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  • Published: 15 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781612195261
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.99
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Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview and Other Conversations


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An electric collection of interviews—including the first and the last—with one of the 20th century’s most prolific, influential, and dazzlingly original writers of science fiction

Long before Ridley Scott transformed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick was banging away at his typewriter in relative obscurity, ostracized by the literary establishment. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. These interviews reveal a man plagued by bouts of manic paranoia and failed suicide attempts; a career fuelled by alcohol, amphetamines, and mystical inspiration; and, above all, a magnificent and generous imagination at work.

Series Overview: A new series of pocket-sized interview collections, featuring conversations with some of the iconic writers and thinkers of our time.

  • Pub date: 15 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781612195261
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Philip K. Dick

Philip Kendred Dick was born in Chicago in 1928, but lived most of his life in California, briefly attending the University of California at Berkeley in 1947. Among the most prolific and eccentric of SF writers, Dick's many novels and stories all blend a sharp and quirky imagination with a strong sense of the surreal.

By the time of his death in 1982 he had written 36 science fiction novels and 112 short stories. Notable titles amongst the novels include The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968, later used as the basis for the film Blade Runner), Ubik (1969) and A Scanner Darkly (1977). The Man in the High Castle (1962), perhaps his most painstakingly constructed and chilling novel, won a Hugo Award in 1963.

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