by publishing short stories in science fiction pulps, but made the jump to novels after one of his idols, A. Van Vogt , convinced him that there was far more money in to be made in that format. While Dick never completely gave up on short stories, he concentrated his prodigious output and published more than 40 novels in his life.
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When Philip was five, his father was transferred to Reno, Nevada ; when Dorothy refused to move, she and Joseph divorced. Both parents fought for custody of Philip, which was awarded to the mother. Dorothy, determined to raise Philip alone, took a job in Washington, D. Philip was enrolled at John Eaton Elementary School — , completing the second through fourth grades. His lowest grade was a "C" in Written Composition, although a teacher remarked that he "shows interest and ability in story telling". He was educated in Quaker schools.
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Email Most science fiction writers got the future wrong. But two 20th Century authors stand out as both relevant and prescient to anyone living in While the majority of 20th Century science fiction writers predicted full automation, huge advances in propulsion technology or the colonisation of other planets, Ballard and Dick were visionaries of inner space, telling us what life would feel like for 21st Century and later humans.
Philip K. Dick is a prolific American author of science fiction. He has written novels, essays, and short stories. Dick explored themes of political, sociological, and metaphysical nature which were incorporated into his books which deal heavily with monopolistic businesses, totalitarian government, romance, action, and altered states as well as betrayal and the perception of reality.