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Anne R. Dick



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Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as the love of his life and his intellectual equal was full of passion--the meeting of soul mates. But behind the facade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.

By:   Anne R. Dick
Imprint:   TACHYON
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   326g
ISBN:   9781616960001
ISBN 10:   1616960000
Pages:   282
Publication Date:   October 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Invaluable for Dick fans and scholars because it's told by the one person he was close to at an important turning point in his career. --New York Times Anne's detailed account of her years with Philip K Dick is a must read for anyone discovering the autobiographical elements in his writing. No other biography gives the reader as strong a sense of how he crafted his fiction, where he got his characters, and what made him tick. --David Gill, San Francisco State University Besides being a remarkably accurate and life-like picture of the man, it is also a rattling good tale, like a real-life detective story. --Ray Nelson, coauthor (with Philip K. Dick), The Ganymede Takeover An investigation full of epiphanies, a narration of absolute vividness that could only be inspired by a passionate love, a book that transports us to a indissoluble past, more true than our own present. --Miguel Diaz Fernandez The secret of Phil Dick's greatness, as with so many other great men, is his ... [third] wife, Anne. You can see her influence in the development of his novels. --Thomas M. Disch, author, Camp Concentration and The Wall of America Anne R. Dick offers a compelling look at a giant of science fiction... A pleasure to read. -- Valley Advocate

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