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Philip K. Dick

1928 - 1982

Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. He produced 44 published novels and approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His fiction explored varied philosophical and social themes, and featured recurrent elements such as alternate realities, simulacra, monopolistic corporations, drug abuse, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip K. Dick has received more than 5,626,957 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 237th most popular writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Philip K. Dick ranks 235 out of 4,883Before him are Svetlana Alexievich, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nâzım Hikmet, W. Somerset Maugham, and Carlo Goldoni. After him are Pierre Corneille, Henri Charrière, Henry Miller, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Martial, and Prosper Mérimée.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, Philip K. Dick ranks 12Before him are Ariel Sharon, John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, and Rinus Michels. After him are Serge Gainsbourg, Agnès Varda, Osamu Tezuka, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Jeanne Moreau, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Among people deceased in 1982, Philip K. Dick ranks 10Before him are Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Carl Orff, Henry Fonda, and Roman Jakobson. After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Anna Freud, Arthur Rubinstein, Erving Goffman, Vasily Chuikov, and Jacques Tati.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip K. Dick ranks 185 out of 12,171Before him are Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Barbra Streisand (1942), Samuel Colt (1814), Tom Hanks (1956), Miles Davis (1926), and Charlton Heston (1923). After him are Henry Miller (1891), George S. Patton (1885), Orson Welles (1915), George Lucas (1944), John Cage (1912), and Doris Day (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Philip K. Dick ranks 20Before him are Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), J. D. Salinger (1919), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry David Thoreau (1817), and Pearl S. Buck (1892). After him are Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), and Emily Dickinson (1830).