Philip K. Dick

1928 - 1982

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Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American science fiction writer. He wrote 44 novels and about 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His fiction explored varied philosophical and social questions such as the nature of reality, perception, human nature, and identity, and commonly featured characters struggling against elements such as alternate realities, illusory environments, monopolistic corporations, drug abuse, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness.Born in Chicago, Dick moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his family at a young age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip K. Dick has received more than 7,040,633 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Philip K. Dick is the 242nd most popular writer (down from 235th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from United States (down from 185th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Writer.

Philip K. Dick is most famous for his science fiction novels, which often explore the nature of reality and what it means to be human.

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Among writers, Philip K. Dick ranks 242 out of 5,794Before him are Bartolomé de las Casas, Guillaume de Machaut, William Golding, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Christine de Pizan, and Prosper Mérimée. After him are Alphonse Daudet, Sallust, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Isabel Allende, Ian Fleming, and Anna Akhmatova.

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Among people born in 1928, Philip K. Dick ranks 11Before him are Hosni Mubarak, John Forbes Nash Jr., Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, James Watson, and Eduard Shevardnadze. After him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, Shirley Temple, Osamu Tezuka, and Didi. Among people deceased in 1982, Philip K. Dick ranks 12Before him are Carl Orff, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Anna Freud, Roman Jakobson, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel. After him are Erving Goffman, Arthur Rubinstein, Vasily Chuikov, Barack Obama Sr., Khalid of Saudi Arabia, and Jacques Tati.

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Among people born in United States, Philip K. Dick ranks 211 out of 15,968Before him are John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), Frank Zappa (1940), George Marshall (1880), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Samuel P. Huntington (1927). After him are Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Herbert Hoover (1874), and Whitney Houston (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Philip K. Dick ranks 23Before him are Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), and Emily Dickinson (1830). After him are Henry Miller (1891), Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), and Ezra Pound (1885).