Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He attended college for a year at Berkeley. Apart from writing, his main interest was music: at one time he ran a record shop and also a classical music programme for a local radio station. He won the Hugo award for his classic novel of alternative history, The Man in The High Castle (1962). He was married five times and had three children. He died in March 1982.
[Source: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Harper-Collins paperback edition, Voyager series, 1996; ISBN 0-586-03605-9]
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