This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Philip K. Dick

Novelist (16-Dec-1928 — 2-Mar-1982)


D. Scott Apel (editor). Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection. The Permanent Press. 1987. 296pp. Interviews, PKD's "The Eye of the Sibyl", and appreciations.

Emmanuel Carrere. I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey Into the Mind of Philip K. Dick. New York, NY: Picador. 2005. 336pp.

Anne Dick. Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982. New York: Edwin Mellen Press. 1995. By his wife.

Bruce Gillespie (editor). Philip K. Dick: Electric Shepherd. Melbourne, Australia: Nostrilla Press. 1975. Critical essays. Rare.

Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D. Olander (editors). Philip K. Dick. New York: Taplinger. 1983. Critical essays.

Don Herron (editor). The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick. Novato, CA: Underwood-Miller. 1991-96. (5 vols.) Volumes are: 1938-1971, 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1975-1976, 1977-1979.

Judith B. Kerman. Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?. University of Wisconsin Press. 2003.

Gwen Lee (editor). What If Our World Is Their Heaven? The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick. Overlook. 2001. 204pp.

Daniel J. Levack; Steven Owen Godersky. PKD: A Philip K. Dick Bibliography. San Francisco, CA: Underwood-Miller. 1981. 158pp. Also a revised edition published 1988 by Greenwood Press.

Douglas A. Mackey. Philip K. Dick. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1988. 157pp.

Gabriel McKee. Pink Beams of Light from the God in the Gutter: The Science-Fictional Religion of Philip K. Dick. University Press of America. 2004. 84pp.

Christopher Palmer. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern. Liverpool University Press. 2003. 272pp.

Gregg Rickman (editor). Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words. Long Beach, CA: Valentine Press. 1984. 250pp. Interviews.

Gregg Rickman (editor). Philip K. Dick: The Last Testament. Long Beach, CA: Valentine Press. 1985. Interviews.

Gregg Rickman. To the High Castle: Philip K. Dick: A Life, 1928-1962. Long Beach, CA: Fragments West. 1989.

Brian J. Robb. Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film. Titan Publishing Group. 2006. 320pp.

Lawrence Sutin. Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick. New York: Harmony Books. 1990. 352pp.

Samuel J. Umland (editor). Philip K. Dick: Contemporary Critical Interpretations. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1995. 240pp.

Jason P. Vest. Future Imperfect: Philip K. Dick at the Movies. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2007. 223pp.

Patricia S. Warrick. Mind in Motion: The Fiction of Philip K. Dick. Southern Illinois University Press. 1987. 222pp.

Paul Williams. Only Apparently Real: The World of Philip K. Dick. New York: Arbor House. 1986. 184pp.


  1. Official Website:


Below are references indicating presence of this name in another database or other reference material. Most of the sources listed are encyclopedic in nature but might be limited to a specific field, such as musicians or film directors. A lack of listings here does not indicate unimportance -- we are nowhere near finished with this portion of the project -- though if many are shown it does indicate a wide recognition of this individual.

  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.416)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.65)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.271)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.189)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.147)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.701)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.67)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.49)

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2016 Soylent Communications


Fair Use

Philip K. Dick
Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.