THE LAST INTERVIEW—AND THE FIRST INTERVIEW: Includes Dick’s first-ever interview, dating back to when he was just a 26-year-old kid whose first book, A Handful of Darkness was set to come out.
MAJOR FANS: Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, William Gibson, and Ursula K. le Guin have all cited Dick as an influence.
MOVIES!: As famous as Dick has become fore his books and stories, he also left a major legacy in Hollywood, where Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau became blockbusters.
A SCIENCE FICTION ICON: Dick is widely considered one of the most influential writers of science fiction, but he was also one of the genre’s first ambassadors to mainstream, literary readership.
DAVID STREITFELD: The books is edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Streitfeld, a reporter for The New York Times. He is also the editor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview.
“Dick is one of the ten best American writers of the 20th century, which is saying a lot…Dick is Thoreau plus the death of the American dream.” —Roberto Bolaño
“Our own homegrown Borges.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
“Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us and was a genius.” —Jonathan Lethem
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