Sunday, May 09, 2010

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires the Philip K. Dick Library

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired North American publishing rights to Philip K. Dick's two-volume unpublished masterwork, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick. Edited by Jonathan Lethem and Pamela Jackson, The Exegesis "serves as the foundation for ideas and themes that would appear throughout the work of this visionary author," notes Bruce Nichols, Publisher of Adult Trade at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HMH has also acquired rights to 39 titles from the author's backlist, which will be published in paperback under the Company's Mariner imprint beginning fall, 2011.

During his lifetime, Philip K. Dick won both the prestigious Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell Award, which honor excellence in science fiction. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005 and with publication in three volumes in the Library of America in 2007, Dick's 45 novels and 120 short stories have been adapted into numerous films, including, most notably, "Minority Report" and "Blade Runner" (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?). Other films based on his work are forthcoming.

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