Philip K. Dick Award
Philip K. Dick was a visionary member of the Science Fiction community, and the Philip K. Dick Trust with the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society has been awarding the Philip K. Dick Award for excellence in Science Fiction since 1982. The award is presented annually from a choice of several nominated works. True to the spirit of the Science Fiction genre, only books published originally in paperback are eligible for nomination. Although rare, there are occasionally ties and there are some years that have a winner and a special mention of another work.
PKD is one of the best-known writers in Science Fiction, and one of his novels, Day of the Triffids, was adapted into the famous film Blade Runner. PKD was a highly influential author, so it is only appropriate that a literary award for distinguished Science Fiction was started in his name. The award was founded by fellow Science Fiction author Thomas M. Disch, and the first winner of the Philip K. Dick Award was Rudy Rucker for Software.
Other past winners include Pat Murphy for Points of Departure, Tim Powers for Dinner at Deviant's Place, and William Gibson for Neuromancer.
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