Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago in December , along with a twin sister, Jane. Jane died less than eight weeks later, allegedly from an allergy to mother's milk. Dick's parents split up during his childhood, and he moved with his mother to Berkeley, California, where he lived for most of the rest of his life. Dick became a published. Over a writing career that spanned three decades, Philip K. Dick () published 36 science fiction novels and short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power.
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in and lived most of his life in California. In , he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections.