Philip K. Dick is one of the legendary figures profiled in Science Channel's documentary series "Prophets of Science Fiction."

Literary genius, celebrated visionary, paranoid outcast —   writer Philip K. Dick lived a life of ever-shifting realities straight from the pages of his mind-bending sci-fi stories. Dick's iconoclastic work fuels blockbuster films like "Minority Report" and "Blade Runner," and inspires ground breaking research in physics, robotics — even law enforcement.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Dick pioneers the concept of virtual reality in his fiction. From this analog era, Philip K. Dick dreams into being a digital future — now realized in everything from motion-sensing video games, to the revolutionary simulated environments of UC San Diego's fully immersive StarCAVE.

In the 1956 thriller "The Minority Report," Dick envisions a reality where pre-crime police can peer into the future to stop crimes before they occur. Fifty years later, American police departments unveil the bleeding edge in real-world precognitive crime prevention technology.

Dick's landmark 1968 novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" — known to a generation of moviegoers as "Blade Runner" — posits a blurring of the line between man and machine. According to robot-engineers, we are now on the cusp of just such a world.

The brilliant author's work continues to resound with an always-expanding audience. Through a lifetime of surreal experience, Philip K. Dick confronts readers with a deceptively simple question: What is reality?


How old is he? Find out here.

Age: 88 years old
Birthday: December 16, 1928
Full Name / Real Name: Philip Kindred Dick
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Wife: Tessa Busby (4/18/1973 - 3/26/1978, divorced, 1 child)
Nancy Hackett (1966 - 1973, divorced, 1 child)
Anne Williams Rubinstein (1958 - 1964, divorced, 1 child)
Kleo Apostolides (June 1950 - 1958, divorced)
Jeanette Marlin (May 1948 - November 1948, divorced)

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