Author:Anne R. Dick

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The Search for Philip K. Dick

Anne R. Dick was married to Philip K. Dick from 1959 to 1965. There is a New York Times article about Anne and her time with PDK, Philip K. Dick’s Masterpiece Years, by Scott Timberg published November 22, 2010 that says:

“The Search for Philip K. Dick” — which begins with the couple’s meeting, continues through Dick’s death, and then drops back to cover his birth and early life — was published obscurely in the 1990s and self-published earlier this year. The Tachyon publication, a more thoroughly edited and fact-checked version, provides an invaluable record of Dick’s Marin County years.

The Amazon product description for the 1995 edition says "originally published in the mid-1980s." A reader review of the 2009 edition says "I've long had a copy of the original hardcover of Anne's book, after first seeing portions of it in manuscript when she shared it with me and Paul Williams (Phil's first literary executor, longtime friend of both me and Phil, and editor/publisher of the Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter) in the '80s." It's not clear if the book was available only in manuscript form in the 1980s or if it was published, though in the 2009 essay 'A Legacy' by Anne R. Dick she writes that she 'gave up' after failures of publishing the book. She writes also: 'Then in 1992, Professor Sam Umland (...) arranged for the publication of Search by Mellen Press.' The Amazon date of a publication in the mid-1980s seems to be falsified with that statement.

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