This Friday, Columbia will release Total Recall, a remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film with the same name, the latest in a long line of movies based on the stories by science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
Born prematurely on Dec. 16, 1928, along with a twin sister, Dick's life was off to a difficult start. Shortly after their birth, the twins were rushed to the hospital, where his sister, Jane, died. Her death would haunt the writer, providing a basis for his unusual blend of speculative fiction.
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