Friday, April 17, 2009

Mrs. Dick in the news again

Variety reports:

The widow of sci-fi scribe Philip K. Dick has sued the production arm of the estate and several other entities, alleging her rights to proceeds from “Ubik” and “A Scanner Darkly” were violated...

The suit asserts that Electric Shepherd — a shingle run by [Laura] Leslie and another of the late author’s daughters — has allegedly disclaimed any obligation to Dick for proceeds from “Ubik,” first published in 1969 and set in 1992 in the “North American Confederation.”

The suit also asserts that Tessa Dick, the author’s fifth wife, is entitled to the proceeds of the two novels as a result of the 1976 divorce agreement in which she relinquished her interest to a number of other projects the writer had started, completed or published during their relationship.

Tessa B. Dick recently “reworked” her late ex-husband’s last book, The Owl in Daylight. She also wrote in to this blog after reading a post about similarities between The Flash #123 and The Man in the High Castle.

(Via ArtsBeat.)

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