Youtube Video by Extra Credits on Dick
After a short break due to some academic shenanigans, I am back again with another issue of Pub Convos. This week we take a look into Phillip K. Dick, eccentric science fiction author and two of his most famous works which have been adapted into films and television show that we know and love.
Phillip K. Dick’s Life and Career:
Phillip Kindred Dick was born on December 16, 1928, in Chicago, US. Him and his twin sister were born six weeks prematurely, but she, unfortunately, died six weeks after they were born.
Dick was an average student and scored a ‘C’ on written composition while at school. He went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley but dropped out shortly due to mental health issues.
In 1951, Dick wrote and sold his first story called “Roog” and for the next decade, he wrote novels and short stories but never gotten mainstream success. That is until 1962 when he wrote “Man in the High Castle”
Dick was married 5 times, was an abusive husband and attempted suicide while also claiming to have paranormal experiences. I feel that it is important to highlight these things but also respecting the greatness of his writing.
Man in the High Castle: