(born 1928, Chicago, Illinois, USA; died 1982, Santa Ana, California,
Authentic American visionary and dedicated speed freak whose allegorical
science fiction novels cut deep into the trash landscapes of Southern
California. The Man in the High Castle is reckoned the definitive
alternate America novel while Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
was filmed as Blade Runner. Dick died prematurely soon after
compiling his gnostic magnum opus VALIS.