Posts Tagged ‘philip k. dick’

My latest interview

April 12, 2012

For fans of science fiction, conspiracy theory or both,

I was interviewed for Examiner:

I have been so blessed lately to be able to interview so many fascinating people. This will be my third interview with Tessa B. Dick. The former two were on my radio show The Church Of Mabus which can be found on the archives there. Our third android waltz together is through the written word and I enjoyed it very much. To learn about the inspiring and strange life of Sci-fi Author Phillip K. Dick . Who inspired such films as Blade Runner and Total Recall and has an epoch of knowledge in his books that have inspired countless others. Presenting Tessa B. Dick on life with Philip K. Dick.

1. So how did you originally meet Philip K. Dick and what was it like when you first met him that you remember?

Continue reading on Examiner.com Robo-Interview with Tessa B. Dick on life with sci-fi author Philip K. Dick – Panama City Paranormal | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/paranormal-in-panama-city/robo-interview-with-tessa-b-dick-on-life-with-sci-fi-author-phillip-k-dick#ixzz1rrD9R7PI

to read more, please click the link below:

http://www.examiner.com/paranormal-in-panama-city/robo-interview-with-tessa-b-dick-on-life-with-sci-fi-author-phillip-k-dick

Philip K. Dick: Existentalist

February 17, 2011

Over the course of my ten-year relationship with my husband, I learned that he was more an Existentialist than a Gnostic. His core ideas fall more into line with Kierkegaard and Nietszche, Kafka and Schopenhauer, than with the prophets of Nag Hammadi or the neo-Platonists.

Although he adopted some of the trappings of gnosticism, such as the demiurge and the veil of illusion, Philip K. Dick adopted an eclectic body of knowledge while educating himself at the public library. Like Schopenhauer, he came to the conclusion that the universe is not rational, so we cannot gain a rational understanding of its nature, rules and existence. Like Kafka, he saw us as prisoners who never know what crime has been laid against us.

In line with God’s assertion to Moses that his name is “I am”, Phil began his study of the human existence.

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Thank you for reading!
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Hanging by a thread– thread about to break

February 16, 2011

With a little help from my friends and family, I got a month’s worth of utility bills paid. Unfortunately, I’m still a month behind, so everything is going to get turned off.

You can help by pre-ordering a copy of my memoir Tessa B. Dick: My Life no the Edge of Reality, which will be available in March.

In this book I tell the story of my life, including my relationship with my husband Philip K. Dick (Bladerunner), as well as the government-sponsored experiment on school children in the 1960s. My brother and I were subjects in that experiment, which was conducted without our parents’ knowledge or permission.

If you send me $25 by Paypal, I will send you a signed copy as soon as it is available.

My Paypal addy is tuffy777@gmail.com

Thank you so much!

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Tessa B. Dick: My Life on the Edge of Reality

February 12, 2011

I’m putting the finishing touches on my memoir. If you read my previous book Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright, then you also need to read my new book Tessa B. Dick: My Life on the Edge of Reality.

The first book explores my husband’s visionary experience of 1973 and the writing of his novel A Scanner Darkly. The second book explores my own life, beginning in childhood, and some parts of my life with Phil that are not included in the first book.

When I met Philip K. Dick (Bladerunner) in 1972, I already had a life history that prepared me to accept the strange and paranormal experiences that we shared in 1973.

My new book will be released in March 2011 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other Internet book stores.

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Times turns into the Enquirer, covering their own behind

February 13, 2010

I am not surprised by the response of the Times to my letter objecting to Scott Timberg’s libelous article. They are covering their own behind.

The following presents their email to me and my response to them:

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Ulin, David wrote:

Dear Ms. Dick,

Thank you for bringing to The Times’ attention your concerns about Scott Timberg’s article. We carefully reviewed the issues you raised and are satisfied that the article fairly reflects the facts as they are known to The Times, and your point of view, as well.

Please let me know if you have any further concerns or complaints. Thank you again for writing.

