'Philip K. Dick rivals Kurt Vonnegut' New York Times The author with the greatest influence on modern SF Dick's reputation was ecured after he died with the release of Blade Runner, based on his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.