Beyond Extraordinary 15: The World of Philip K. Dick – with Tessa B. Dick

The World of Philip K. Dick was one that in some ways, paralleled the heroes and anti-heroes of his famous stories.  He was a complex man.  A multi-faceted man.  A troubled man.  A brilliant man.  He is best known for the novels and stories that have led to major motion pictures such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report and many more.  He is widely regarded as one of the most influential sci-fi writers of the past half century.

Tessa B. Dick was married to this prolific author. Hers is a bird’s eye view into a world that many people have tried to understand both during his life, and since his untimely passing in 1982.  In her own right, Tessa B. Dick has been publishing her creative writing since 1969, when she sold an article with photographs to Alive! magazine.  After teaching English and Communications at Chapman University for 12 years, she retired in order to devote full time to her writing.

 World of Philip K. Dick with Tessa B. Dick

Philip K. Dick has amassed a fan base worldwide that rivals some of the most famous authors of all time.  Indeed, he IS one of the most well known and well regarded writers in his genre, and beyond.

tessa dick readingSome years ago, I became acquainted with Tessa Dick and have enjoyed her colorful personality, her love of her cats (four that she admits to having), and her love of Phil.  She’s a fascinating woman with a quirky personality and she’s just impossible not to like.

Join us as Tessa gives us an exclusive tour of the World of Philip K. Dick.

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Beyond Extraordinary 15: The World of Philip K. Dick – with Tessa B. Dick





  1. Dimitrios

    A fascinating episode. Sad and strange at times; but also very interesting! I would love to hear her elaborate on her Dino ideas as well more about her other writings. The discussion about PKD’s dealings with supernatural entities were creepy indeed. Very enjoyable Nat.

    • natalina

      Thanks Dimitrios! Yes Tessa has led a very fascinating life. And “sad and strange” probably adequately sums up some of PKD’s later life experiences.

      You know how I love my dinos. I was bummed she brought that up so close to the end with little time left to elaborate!

      Thanks buddy!

  2. Very interesting interview!

  3. George Brewer

    Great, excellent which to choose? An enjoyable interview even with the darker aspects of Dick’s life. One thought. Considering what he experienced, I wonder if he was not so much being attacked, but was being watched? Sadly, some of the devices used could have been active, as opposed to, passive listening devices. As if someone like the CIA was getting information that Dick was writing about and getting published. Like a spoiler alert. Reminds me of the US Embassy being hit by microwave radiation in Moscow. Tessa brought up Tesla and I immediately thought of gravitic transmissions.
    Excellent production. Enjoyed the editing. Good, well better than good, interspersing of interviews/discussion by Dick. One suggestion, reduce the gain a tad on the background music at the close.

  4. Thank you for your program, Natalina. Would you ever consider offering a lower kbps version of your program for the bandwidth impaired? (Maybe like 32 kbps) Thanks.

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