Best,

David Ulin

David L. Ulin
Book Editor
Los Angeles Times
202 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: 213.237.7239
email: david.ulin@latimes.com

Tessa Dick
to David

9:06 AM (45 minutes ago)

“Tessa remembers the details differently” is not a fair presentation of what really happened, as confirmed by my brother’s letter to you. It presents the false story in detail. Furthermore, the article implies that I caused my husband to attempt suicide.
I have informed my attorney about this article, and we are looking into the possibility of a law suit.
I never thought that I would see the day when the Times became synonymous with the National Enquirer!
~~ Tessa B. Dick
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http://tessadick.chipin.com/legal-war-chest

My brother’s letter to the LA Times

January 28, 2010

My wife and I got a kick out of Scott Timberg’s Sunday story about Philip K. Dick. In fact, when I read the first portion to her, we both had to laugh out loud because it was so out of synch with reality. Somebody sure got this one wrong.

If you are a fan of Phil and you want an accurate account, please read on.

First, we were not at the Fullerton apartment. We were at the house on Santa Isabel.

Second, it was not nighttime. It was bright daylight.

Third, I never entered the house on that day and I never “started grabbing” anything. My wife did go in and help carry out Chris’s clothes and toys, but she isn’t even mentioned.

Fourth, we had no truck, no van, no trailer to transport chairs or tables.

Mr. Timberg asserts “the details…come from Powers’ journals.” I doubt Tim Powers was there. My sister Tessa says it was Kevin Jeter who was in the house.

If the fallacious account really does come from Tim Powers, he owes me and Tessa and Phil’s fans a sincere apology.

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Plastic Universe

January 27, 2010

I just read an article in the Los Angeles Times, and it apparently came from an alternate universe. According to this article, Tim Powers remembers an incident that never happened.

The LA Times reported interviewed me extensively, but he does not present anything that I told him. Tim Powers was not there, and it did not happen that way.

Yet, according to this article, Tim Powers was there, and it was at an apartment (not the house where it really happened), and supposedly my brother and I were taking all the furniture.

Perhaps this world is unreal, and events can change in the mists of time. Or perhaps this is a reinvention of the story that Phil used to tell about the day Nancy left him.

You can read the Times article here:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-philip-k-dick24-2010jan24,0,2001774,full.story

And now you can read the real story:

After reading yet another fantastic and completely fabricated account of my husband’s suicide attempt, I have decided that it is time that I told the full story of what happened that day.

One morning in February of 1976, I took our two-year-old son to preschool as usual, then attended a class at the local community college from 9 to 10 a.m. When I returned home, Phil was agitated and pacing around. He demanded that I leave immediately, so his new girlfriend could move into the house. I believe that the mood elevators which his psychiatrist had prescribed were causing his agitation, and he was beginning to get violent. He began throwing things around the living room, and he threatened to kill me if I did not walk out right away. So I walked out.

I called my brother, and that afternoon he and his wife came with me to the house, so I could get my clothes and the baby’s clothes and toys. My brother stood outside the front door, while my sister-in-law went into the house with me. It took us two trips to get the clothes and toys and load them into my car. The whole time, Phil and K.W. Jeter were sitting on the couch, drinking and talking. Jeter glared at me when I walked by. His expression was a mixture of hatred and contempt.

I was planning to stay with my parents until I got on my feet, but the next morning I learned that Phil was in the hospital, having attempted suicide. I went back to the house, where I found a note from Phil’s girlfriend telling me to buy cat food and take some clean clothes to Phil. She had taken Phil’s little Fiat sports car and my gasoline credit card. There was no sign that she had moved into my house, so I stayed there and cleaned up the mess that Phil had made when he tried to kill himself. I also bought cat food, and then I bought some brand new clothes for Phil and took them to the hospital. He stayed in the mental ward for about two weeks, and I took our son to visit him there one time. He seemed much calmer and more himself.

I dropped out of the community college, where I had been taking two classes, and I tried to take care of Phil when he came home. But that June, just over three months later, Phil moved out to an apartment that he had rented for another new girlfriend. He had a moving company take all of our furniture. I had to give up the house because I could not pay the rent, so I moved in with my mother until I could get on my feet.

And that is the true story of what happened.

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