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Philip k dick, in full philip kindred dick, (born december 16, 1928, chicago, illinois, us—died march 2, 1982, santa ana, california), american science- fiction writer whose novels and short stories often depict the psychological struggles of characters trapped in illusory environments dick worked briefly in radio before. Pkd was a writer of science fiction in the 50s that was basically where publishers put there dissidents if you read anything about kurt vonnegut you will find his opinion on being labeled a science fiction writer, which will provide a better und.
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