Goodbye to the influential Anne R. Dick
All of us at Tachyon
are saddened by the news of Anne R. Dick’s death.
Anne R. Dick at her home in Point Reyes Station, CA. (Credit: Craig Lee for The New York Times)
The third wife of
the legendary Philip K. Dick, Anne R. Dick crafted one seminal works
on her late husband THE SEARCH FOR PHILIP K. DICK. The
personal memoir and biography book follows Philip K. Dick from
childhood to the course of their marriage (1958-1964), which also
coincided with the perhaps
his most fertile creative period. During
that time he penned 17 novels, including
several of his most celebrated works: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE
THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH, MARTIAN TIME-SLIP, CONFESSIONS OF
A CRAP ARTIST and DR. BLOODMONEY.
after his death, Anne R. Dick began the research for SEARCH
FOR PHILIP K. DICK, 1928-1982,
the first Dick biography. It was completed in 1984 and first
published in 1995 as a $120 hardback from Edwin Mellen Press.
Thankfully the manuscript was given to all Dick biographers, allowing
a unique insider’s account to an important literary figure. In
2009, Dick revised the work for an affordable self-published edition
and then again
for the current Tachyon Publications edition.
Anne Rubenstein and Philip K. Dick in 1958, shortly before they married. (Credit Courtesy of Rubenstein Archives/The New York Times)
after their divorce, Dick began selling her sculptures and jewelry.
In 1965, she began producing individual necklace, placing the them in
galleries and high-quality. Eventually Dick become know as a pioneer
in the American Crafts movement whose bronze jewelry has been
exhibited around the world.
Anne with sculpture (Credit: Self-Publishing Review)
also published and 7 books of poetry and
2 more non-fiction books including
LETTERS OF MY GRANDFATHER, MOSES PERRY JOHNSON.
is survived by her daughters Hatte (Rubenstein) Blejer, Tandy
(Rubenstein) Ford and Laura (Dick) Leslie and grandchildren Aaron and
Chris Brown, Evan Reano, Ariella and Mike Blejer, Kimberly and Dave
Ford, and Lisa and Justin Coelho, as well as three great
grandchildren, Lily Coelho, Aeton Schey and Max Brown, her
sons-in-law, David, Mark, and Russ.
thoughts are with her